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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:50 pm

How much money did you gross in the past year? Is/was it worth it to attend law school if one wants to be a solo?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:53 pm

Might want to go back and make that anonymous.

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:54 pm

kalvano wrote:Might want to go back and make that anonymous.


word up.

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:57 pm

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bizzybone1313 wrote:How much money did you gross in the past year? Is/was it worth it to attend law school if one wants to be a solo?



sorry if this wasnt clear, but I am not a solo. I work for a solo who decided to hire an associate. I dont know what the firm grossed last year, but from all obvious indicators, it was shit.

is it worth it to attend law school if one wants to be a solo? I dont know, that's a complex question. I guess you need to attend law school to be any kind of lawyer at all, so if thats what you want, yes. I'm sure there are solos out there who are making money 3-5 years out of school, but you must be prepared to struggle (re: take a net loss) for at least that long. Most people I know couldn't afford that and it would ruin them.

When I was unemployed for a while, I took on a few cases and worked at a bar at night. It was tough to get a lot done with that kind of schedule, but I still got to do a few trials and things here and there. Didn't really make any money at it though.


Ok. Fair enough. What is your current salary?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:45,000 with no benefits except bar dues and CLEs. Business has been terrible though and I heard from our paralegal/office manager that my boss will be cutting my pay soon.



If you could do it all over again, would you attend law school? What do you think is a fair cut off point for which one shouldn't attend? T-14? T-20? T-50? Do you have a lot of debt?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby Nova » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:01 pm

Thank you for doing this.

What size market do you work in?

What do you typically do day to day?

How did you meet your employer?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Is it specialized family law, or flat-rate divorces and the like?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:11 pm

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kalvano wrote:Is it specialized family law, or flat-rate divorces and the like?


what would be an example of specialized family law?

we do flat rate divorces in some cases.



I mean do you specialize in anything, such as adoptions or custody or high-income clients, or is general run-of-the-mill family law?

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Postby rad lulz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:12 pm

How do you keep it together bro. How do you stay sane? Srs question. Not joking.

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:22 pm

How's the work? Interesting, depressing, tedious, what?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby adammac17 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:22 pm

What do you think your chances are for upward mobility? Do you think you will/will be able to go somewhere better in a few years with more experience or hang around to built up a partnership with the solo?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm

How many hours a week on average do your work now?

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Re: Associate at a very small law firm (solo + me) taking q's

Postby Br3v » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm

Do you know what kind of pay your boss is bringing home? I would imagine he isn't doing that bad personally if he could spare to create a 45k position. Unless you are just bringing in that much business?

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