Hello, readers! I’d like to put together a Top Ten List for my sidebar of reasons that lawyers should consider hanging out a shingle. GAL posted something similar here, a list of the benefits of being an independent practitioner. For me, the reasons for going solo include autonomy, flexibility to achieve balance with family, an opportunity to learn about different fields of law and the ever present possibility that you’ll stumble across the case that might catapult you from obscurity into the limelight.
But that’s just me. I’d like to gather ideas from readers as well. You can send your contributions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them as comments below. Submissions can be anonymous, but I’d be interested in learning whether you’re a solo (and if so, for how long), large firm or government attorney, academic, student or not an attorney at all.