At a minimum, you will need a cell phone, a laptop and an internet connection, but that's only the start. Webpage There are low cost services available to obtain a domain name and have someone design your webpage.
You can be cost conscious, but don't skimp on your webpage.
For some practices, such as providing services to other law firms, it may mean an entirely virtual practice where no formal office or meeting rooms are required.
However, if it's necessary to have face to face meetings with clients, then a semi-virtual practice may be more appropriate.
The basics of any business plan include: Making Your Practice Virtual Since your proposed clients will find you by searching the web for a particular kind of attorney, you will need to specialize. Your niche market will dictate the structure for your virtual firm, everything from the look of your webpage to the services you offer.
Once you have a plan and your niche market, you can start your virtual firm.
Your website should have password protected accounts for each client, so they can upload and download documents, fill out forms, meet with you via the web and, of course, pay you.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) It's imperative that you have a secure internet connection and a virtual private network (VPN) will help you do that.
The main elements for the software should include the following: Office and Equipment Some states require lawyers to have a physical office where legal services are provided.
So, check with your state bar association to see what's required.