Getting a sublet to rent an office in a suite of lawyers and/or other professionals is an attractive option. Such an arrangement can come quite bare-bones, or with a full range of amenities. Such arrangements commonly include a shared reception area, kitchen area and copier. Many also include a shared receptionist, and a conference room – these are nice items but can have a significant impact on the cost of the space. Some sublets will include other resources such as Internet, treatises or other legal materials. Sharing space may also create the potential for shared secretarial, bookkeeping, or legal assistant/paralegal time.
Not to be overlooked is the benefit of working with other colleagues around, creating the potential for socializing, using each other as sounding boards, and other interactions. Sitting in an office by yourself waiting for the phone to ring has the potential to be depressing.