I really had a wonderful time acting as the editor of Hanging Your Shingle on behalf of MCLE New England. It gave me the opportunity to reconnect with many friends and experts in law practice management that I had not recently worked with, and it allowed me to meet new experts to help create a truly helpful publication for the new start-up. I also want to say thank you for the significant efforts put in by these volunteer authors, ethics reviewers and those who took time to talk with me about their personal experiences starting a firm.
As we worked on the book, it reminded me how hard it is for busy practitioners to not only take t
he time to read and digest the best practices laid out, but to take time from being a service provider to implement these best practices. It took me back to when my partner and I started our firm in 1998, the many questions we had, and how we worked through the questions with research, networks of practicing attorneys, and common sense. There were few resources that laid out how to get started, and the resources that existed were not easily accessible when we needed them.
This book helps solve the basic questions often asked by attorneys seeking to start the herculean