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There are some careers that’ll always be in-demand. In an age when many jobs are at risk of being lost to automation and AI, these jobs are relatively future-proof. That means they’ll be just as in demand several years and decades down the line as they are today. These jobs include teaching, healthcare, and law. In this blog, we’re going to focus on law, and specifically, how people who are interested in setting up their own firm can make sure it’s successful. Remember: just because an industry has a bright future, that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be successful. Here’s how to make it so.

Nurture Relationships 

It’ll be your technical legal skills that make your reputation. But it’ll be your soft skills that help to make your business a success. It’s all about networking and connections. This is a good skill to nurture early on in your legal career. By the time it comes to setting up your own firm, you’ll have a long contact list that, providing you’ve been nurturing those relationships, may just provide the foundation of your clients’ list. There’s power in making connections with people!

Have a Unique Selling Point

There’s no shortage of law firms to choose from. Why would people come to yours? That’ll be because of your USP or unique selling point. While there are many ways to offer something unique, the most effective method is to simply be yourself. You’ll need to do some things that all legal firms do, but remember that there’s plenty of scope for adding a sprinkling of personality on top. It doesn’t really matter what this looks like, so long as it’s you. People look for more from a law firm than just their legal skills — they want to feel like they’re investing their time and money into something special.

Invest in Marketing

The competition for clients can be fierce when you’re in the legal world. As such, you should try to make it as easy as possible for potential clients to find you. There are many ways that you can go about this. For your digital marketing, you can get help from an in depth law firm SEO guide. That’ll help to ensure that you appear towards the top of the Google search results list. For your real-world marketing, it’ll be about attending events, networking, and having an office in a prominent location in town.

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Grade A Work

Finally, let’s just state the obvious: you need to deliver grade A work. A big chunk of your business will come from repeat clients, not first-time clients. And the only way they’ll come back is if they were completely satisfied with the work you did. It’s not just the skills you have when you first get your law firm underway that’ll count — it’ll be your ongoing commitment towards training and developing your skills (as well as the skills of your employees). 

Conclusion

Take the tips above, and you’ll be much more likely to find success with your law firm!

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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