Frequently Asked Questions
A Private Office Membership is provided to those attorneys who require sole occupancy of an office with 24/7 access to the premises.
This membership is perfect for sole practitioners establishing their practice or for law firms that want to expand their practice.
A Shared Office Membership occurs when two or more legal professionals share one office, or when two or more legal professionals use a private office on certain designated days of the week.
This membership is perfect for a legal practitioner looking for a professional environment on a moderated budget, or for the established small firm looking to expand their practice to other cities around the GTA.
A Virtual Office Membership uses one of Wolf Law Chambers’ locations as a business address with the option of using the boardroom and meeting rooms to meet clients.
This membership is great for someone who is working from home and needs a professional address for their practice and a place to meet clients.
A workstation is a space for legal assistants. Depending on the type, a workstation comes with three drawers that lock, a desk and an office chair. This is perfect for legal assistants and law clerks. You may rent this on a monthly basis.
Wolf Law Chambers understands what legal professionals need and want because we practice law too. We know first-hand the nuances involved with practicing law, and understand the high level of confidentiality and professionalism legal professionals require from their office and conference room rental services.
Not only is rent drastically reduced in a shared law office space, but there are also additional cost-saving measures from sharing an office manager and receptionist.
Salaries are the single most expensive element of a business’s running costs. If two businesses share an administrative team, it can mean increased profit margins for both.
Setting up an office and a law firm is a lot of work. There are a lot of things involved. In addition to finding an office space, you’ll need everything required for running a business: from internet and printers, to office furniture and décor, to supplies and personnel. At WLC, we’ve already taken those foundational steps to start up your law firm so you don’t have to.
Your work environment can have a big impact on your productivity. A private office in a designated office building can help you stay focused and be more productive away from any potential distractions that come with a home office. A home office may be optimal from a cost standpoint but it may fall short when it comes to maintaining a business mindset, maintaining appropriate professional distance from clients, and increasing your network as well as connecting socially with other legal professionals.
A professional address gives you credibility. For both professional and safety reasons, you should not use your home address for your business. Nor is a post office box ideal, as it suggests that you lack the stability of an established office, and there won’t be anyone available to sign for packages. With a Private or Virtual Office Membership package, there is a receptionist who can accept mail from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Establishing a strong network is one of the most important steps to starting a law practice. Building up a network of legal professionals can help generate business.
Working from a shared office space with other attorneys is an excellent way to form networking relationships; you can establish mutual referral arrangements, share resources and information, and pick up valuable tips regarding the entrepreneurial side of your practice.
This type of collaboration is difficult if you’re isolated at home, and the early days of running a business can be lonely at times. By collaborating with peers in a shared office, you’ll stay motivated and help each other navigate the challenging journey of starting up a new law firm.
Yes! Wolf Law Chambers Members have free access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and social events, which is a great opportunity to network and create visibility for you and your practice.
Being part of the WLC community gives you a built-in referral network. This creates an ideal situation to give and receive referrals from the other legal professionals specializing in different areas of law. At Wolf Law Chambers we facilitate connections between our members.
We post an individual web page about you and your practice on our website. It includes your contact information and a link to your website. Here’s an example.
We can promote your practice through our various social media sites. We post a picture of you, or your firm logo, with a caption stating the area you practice, on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
We have locations in Oakville, Mississauga and Toronto.
Depending on your membership package, you could have access to all three locations or just one or two. It’s up to you.
When you refer a client to us, and they sign up, you will receive 50% of the first full month’s rent they pay.
No, you do not have to be in the office to receive mail. From Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, the receptionist will accept your deliveries on your behalf. Additionally, if you have any outgoing mail, the receptionist can send mail out for you.
We use a system to scan every delivery that comes into the office. Regardless if you are in the office or not, you will be notified by email if you receive a delivery.
We use a system to notify you via email that your client has arrived. This system helps boost your credibility and professional reputation.
For Private Office Memberships, you have 24/7 access with your keys and card.
For Virtual Office Memberships, you may pick up mail and book meetings from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Yes! We provide tea, coffee, hot chocolate and snacks for all members. For Private Office Memberships, we also provide milk, cream, lactose-free milk/cream, and non-dairy products depending on your dietary needs.
You have the option of adding:
- access to printer and copier facilities,
- fax number,
- boardroom hours,
- private business phone line with voicemail,
- extra address,
- and more.
We use an online booking platform to schedule meetings. Once you sign into this app, you may schedule the boardroom or meeting room from anywhere at any time.
The short answer is: Yes.
The long answer is: depending on your boardroom package, there may be an additional charge.
Live reception includes:
- greeting clients when they come in,
- sending any mail on your behalf,
- receiving mail, and
- various other services.