“Let’s Start a Law Firm” aspires to be everything you wished law school had taught you and nothing you wished it hadn’t taught you. This short-run podcast explores the topics of whether starting a law firm is right for you, the logistics of starting and running a business, finding and hiring clients, setting up an office, technology in law offices, and finding legal and nonlegal help.
Two Kentucky attorneys – consumer lawyer Ben Carter and criminal defense attorney Annie O’Connell – host the show. They decided to do this show to help law students, lawyers who can’t find work, and attorneys looking to get a better boss (themselves) navigate some of the non-legal aspects of starting and running a business.
The fourth episode, “Finding and Hiring Clients”, premieres later this week, and it will focus on important questions that every start-up attorney must answer: How do I find potential clients? How do I help potential clients find me? Once we’ve found each other, how do I know whether to take a case? Under what conditions will I take the case? How do I get paid? Topics include: attorney advertising, “networking”, social media, attorney websites (and attorney non-websites), fee arrangements, invoicing, and retainer agreements.