JD Advising founder, Ashley Heidemann, is proud to have an article published in the May 2017 edition of the Michigan Bar Journal.
Ashley Heidemann’s article is titled “The Business of Practicing Law: Targeting Millenials.” The article discusses how law firms and laywers can better tailor their practices in order to reach the millenial generation. The Michigan bar journal article outlines 7 steps for lawyers and firms to take if they seek to make their businesses more “millenial friendly”.
To read the article on “The Business of Practicing Law: Targeting Millenials” please click on the link. Continue reading
Article by Tish Browning — The Free Legal Aid Clinic (“FLAC”) held its 51st Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, and it was a tremendous success. FLAC is a student run, non-profit organization that provides free legal services to survivors of domestic violence and the elderly community in the metro-Detroit area, and JD Advising was grateful to be a part of the festivities!
Attorneys from JD Advising helped FLAC students organize their silent auction, and JD Advising was happy to donate two baskets to the auction and a gift certificate for a free, two-hour tutoring session! We enjoyed creating the baskets, which were a “Coffee Lovers Basket” that included a French press, gourmet coffee, and a number of other treats; and an “Italian Dinner Basket,” which contained everything the winner needed to create a delicious Italian meal, including a variety pastas, sauces, a colander, and even an apron. Continue reading
We have had this office in Birmingham, Michigan for a while and figured it was time to give our readers a virtual tour (…and partly because we got a new lens for our camera and thought we would put it to use!)
Our office suite is located at 999 Haynes, Suite 260, Birmingham, MI 48009. Parking is free and easy (there is a parking lot as well as street parking available). We have two office rooms, a conference room, and a classroom.
Here is the entrance to our office:
I normally don’t write about gender-related issues. I have honestly not given that much thought to such issues in the past. However, I’ve recently read some articles that talked about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur which enticed me to think more about the topic.
Even considering what challenges come with being a female entrepreneur is difficult. It is hard to draw a circle around specific experiences and say I’ve had certain ones because I was a female. It’s even harder to know what perspectives and biases of my own that I bring to the table.
Many of the articles seemed to point to the following challenges (many called them disadvantages) of being a female entrepreneur: Continue reading
Last year, I started my own law firm, the Heidemann Law Firm, PLLC. My firm specializes in writing bar exam appeals. Admittedly, it is not my only source of income so I do not have the pressure that many of my friends and students who have started their own firms have.
Many people wonder if they should start their own law firm, and if so, where to begin. Some people want to start their own firms right after law school. Others start them after gaining a year or two of practice under their belt.
So we compiled a list of tips that our friends, our students, and ourselves have found helpful in starting our own law firms. This is by no means a detailed guide to starting your own law firm. Nor does it answer the question, “Should I start my own law firm?” It is, however, a very helpful list of ten things to consider before starting your own law firm. Continue reading