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 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

Great Atlanta Law Office Available Near Braves Stadium

Spacious and law office sublease available near Braves Stadium in Atlanta.  This  LawSpace is perfect for an attorney desiring to network with numerous other lawfirms and attorneys.  The owners of this LawSpace sublease to attorneys in various practice areas, and pride themselves on creating, by subleasing to talented attorneys,  a welcoming and harmonious legal community.   

Do not miss an opportunity to share space with  lawyers with law practices in these areas:  real estate,  social security disablilty,  domestic, probate litigation, bankruptcy, consumer contract law, commercial real estate, international law and securities law, personal injury, criminal, divorce, business and civit lititatin and trial.  Joining this group of lawyers space sharing at this convienent location would be a plus for any attorney.   

 Office address:  1820 The Exchange Suite 150 Atlanta, Georgia 30339.

The office is approximately 177 square feet.   For more details  please contact Michael Mclaughin at 770. 952.5000.  

Tips for Getting New Clients

Tips for Getting New Clients

 

According to a survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group, the biggest challenge for solo and small firm law practices is acquiring new clients.   Here are some tips for getting new clients.

 

 1.            Network, Network, Network!          

 

Attend conferences and networking events. Join a bar association, professional organization or committee.  Reach out to other lawyers, but also connect with non-lawyers who work in the same field as you.  Let your family, friends and acquaintances know about your practice and specialties.  Besides networking in person, be sure to network online too.  Do whatever you can to get the word out about your practice.  Part of networking may derive from sharing law space with other lawyers.  After all,  they are right next door to your office and may not practice in the area of law in which you are an expert.

 

2.            Establish and Maintain an Online Presence

 

Establish a professional website for your law practice. Create a social media account on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Avvo.  Continually update and participate in social media like contributing to Avvo forums or posting tweets about legal matters. Start a legal blog that provides helpful information your target audience is interested in.  You can link your blog posts to your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter account.

 

3.             Referrals

 

Maintain relationships with past clients and inform them of all the services your law practice provides. Referrals can also come from other attorneys.  Attorneys who work in a shared office space can recommend potential clients.  Sharing an office space with other attorneys provides many benefits like a strong attorney network, shared resources (printers, wi-fi, conference rooms etc.), reduced rent and a focused work environment.

 

4.            Karma is Real

 

Just because a particular client isn’t a good fit for your practice doesn’t mean they’re not a good fit for someone else’s.  Don’t be afraid to refer a client you wouldn’t normally take to other practices.  Who knows, maybe other attorneys just met with someone that would benefit more from your area of expertise.

 

Source:

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/2016/07/exclusive-survey-results-small-firms-greatest-challenges-theyre-address.html

 

 

Why Lawyers Don’t Sign Non-compete Agreements?

Q.  Why Lawyers Don’t Sign Non-compete Agreements?

A. Post-termination covenants-not to compete for lawyers are generally prohibited.  An Indiana lawyer learned the hard way.  The Supreme Court reprimanded him for including a noncompete clause in an associate’s contract and telling clients about the non-compete after firing the associate.  This lawyer was trying to take over the cases.  See http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2014/11/the-indiana-supreme-court-has-imposed-a-public-reprimand-of-an-attorney-who-had-contained-a-non-compete-provision-in-an-assoc.html  While at first glance this may seem harmless, it is considered unprofessional conduct. Sanctions may be applied to those attorneys violating this Rule.

The basis of this prohibition against noncompetes regarding the legal profession is based on the client’s right to choose representation.    

Q.  What about the Rule in Georgia?

A.    For those Georgia lawyers, see Rule 5.6 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct and Enforcement.   https://www.gabar.org/Handbook/index.cfm#handbook/rule135

Q.  Does this Rule apply in every state?

A.  It appears variations of Model Rules of Professional Conduct (”MRPC”) have been adopted in nearly every state.

See https://www.ameicanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/policy/rule_charts.htm. It appears it is a violation of ethics to restrict an attorney from accepting engagement from a potential client or client. Simply, clients have actually set lawyers free in this regard.  It is no small irony that restrictive covenants, while permitted against doctors, are prohibited against attorneys under the theory that there should be no interference with a client’s choice for legal representation. See Georgia Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6. 

Q.   But what of “in-house” counsel?  

A.  The general view is that Rule 5.6 applies equally to in-house attorneys.    (“In the ban did not apply to in-house attorneys, and restrictions were permitted, then ‘the public would be restricted from access to lawyers who, by virtue of their background and experience, might be the best available lawyers to represent them’”).

So, lawyers are free from the restrictive and sometimes onerous burdens of noncompete provisions.  Good for us. 

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