Interested in a SOHO (Small
Office Home Office) practice? The focus here is
one lawyer, practicing at home, without staff. If you
are working harder and enjoying it less, welcome.
Sure, home law practice
has its trying moments. It can also be intensely
satisfying. Technology enables one lawyer to compete
effectively in the courtroom. For the first time, we can
practice effectively alone, at home.
Many successful SOHO
lawyers are older, experienced attorneys with a good
client base. We want to work less, get better
results for our clients and enjoy life more. I
left my small litigation firm in April, 1999, and now
practice out of my basement.
The pages below describe
my experience-- how I escaped the rat race. I once again
enjoy the practice of law.
Practice for You?
skills and attributes. Is this something you can
do, or even want to try? Ideas,
pros and cons. A day in the life of a lone wolf
lawyer. This section is just getting underway.
Please send photos and tips.
Outfitting the SOHO
lawyer. Here are answers to common questions from
potential SOHO lawyers. What do I need? Where can
I get it? This section is a set of affiliate
pages. Each sponsor pays a small commission on
sales, which supports the cost of this website.
Choosing computers to power the home office. Laptop
vs. desktop, specifications, and recommendations.
Skip this if you're a techie.
Printers, copiers, and all the other add-ons
to make the office work. Can you really get by
with a $600 copy machine?
What you need and where to get it.
Getting started with this key piece of equipment.
practice management, the works. This section is
tailored directly to the SOHO market. The
recommendations here are my own -- so there may be
better products out there, but these work for me.
How to get yourself
a website. Using the internet to enrich and
simplify practice. The basics, and a few tools.
for the lone wolf lawyer.
Please enjoy your visit
to soholawoffice.com. Perhaps you really
can escape the rat race and become a better lawyer and a
happier human being.