What Kind of Law Office Space Should I Have? Pros and Cons – Part 5


Home Office Plus Office HotelingToday’s Post, the final part of Debra L. Bruce’s 5 part series on figuring out the best location for your law practice, focuses on the home office + Office Hoteling. Part 4 addressed the executive suite, part 3 subleased space, part 2 shared office space and part 1 the home office.

Home Office + Office Hoteling

Pros:

  1. Office hoteling packages allow you to work from a remote location most of the time.
  2. You are able to maintain a business mailing address, a building directory listing and a phone line with reception services.
  3. It gives the outward appearance of a brick and mortar office, at reduced cost because you only use it when you need it.
  4. You can reserve an on-premises conference room to meet with clients or an office to work in, but you don’t have a specific office assigned to you.
  5. Business machines such as printers, copiers and faxes are available.
  6. Notaries and administrative services may also be available.

Cons:

  1. Since the concept works on the expectation that only some of the tenants will book offices at any one time, an office might not be available to you during peak usage.
  2. Office hoteling will also have most of the same issues as executive suites.
  3. Because you do not have the same office each time, however, you will not be able to use your own printer or copier.
  4. Lawyers should be aware that modern copiers and printers have a buffer that temporarily stores images that are copied or printed.  Therefore, copies of confidential client documents could be accessed from a public machine.

Please stay tuned for my next 4 blog posts where I change  things up a little and discuss choosing the ideal geographic location of your office.

Click on the following links to read the first 4 parts in this series about the pros & cons of the types of office space you might have:  home office, shared office space, subleased space, and the executive suite.

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