Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
Garinold
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 6:07 pm

Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby Garinold » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:38 pm

If you were going to open a small law firm tomorrow and focus on 1-3 areas of law to practice, and the areas could not be Criminal Defense, Family, or Personal Injury, what would the practice be and why?

Garinold

User avatar
Cupidity
Posts: 2214
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:21 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby Cupidity » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:39 pm

Plaintiff side L&E or §1983's

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby rad lulz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:41 pm

I think it could be cool to work at a tax boutique, bc I like tax.

PirateCap'n
Posts: 747
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:44 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby PirateCap'n » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:43 pm

Bankruptcy. It's always in demand, and personal bankruptcies are usually simple enough that a secretary can complete the forms. All the lawyer really has to do is attend the hearings. (Of course, this is a very broad generalization, but most of the bankruptcy attorneys I know or have worked with have done pretty well with very little actual work).

User avatar
Garinold
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 6:07 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby Garinold » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Cupidity wrote:Plaintiff side L&E or §1983's



Anyone have any information on how profitable a §1983 practice can be? I studied 1983 in my civil rights law class, but I have no idea how viable it would be to build a practice around it.

User avatar
NoleinNY
Posts: 1031
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:58 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:07 pm

Garinold wrote:If you were going to open a small law firm tomorrow and focus on 1-3 areas of law to practice, and the areas could not be Criminal Defense, Family, or Personal Injury, what would the practice be and why?

Garinold

Business lit / securities class action.

User avatar
Garinold
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 6:07 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby Garinold » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:10 pm

NoleinNY wrote:
Garinold wrote:If you were going to open a small law firm tomorrow and focus on 1-3 areas of law to practice, and the areas could not be Criminal Defense, Family, or Personal Injury, what would the practice be and why?

Garinold

Business lit / securities class action.


Can you elaborate upon business litigation?

rad lulz
Posts: 9844
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Re: Areas of law for small firm work other than CD, PI, & Family

Postby rad lulz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:12 pm

.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.