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Opening a law office

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by munchausen, May 5, 2011.

  1. VaderDave

    VaderDave Senior member

    May 18, 2010

    Congrats! A couple of things you might want to consider:

    1) Make your office scalable--only hire part timers (even 3/4 timers) with a minimum hour promise. That way if you need them for extra hours, they're available, but if things slow down the overhead won't eat you alive.
    2) Try to find a remote answering service that can handle your phone calls and maybe even scheduling. This will help you be scalable and a good service will ensure that you have phone coverage from 8-5 every single business day (no sick days, no lunch breaks, no vacation, no benefits from you). The one I use (even now, for our multi-attorney practice) only costs about $250 per month, which is way cheaper than hiring a full-time receptionist, even if you split it among several attorneys.

    Anyway--I'm a big advocate of slower, controlled growth. Keep that overhead low and learn to work as leanly as possible.
  2. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Where the Truckee waters flow

    This sounds like great advice - my dad took similar steps as both the above while establishing his accounting practice years ago.

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