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Most Attorneys Would Not Go Solo – A Survey I Don’t Believe

June 2, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

According to this Press Release of May 25, 2005 by legal placement agency Robert Half, 93 percent of lawyers polled said that they would not establish a law firm even if they had the necessary capital.   OK, I’m biased, but frankly, I don’t believe the survey at all.  Here are some of the problems I […]

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You Never Know When You Just Might Start Your Own Law Firm

May 29, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

To my readers who visit this site and dream of starting a law firm but are precluded from doing so because of your present circumstances,  one’s for you.  Because it’s never too late, as this article, More Lawyers Flee Megafirms, National Law Journal (5/31/05) suggests.  Though the bulk of the article reports on large firm […]

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This One Ought to Be A No Brainer

April 19, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Gee, what should  this advice seeker and recent grad (at NY Lawyer) do here?  Work for $19 an hour doing document review at a large firm in hopes of getting some experience?  Or continue to look for a more challenging permanent position?  Uh, what about the most obvious option:  working for yourself.   Even if you […]

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Going Solo Right After Law School

February 7, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

One of our readers writes: I graduated law school last year and am finishing up another graduate degree…and am taking the bar this summer.  For law students with little “real world” legal training (some law clerking), any advice on going solo out of law school? I read on your site about attorneys getting $40/hr court […]

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