Although some attorneys reject the term “the business of law” as trivializing the profession, the fact is that all sole practitioners are small business owners. Keeping the doors of your law practice open requires you to treat your law practice as a business. Unfortunately, these are not skills taught in law school. However, plenty of materials exist to show you how to successfully manage a law office.
From hiring an accountant to choosing software and insurance to finding an office, the tasks necessary to open and manage your law office may seem daunting at first. But by choosing the right time-saving tools (software in particular), managing your time responsibly, and attacking and prioritizing your to-do list every day, you will be amazed at how quickly you can be up and running.