A new survey of solo and small law firms examines the management challenges they face and how they are responding to those challenges. Thanks to Thomson Reuters Solo and Small Law Firm group, which conducted the survey, I’ve been given exclusive access to the survey results and will be reporting them in a series of posts over the next two weeks.

To kick off my reporting on the survey, I have a post at Above the Law in which I summarize some of the key findings. I will be following that up with posts here in which I drill down into more of the specific issues covered in the survey.

Here’s how I summed it up in the ATL post:

Overall, the survey paints a picture of a segment of the legal profession that faces substantial challenges in balancing the demands of law practice against those of managing their firms. They face competition on multiple fronts and increasing demands from clients to do more for less. Management tasks take up some 40 percent of their time. Yet, even in the face of all this, the vast majority consider their firms to be successful.

Read more of the introductory post at Above the Law and then watch here for further updates.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.