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 battle a big firm and win. 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.
for a description of my practice. The pages below describe
my experience -- how I escaped the rat race. I once again enjoy the
practice of law.
Practice for You? Necessary 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
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 $700 copy machine?
What you need and where to get it.
Getting started with this key piece of equipment.
Word processing, 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
How to get yourself a website. Using the internet to enrich and
simplify practice. The basics, and a few tools.
Resources for the
lone wolf lawyer, or anyone thinking about home office practice.
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.
me photos, ideas, and links. Let's make soholawoffice.com a valuable
resource for this exciting new form of practice.