Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm by Spencer Aronfeld lays out exactly how someone just out of law school or even a lawyer who has been practicing for a few or many years can make the transition to solo practice.
Aronfeld has been operating a solo law practice since he graduated from law school, and in this book he generously shares not only what has worked for him but also what hasn’t so readers don’t have to make the same mistakes he has.
He covers everything from whether you should get a partner, getting and keeping clients, and being ethical to finding a mentor, staying healthy, and social networking. This is the most comprehensive resource I’ve seen on “hanging out one’s shingle,” and it’s written in a very down-to-earth, practical way. Five stars.
Simply put, anyone considering solo practice, especially if he or she has very little general business experience, should grab a copy of this book (also available on Kindle).
Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher.