If leasing space on your own isn’t quite optimal or financially desirable, sharing space with another lawyer can be another option to consider. Sharing space has the obvious upside of reducing cost, sometimes enabling you to be in a location that you couldn’t otherwise (comfortably) afford on your own. However,
Northwestern Professor Stephen J. Harper suggests that the measure for attorney output shouldn’t be based on total hours spent; rather, it should be based on useful work product created.
Yesterday at ABA Techshow 2011 the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO) released its “2011 Guidelines For Legal Professionals.” In many instances, lawyers may find – paradoxically – that their caution or resistance to adopting and implementing new technology is actually rendering their practice less reliable and less secure than what is rapidly becoming the “reasonable” standard in the profession.
Recently the ABA released “Perspectives on Finding Personal Legal Services”, the results of an opinion poll concerning, among other things, how people find lawyers. The report has inspired comments from several respected voices in the space. Some of the most controversial conclusions concern the impact – or alleged lack thereof – of social media on an individual’s decision to hire a lawyer.
In Part I of this series, we raised some cautionary financial considerations about one office space option: leasing traditional office space on your own. However, assuming that you’ve satisfactorily addressed those considerations, here are 3 key factors to consider when you’re ready to lease space on your own:
While both clients and lawyers continue to lament the limitations and drawbacks of the traditional “billable hour” method of charging for legal services, a few new methods are rapidly gaining popularity. There’s just no question that we’ll see these intriguing techniques continue to enjoy increased adoption during 2011 and beyond.
Dom Portwood: Hi, Peter. What’s happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports. Peter Gibbons: Yeah. The coversheet. I know, I know. Uh, Bill talked to me about it. (Whoops …. wrong “Office Space“). Today is the start of what will be a series on how to find a
Though there are a lot of questions with Quora (bad pun intended), it’s something lawyers ought to check out and at least familiarize themselves with, particularly those who have an interest in technology or work with venture capital and entrepreneurial companies.