Re: most effective way to get clients for solo criminal def
Posted by Carol on 4/25/06
On 4/22/06, ggg wrote:
> Any solos on this board? I'm thinking about starting my own
> practice and I'm brainstorming for my business plan and
> initial start-up budget. What's been the most effective
> method of advertising/way to get clients for you?
> This is what I plan to do:
> -have a website
> -get put on the list for court appointed attys
> -yellow pages
> -local newspaper ad
> Any tips?
Word of mouth is a great adveriser in the criminal field.
When I first started out here, I got a huge amount of court
appointed. They are allowed to ask for certain attorneys
and the new name always generates interest. the newest guy
here now gets probably the lion's share of the court
appointments because he's requested. One thing he does is
he goes to the jail and visits his clients. I used to but
slacked off because I got too busy. Now they don't ask for
me as much. Word travels fast around the jail. Some advice
that you may have picked up from the solo board, get the
money from private pay up front. And make sure the retainer
will be enough to actually pay you when it's all done. Be
diligent, knowlegable and a good advocate and that will be
as good advertising as any web page. Hope you're successful.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- most effective way to get clients for solo criminal def atty, 4/22/06, by ggg.
- Re: most effective way to get clients for solo criminal def , 4/25/06, by Carol.
- Re: most effective way to get clients for solo criminal def , 6/27/06, by Hardy Parkerson, Atty. - Lake Charles, LA.