Welcome to the New Modern Lawyer

Times are changing. We live in an always-on, self-service world. And the legal profession is having a hard time keeping up. The traditional law firm model just doesn’t work as well anymore, as seen by the hiring freezes, heightened partnership requirements, and lawyer layoffs. More and more lawyers, both newly minted and seasoned veterans, are turning to their own practices, whether by choice or by force.

The purpose of this site is to provide information and resources for lawyers who are starting or operating a small firm or solo law practice. Our focus is on providing you, the solo or small firm practitioner, with relevant information and helping to make your law practice as successful as possible.

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NML 013: The Importance of Taking Time Off

As lawyers, especially solos or small firm practitioners, it is easy to find ourselves completely immersed in our practices. Sometimes, though, we need to take a break from the law and running our firms. In this solo episode, Brad talks about the importance of taking time off and gives some tips for making

NML 012: Going from Solo to Starting a Partnership

Many solos leave their solo practice at some point to test the partnership waters. There are numerous benefits to starting up a firm, but there are also some pitfalls you need to be aware of before you take the plunge. John recently left his solo practice to join with another attorney,