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forum_admin 05-27-2010 04:57 AM

On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
by WSJ.com

Writing in the Texas Lawyer, a solo practitioner provides tips on setting up a successful solo practice.

http://online.wsj.com/media/hansolo_...0810174530.jpg

Throughout the months, we've done some writing on the pros and cons of young lawyers setting up solo legal practices. To the degree we've reached a position on the idea, it would probably be this: that while it's probably not for everyone, it can be done.

But maybe it's time to revisit that take. At least Scott K. Field would want it that way. Field is a solo practitioner in Austin, Texas, who advises no one to follow his path, at least not right out of law school.

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Jamie 03-17-2014 11:47 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Donít Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by forum_admin (Post 916)
by WSJ.com

Writing in the Texas Lawyer, a solo practitioner provides tips on setting up a successful solo practice.

http://online.wsj.com/media/hansolo_...0810174530.jpg

Throughout the months, we've done some writing on the pros and cons of young lawyers setting up solo legal practices. To the degree we've reached a position on the idea, it would probably be this: that while it's probably not for everyone, it can be done.

But maybe it's time to revisit that take. At least Scott K. Field would want it that way. Field is a solo practitioner in Austin, Texas, who advises no one to follow his path, at least not right out of law school.

More...

Interestingly, when I was quite young, I worked for a solo practitioner who was really great at it but just got tired of "hustling" everyday. She ended up joining a small firm and then moving back out on her own. Seems she liked being solo more than working with others! LOL

Ron D 09-03-2016 05:50 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Young lawyers need the training and discipline of working with other lawyers.

I personally do not think ANY lawyer should start on his or her own. They can't possibly have all the skills needed. Just my opinion.

Unregistered 09-29-2016 03:27 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
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Originally Posted by Ron D (Post 354858)
Young lawyers need the training and discipline of working with other lawyers.

I personally do not think ANY lawyer should start on his or her own. They can't possibly have all the skills needed. Just my opinion.

I second that opinion. It is next to impossible to train yourself on the job the first few years.

Unregistered 12-11-2016 07:37 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Not only is it hard to train yourself but you have to be selling yourself all the time too, looking for business.
It is much easier to start out with others and THEN go solo if you wish.

global2016 11-02-2017 02:48 AM

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Agree 100%

davidbilly 12-28-2017 04:06 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
It does matter on person's nature as well, Few people can't bear others around them all the time. It doesn't mean they hate them but they feel better to be on their own I guess.

olive 01-01-2018 04:59 PM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Practicing law somebody is going to be around you almost all the time, one way or another.

jane21august 01-22-2018 03:08 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Practicing law solo is a tough job and without any experience, there are a lot of setbacks to follow. Sometimes you learn something when you are properly guided by your seniors.

Unregistered 04-16-2018 10:41 AM

Re: On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .
 
Is it legal for any new law graduate to open a solo practice?

Or do they have to apprentice first or something like that?


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