Telepathy is not a practice management toolTen tips for moving a small practice can get you started. Use this guide to start your list and get to work.
Harness school connections
2. Ditto your law school development and alumni relations offices. Those professionals know that contented grads may make donations.
3. Ditto your undergraduate school's career and alumni professionals. Graduates of these programs may not be lawyers, which is a good thing. Never forget that you are looking for clients.
Harness personal and professional connections4. Announce your move in every paper and electronic publication associated with any part of your personal and professional life. Don't forget your high school classmates who you have found on Facebook. Unless you have been paying close attention, you won't know that the person with whom you shared a frog-dissection experience lives in your new location.
5. Tell everyone you know including the person who cuts your hair. You can't know that your hair cutter's brother-in-law is the mayor of your new location unless you share your news.
Take action: choose volunteer activities wisely
7. Find a civic organization that you can support with enthusiasm.
Recreate referral sources8. Because you are moving an existing practice (or traveling with an existing skill set), you know your target clients and referral sources, or at least you know where they hang out. For example, an elder law practice benefits from giving presentations in nursing homes, houses of worship, meetings with bankers, social workers, etc. You know your referral sources. Find them and connect.
Welcome people into your new space9. Announce the opening of your office in the local newspapers (paper and electronic versions.) Host an open house.
10. Opening a physical office? Find a local arts organization and offer wall space to artists on a rotating basis. Art openings = visits from potential clients.