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Br3v
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Own practice

Postby Br3v » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:38 pm

Most TLS users tend to have the "big law or bust" mentality. I am interested if anyone plans on opening their own practice. Is this even financially practical? Are most small firms owned by attorneys who previously worked in a larger firm or do many fresh LS graduates attempt to open up their own practice. My friends father owns his own small practice and got me wondering.

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Re: Own practice

Postby beach_terror » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:40 pm

This post got me wondering if you've ever heard of the search function.

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Re: Own practice

Postby Br3v » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:02 pm

Want to help me out?

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Re: Own practice

Postby beach_terror » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:05 pm

Br3v wrote:Want to help me out?

Sure

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Re: Own practice

Postby Br3v » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:08 pm

Thanks. Anyone else want to point me to perhaps aniter thread that addresses this? I've tried searching the forums with just about every keyword(s) I could think of

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Re: Own practice

Postby beach_terror » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Br3v wrote:Thanks. Anyone else want to point me to perhaps aniter thread that addresses this? I've tried searching the forums with just about every keyword(s) I could think of

Use "shingle" - hanging out your own shingle is a phrase people use for starting up your own business. General consensus is that it's probably a bad idea because you wont have clients, will be subject to malpractice suits, won't be able to afford quality legal research tools, and law school generally doesn't prepare you for real practice.

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Re: Own practice

Postby Br3v » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:14 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Br3v wrote:Thanks. Anyone else want to point me to perhaps aniter thread that addresses this? I've tried searching the forums with just about every keyword(s) I could think of

Use "shingle" - hanging out your own shingle is a phrase people use for starting up your own business. General consensus is that it's probably a bad idea because you wont have clients, will be subject to malpractice suits, won't be able to afford quality legal research tools, and law school generally doesn't prepare you for real practice.


Thanks (for real this time), never heard that expression before thus didn't search it.




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