Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
One of our lawyer friends was laid off from a law firm in 2009. His dismissal included an awkward it's-not-you-it's-the-economy conversation. Then his former boss asked, "So where do you think you'll work?"
The friend responded, "I haven't thought about it. Until five minutes ago, I thought I worked here."
He ended up starting a law firm. With his public relations-guru wife tirelessly promoting the practice, he has been one of the small firm success stories to emerge from the global financial meltdown.
Starting a law firm can be a daunting task, but you don't have to wait for a crisis to prompt the transition to solo practitioner or small law. Even if you didn't take a law school course to prepare you for small office practice, there are online resources to help you find your way.
What issues should you think about as you contemplate this change?
Lawyers are risk-adverse creatures, and starting a law firm, for most of us, is a risk. If you're considering striking out on your own, check out our Law Firm Management page for tips and checklists to help you figure out what you need to do to get your own practice up and running.
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