LawSpaceMatch supports YMCA 2018 Y Champions

Join the Spin-A-Thon 2018. It does not matter which team you are spinning for. Come sweat and help over 140 kids get the opportunity to go to summer camp. Every donation of $165.00 helps give another child the fun of summer camp. We are supporting the Mark Spain team and have contributed to Mark Spain's team raising over $18,000 so far. Way to go Mark Spain! Also, we are pleased to be associated with a team where The Mark Spain Foundation will be matching all donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000 this year. Help the kids make it to summer camp and join a team today. Don't wait. Event is Saturday March 24, 2018.

3 Reasons Solo Practitioners Take the Opportunity to Share Law Office Space

 As we mentioned in our blog post, "You can't run a Law Practice From a Coffee Shop, http://www.lawspacematch.com/2011/06/you_cant_run_a_law_practice_from_a_coffee_shop/, you cannot practice in a cafe forever. Considering an appropriate level of professionalism, an attorney's ethical duty to maintain a client's secrets and confidences confidential, and for your own working quiet space, lawyers need a law office. Why not space share with an existing law firm? Here are three reasons to proceed with space sharing.  

1.   Less day to day hassle

  A law office filled with attorneys typically has all the tools a lawyer needs in their practice, including: a community scanner, an option for an available phone system/voicemail messaging, copying, faxing and even adequate parking. Not to mention a conference room, perhaps a receptionist and waiting area for clients. Seasoned lawyers, holding a long-term lease or owning LawSpace are more than willing to have a solo practitioner share law space. "Package" deals or a la carte deals are available. The headaches of staffing, machine upkeep and office décor or maintenance are shifted to someone else so that solo practitioners can focus on legal expertise and developing their practice.

2.   Filling the Pipeline

We all know it takes a lot of time to meet clients, prepare for litigation, draft documents or close a transaction.  With multiple lawyers just down the hall, a small law firm can usually obtain periodic referrals of clients from overloaded attorneys who need help.   It’s true, if you’re down the hall, you’re the first one an overloaded attorney will consider.  Proximity is key.   And remember, these lawyers are probably practicing in different practice areas so complimenting their practice means more clients landing on your desk.

3.  Reduction of Your Risk

Some solo practitioners and small law firms may opt to avoid malpractice insurance payments.  All the more reason to a join a law office rental sharing situation.  Young lawyers are more apt to ask questions and get a “second opinion” from an attorney they know, trust and who is accessible.  Bouncing ideas off another lawyer about a family law matter, or how to file a mechanic’s lien may substantially reduce your risk of malpractice.  This is important, particularly, when you don’t have malpractice insurance.

  •  At www.LawSpaceMatch.com, we are small law, we know small law and we help small law.  This is a platform for attorneys with empty law office space to list empty space and attorneys wanting space sharing opportunities. 
  • Free search approximately 40,000 zip codes.  
  • As a solo practitioner for over 20 years, the founder created LawSpaceMatch to aid and support “small law” and their need to share office space fast and efficiently. 

Solo Practitioners and Small Law Firms Dominate

The American Bar Association has conducted surveys on lawyer demographics since 1980. In 2015, solo law practitioners made up the majority (49%) of private practitioners and a majority (76%) of law firms have two to five lawyers. Solo law practitioners have continuously dominated the percentage of private practitioners since the 1980s and will continue to do so.

So why Is "small law" really "big law"? - a change in the legal market because of the 2007 financial crisis resulted in an increase in solo law practitioners. The 2007 financial crisis reduced employment opportunities in many legal sectors. Attorneys were hanging their shingles in droves. Private law firms hired fewer attorneys. The result: increased competition for all areas of the legal filed ( including paralegals legal secretaries) yet solo practitioners honed their skill base and focused on client retention and run their law practice. After all, practicing law is a business. Research about the legal industry has been sparse. When there is research available, it usually focuses on Big Law attorneys. Studies on attorneys' research practices usually target attorneys in larger firms.

Solo and small law firm lawyers are largely underrepresented in these studies. This is problematic because solo and small law firm attorneys make up the majority of law practitioners.

Even with the ups and downs of the economy, solo and small law firms succeed in dominating legal services. Because of this, future legal studies should prioritize research on solo and small law practitioners. After all, small law dominates. At lawspacematch.com, we believe in "small law".

 

Unique Space available for Sublease at YOON LLP - outside Grand Central Terminal- NYC

Sharing lawspace with attorneys who possess a proven courtroom track record and extensive experience with some of the top law firms in New York City is an advantage. A young lawyer seeking a space sharing arrangement in a prized location need not look further. See (YOON LLP.) http://www.yoonkimlaw.com/. In 2016, this law firm was named Asian Pacific American-Owned law firm of the year.

This law firm was formed by attorneys who were drawn together by a common vision. They provide the highest quality legal services to Fortune 1000 companies as well as to individuals and minority-owned businesses. Their clients value their responsiveness, attention to detail and deep commitment to obtaining successful results. Share this great space with the six skilled lawyers of Yoon, LLP. The LawSpaces available at YOON LLP include: Sublease 1 or 2 furnished offices: Two large and beautifully furnished law office spaces with cubicle spaces available. Very Clean and Spacious. Interior work station space available for sublease immediately. This space is perfect for your legal secretary or paralegal. The location is in mid-town Manhattan on 44th Street and Madison. The law firm also has 1) A large, beautifully furnished conference room, 2) A smaller conference room, 3) A Shared Kitchen and Copy/ Scan/ Fax machine. Check out the amenities today.

Do not miss out on this opportunity- LawSpace in the heart of New York City! Contact the law firm: YOON LLP: 11 East 44th Street, 5th Floor New York, New York 10017 

We Care. LawSpaceMatch Supports Run For Justice 2017

  "Stand up for what is right, even if you're standing alone" is one of the famous quotes which helps us understand the importance of supporting justice, standing up for the right cause no matter how difficult it is. RUN FOR JUSTICE is a fun and an easy way to show your support for Atlanta Legal Aid and their great work! They provide civil legal services to persons with very low incomes in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton and Cobb counties. Last year, Legal Aid attorneys assisted over 50,000 people and handled over 24,000 cases, primarily involving housing, family, and senior citizens issues.

    Begun in 1924 by 17 prominent local attorneys, Atlanta Legal Aid has meant access to justice for countless individuals, who would otherwise be shut out of an increasingly complex legal system because they do not have the money to hire a lawyer.

    Check out what they are doing today at www.atlantalegalaid.org The 27th Run for Justice will start in Oakhurst on November 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am. Your support is needed. Awards will be presented to the top 5-k finishers and teams in a variety of categories, including pets, children and strollers. Families, corporate, church, school and community teams are welcome. LawSpaceMatch is one of the sponsors for this race.

We support the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and we hope you will too. See you at the race!

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