This post is for the 96 Cadwalader attorneys who were pink slipped today. Let me be blunt: consider starting a law firm. No, don’t do it now while you’re still nursing your wounds; getting axed is never pleasant even when it’s not your fault (and hey, we all know that it’s economics pure and simple). But after you’ve had time to grieve about the past and you’re ready to start planning the future, at least give the option of starting a law firm some thought. Starting a firm is not only possible, and there’s probably never been a better time to give it a try. Take a look at my book Solo by Choice which makes the case for why you should consider starting a firm in today’s legal economy and shows how to leverage 21st century trends like technology, outsourcing, social networking, and alternative billing to succeed. And if you don’t believe me, then take a look at this pile of posts from the past five years about biglaw attorneys finding big satisfaction and big success by starting a practice.
Here are some past posts tand resources to consider:
Free ebook on Social Networking For Lawyers (social networking will help you whether you look for a new job or decide to open your own)
If you have any questions about starting a firm or need assistance or encouragement, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NEW- Free e-book: Social Networking for Lawyers: The What, Why and How
- More Biglaw Attorneys Downsize to Solo Practice
- Solo by Choice: First Author’s Cut: My Solo Epiphany
- Announcements: ENCORE Tele-seminar of From Biglaw to Yourlaw; Solo By Choice Sells Out
- Why Does the Trade Press Focus on Biglaw Attorneys Turned Solo Who Don’t Succeed?