When Anna Burr decided to hang out her shingle in 2016, she knew it would be a challenge.
The costs to obtain even the basic business amenities can overshadow the perks of working as a solo practitioner, such as setting the hours and choosing the cases to work on. However, like some independent lawyers, Burr embraced the modern work environment and moved out of the traditional law office to save time and money.
As a solo personal injury attorney of Burr-Law in Denver, she said competing with large firms, paying for marketing resources and finding time to network can be a challenge for those who choose to practice on their own.
“As a solo attorney, generating business requires spending more time getting out there and networking, which takes time away from the actual practice of law,” she said. “And that can be a tricky balance, sometimes.”