July 17 2020
Coworking for lawyers. Five things to consider
Are you an attorney-at-law, legal counsel or in charge of a firm and are looking for a space to work? Renting an office at a coworking space might be a good idea. But before you do, there is a number of topics to consider.
One of the important aspects that clients of a legal firm take into consideration is location. The closer your firm is to the city center, the easier it is to get there. But that is not the only advantage. A firm in the city center evokes trust and is perceived as more prestigious by its clients. Why choose a coworking space in the heart of Warsaw?
A location is also about the surrounding area. Consider the distance from the airport, the railway station, the nearest public transport stop. You should also check the parking opportunities in the area. Since meetings are common in this industry, put your clients first.
Before you decide, research the nearest neighborhood. Are there any cafés, restaurants, stores? They will allow you to leave for lunch, coffee or quick shopping.
A coworking office may be adjusted to your own needs. You have 24/7 access to it. This allows you to align your professional duties with your lifestyle. Clients often expect you to be available online at different times of the day and night, even on weekends. This is why coworking will probably be the right thing for you.
Your rent gives you access to common spaces, high-end office equipment and fast Internet. The front desk deserves special attention, since this is where all your clients will arrive.
Most coworking spaces provide conference rooms, which are a good place to meet with clients. We also offer dedicated phone booths for this purpose. Having a quiet, peaceful place to meet your clients is very important.
The appearance of their law firm affects the image of the attorney-at-law or legal counsel. This job requires the firm’s office to be a place that evokes trust and is consistent with the brand’s image.
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“An office is without a doubt a company’s business card. I recommend the coworking venue at Plac Trzech Krzyży to attorneys-at-law and legal counsels at the start of their careers. Ethos is a new and functional venue with eco-friendly solutions confirmed by the BREEAM Excellent Certification. A lot of people pay attention to that today. To those who require classic interiors, I recommend renting an office at Plac Małachowskiego. It is a historical building, known to be the residence of Count Edward Raczyński, which combines traditional architecture with modern design,” says Marta Kamińska from Solutions.Rent.
Investigate the costs before renting an office. The cost of a venue in the center of Warsaw is approximately EUR 20 per meter. This does not include office equipment, bills and shopping. Expenses are piling up and many novice attorneys-at-law or legal counsels cannot afford such costs. Renting space at a coworking office turns out to be more cost-effective.
Many coworking offices have a trial day in their offer. For several hours you can see whether the working conditions and the atmosphere suit you. Take advantage of this opportunity. It will allow you to meet coworking users and see if you feel comfortable at that particular place.
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