Does going solo mean going alone?
February 6, 2009 9:40 AM Subscribe
Solo practitioner startup filter: Newly-admitted attorney (this month) seeking advice on professional, technical, & marketing issues about providing freelance legal research & writing services.
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake to Law & Government (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
There are four issues I think I need to address before starting this business:
1) Do I need malpractice insurance? Can you recommend a provider?
2) What services would you expect from my website?
The ability to upload & download documents? The ability to edit your pieces online? I'm leaning towards a combination of Wordpress, Google Docs, Google Checkout, but I am open to other solutions.
3) What marketing opportunities am I overlooking?
I'm already networking with local attorneys. Should I also institute an online advertising campaign? Craigslist?
4) PLLC or Solo Proprietor?
I'm familiar with the tax and liability consequences, but would like to hear from people who have more experience than I currently possess. Give me your horror stories.