Are solo practitioners feeling isolated in their law practice?

A solo practitioner in Brazil was inquiring  online of other lawyers about being isolated in their law practice.   The responses from lawyers practicing on their own affirmed that solo lawyers can get segregated from other lawyers.   Solo practitioners and small law firms (ten attorneys and under) make up approximately 49 % of active U.S. lawyers.  While the American Bar Association has not broken down the number of actual solo practitioners versus small law firm practices, solo lawyers are so busy hustling for clients, performing legal duties and billing clients,  that it can be isolating.   Sarah Stock of Legal Back Office and Stock Legal in St. Louis, Missouri  agrees.  “When people start running their own firm, it can be overwhelming and lonely.”   https://molawyersmedia.com/2018/12/11/new-services-or-products-that-support-missouris-legal-community-jaimee-hall-sarah-stock/

 

Attorneys are practicing in the same office with other lawyers absent the creation of a "law firm" across the United States.  These lawyers are an association of independent attorneys.  See Model Rule below.

 

  • In our blog Tips for Sharing Law Space with other Lawyers,  we talked about safeguard tips for sharing law office space with other lawyers who are not affiliated with your law firm.  http://www.lawspacematch.com/posts/84  Considering the effect of conflicts and other ethical rules such as Model Rule 7.1 (avoid appearances of a partnership with attorneys sharing law office space),  lawyers are finding a group of lawyers having synergy and practicing in a shared office space.   This co-working situation among lawyers is a great solution.  Not only could this increase potential revenues, it could zap that feeling of isolation in your solo law practice.  

 

  • And working with other lawyers (not necessarily a member of one’s own firm) can boost confidence and morale.  Check out our blog post:  Can Working in a Shared Office Space really make you Happier?  https://www.lawspacematch.com/posts/54   According to Deskmag, an international online magazine about co-working, their survey suggested that there is a difference in levels of satisfaction on whether the lawyer formally worked in a traditional office versus the home.  Simply,  the lawyers sharing office space possessed more self-confidence.  Deskmag reported 90% higher confidence where lawyers were working in a shared office space situation.  Supporting reasons for this increased confidence  included but were not limited to:   the ability to choose co-working lawyers, and reduced stress due to choosing a LawSpace closer to home.

 

  • Also, many law firms are moving forward on a “hub and wheel” approach.  This means lawyers leave with their client base and work for newly innovative law firms allowing a type of sharing of law firm resources.   These remote attorneys do not work in the principal law office of the larger firm but instead are allowed to  take advantage of the efficiencies that technology makes possible.  The remote attorneys find office space while they electronically tap into the hub law firm’s resources.   Firms in Atlanta trying this approach include:  Taylor English http://www.taylorenglish.com/careers-experienced.html, Fisher Broyles http://www.fisherbroyles.com.  According to Taylor English, “One of the key distinguishing characteristics of our firm is our first-of-its kind hybrid business model in which we blend the full-service features of a centralized office – our “Hub” – with the efficiency and geographic scope of a virtual law firm, with our ‘Remote’ lawyers situated close to clients across the country while collaborating with our Hub attorneys and each other on a shared technology platform.”  http://www.taylorenglish.com

 

These lawyers are looking for shared law office space.   And that is one of the reasons we created www.LawSpaceMatch.com.  Created by lawyers for lawyers who share law office space.  We are revolutionizing how lawyers connect for space sharing. 

 

LawSpaceMatch.com Sponsors the YMCA of Metro Atlanta 2019 YMCA Champions Spin-A-Thon for year Second Year

LawSpaceMatch.com  proudly supports the YMCA of  Metro Atlanta and for the second year in a row, we are sponsoring the YMCA of Metro Atlanta Y Champions Spin-A-Thon as part of the Mark Spain Real Estate Team.  Join us  on February 23, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. http://www.SpinForTheKids.org   

 

The YMCA  provides necessary resources, including hunger relief, to children and their families in the community to help children stay on track, grow as leaders, and learn how to make contributions that positively impact their communities.  Specifically, proceeds from Mark Spain’s Team 2019 Spin-A-Thon will go towards helping as many as 150 children attend summer camp, regardless of their family’s financial ability. 

The YMCA, Mark Spain and LawSpaceMatch believe that every child should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their circumstances.   Cycle with us this Saturday!

Law Office for rent -Civic Opera House Building

Chicago, Illinois - we know it is frigid and lawyers are trying to make it to the courthouse.  Stay warm and land in a great law office for your law practice. 

Location for this law office  is 20 N. Wacker Drive in the Civic Opera House building.   Zip code 60606-2901.  Lawyers on the move can check this out.  Also, check out our blog about lawyers space sharing being happier.  https://www.lawspacematch.com/posts/54

Office is an east view and annual law office rent is negotiable. 

Practice Areas are estate and probate, business, general litigation, personal injury and real property.   Internet and electricity included. Contact Chris Matern at 312.236 3510 for more detail.

Stay warm Chicago lawyers! 

New Staten Island law office for rent

Check out two offices located in Staten Island, New York.  One is larger exterior office and one is interior office.  Large secretarial area.  Windowed office.  Open lot parking.  Great for your clients to access the law firm.  Contact the law office manager by searching 10305 zip code today.   

 

New Year. New LawSpace in Raleigh NC - office sharing opportunity

New Year and New LawSpace for Rent  - Lawyers Sharing Office Space

It's a new year and we have new LawSpace available for attorneys seeking to share law office space.   Office Sharing opportunity in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Check out all other amenities by searching zip code 27612.   Join lawyers who are already practicing law and reduce your law firm expenses.   You work out the deal with this law firm and move ahead with practicing law.   This law firm practices business, elder law, estate planning, general litigation, personal injury and real property law. 

Don't forget to check out our other blogs about ethics and office space sharing.  https://www.lawspacematch.com/posts/84

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