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cbq
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Self-Employment

Postby cbq » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:03 pm

how long does it generally take to have enough experience to practice on your own?

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MrKappus
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Re: Self-Employment

Postby MrKappus » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:06 pm

Experience is relevant only to the degree it lets you develop a book that generates enough of a revenue stream to run an office and support whomever relies on you.

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seespotrun
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Re: Self-Employment

Postby seespotrun » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:42 pm

MrKappus wrote:Experience is relevant only to the degree it lets you develop a book that generates enough of a revenue stream to run an office and support whomever relies on you.


MALPRACTICE??????????

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spanktheduck
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Re: Self-Employment

Postby spanktheduck » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:49 pm

edit:

I have no idea what I'm talking about. Ignore me.

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MrKappus
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Re: Self-Employment

Postby MrKappus » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:18 pm

seespotrun wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Experience is relevant only to the degree it lets you develop a book that generates enough of a revenue stream to run an office and support whomever relies on you.


MALPRACTICE??????????


If you have a book of business, you've been practicing a few years, and I just don't think the complexity of the cases that arrive at a sole practitioner's office are going to trip him/her up. But I'm a 2L, and do not have my own shop, so maybe I'm wrong.

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Aberzombie1892
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Re: Self-Employment

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:47 pm

It depends on:
1. What you mean by "experience"
2. What area of law you want to work in
3. if you have developed "business sense"

It is way more complicated than those three overly simplified topics. But basically.




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