I want to jump up like the man did in the Toyota commercials from fifteen years ago. I finally figured out the staffing for my law practice. It only took 3 years of hiring and firing before it clicked. No, my law firm is not set-up like a traditional law firm. I established my law firm in 2001 and I worked then and still now primarily from home. But that is changing also starting new month because of the new me.
Okay first things first. I am the only attorney in the law practice. Therefore if you retain me or if I am lucky enough to be your lawyer;) then you will be working with me as the only attorney on your case. Sorry, I don't have any plans to partner with or hire an attorneys to work for me or with me. It is hard enough dealing with my own ego, pride, and shortcoming; I don't want to deal with the same with another attorney. You may not know it; in general it can be difficult to work attorneys for whatever reason.
I have two paralegals working with me.
Dani works Monday-Thursday 10am to 2pm. Her direct office dial is 513-655-6191.
Emi works Monday-Thursday 1pm to 5pm and Friday 9am to 3pm. Her dial is 513-655-7986.
If you are interested in contacting my law firm for your legal needs, please call 888-571-1110.
For over flow work, I work with Tina, who owns a virtual paralegal company in Indiana. Tina did my scheduling and calendaring over the summer before passing out from exhaustion. Most of my clients already know and have spoke with Tina.
Then there is of course, Jack. Everyone knows Jack.
I am excited because I have went back and forth whether or not I was going to keep my traditional office in Blue Ash, Ohio and still work primarily from my home office location. However when you have multiple staff coming to your home it can be difficult to maintain a sense of privacy.
Therefore, starting December 1, 2011, I am FINALLY transitioning out of my large home office. I will maintain a small home office however I am going to for the first time in 10 years of solo practice work primarily in a stand alone office. I need to better divide home and work and this is the final step for me. This is a big step for me however I decided to do everything the opposite of what I have done with some things in the past post-divorce and the strategy works, for me.
I am so happy because my new office space is very nice and a lot larger. I will finally have room for the large conference desk I want and a "I Declare War" Hearing Room.
I am looking forward to the holidays and the New Year. It is on and popping in 2012: onward and forward! The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire and we don't need no water!