If someone were to ask you to picture a typical law firm, what you see in your mind’s eye? There is a good chance that your concept of a legal practice—even if you are a lawyer—would resemble that which we commonly see depicted in movies and on television: dark wood, shelves of law books, perhaps some file cabinets on one wall, and mostly lit by table lamps or desk lights. The typical image of a law firm is one of authority, rooted in tradition, and with a more conservative ambiance.
When you open a law firm of your own, it is perfectly acceptable to create such an atmosphere with the décor in your offices. Underneath the aesthetics, however, your firm must be equipped with the technology to properly serve your clients and to be successful in the highly competitive arena of practicing the law. Your desk may be 60 years old, but your filing and communications systems should not be.
Identifying Your Needs