BigLaw is not for everyone. Chicago attorney Matthew Willens offers steps for new attorneys on how to start a law firm practice. Tip No 1: Don’t Listen to Naysayers
First, you have to deal with the naysayers. Friends, families, and peers may try to talk you out of it. And it may not feel that way, but they have the best intentions.
Here’s the best advice you can get at this stage: Don’t listen to anyone who hasn’t started their own firm. Their discouragement is a form of protection, but unless they’ve done what you’re considering, they can’t know what they’re protecting you from. They can’t really know the dangers.
Regardless of where you are in your career, you can start your own law firm. Even if you’re straight out of law school, it’s possible. It’ll be easier when you have some type of favorable reputation, but many people have started successful firms at this stage. Continue reading “Tips for New Lawyers on Starting a Law Firm”
Matthew Willens is founder of Willens Law Offices, Chicago, andis recognized by the Illinois legal community as the “Best of the Best” in personal injury law and for taking his cases to trial and succeeding. He attended Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law.
Typography is the style and appearance of words on paper, computer screens, and other media. It has evolved from primitive drawings on cave walls in ancient times to stunning websites in the digital era. The elements of typography include alignment, color, consistency, contrast, hierarchy, and typeface. Good typography makes writing more effective just like good speaking makes oral arguments more persuasive.
A registered agent, a resident agent or a statutory agent (the three terms are interchangeable) is defined by United States business law as a business, or person, designated to receive service of process on behalf of a company against whom a legal action is brought.To put it another way, when you appoint a registered agent, you are providing the public with an indirect but efficient means of contacting you about a legal issue. The agent then makes sure that you receive the document within a reasonable timeframe.
BlumbergExcelsior Corporate Services, Inc. is now offering to file S-corporation status filings for corporations formed in the state of New Jersey. Previously, Blumberg only offered this service for corporations formed in the state of New York.
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Are you daydreaming of being your own boss? Whether entrepreneurs are manifesting their business plans by securing financing, drumming up marketing plans, and expanding their network by meeting colleagues at professional mixers, these hustlers are pursuing their passions — and making bank at the same time. Continue reading “Tips on Jump-Starting Your Small Business”
A web portal is a means of accessing multiple websites via the main website.
It is, essentially, a “gateway” to other related (and sometimes unrelated) sites. Web portals were created to enable a user to easily locate and access services, functions, and information that would otherwise be more cumbersome and time-consuming to find. By branching into various sites through a portal system, a user can find information in a more organized fashion. It would also create a simpler way to engage in that websites various functions without leaving the home website.Continue reading “What a Portal Can Do for You”
The deadly crash of a Boeing B-171 during a 1935 test flight gave birth to the use of checklists by pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews. The crash occurred when the aircraft stalled shortly after takeoff. After the crash, an investigation revealed that the pilot failed to release an elevator lock before takeoff making the plane unresponsive to pitch2 control. To prevent future failures, it was suggested that B-17 pilots use a pre-flight checklist to assure that all systems were operational before takeoff. Checklists have since spread beyond aviation to construction, education, healthcare, and manufacturing. This article provides tips and resources for lawyers who want to use legal checklists to avoid problems. Continue reading “Using Checklists to Avoid Problems”