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Old 05-27-2010, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default On Going Solo: Don't Do It, But if You Must . . .

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



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



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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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