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Your Law Firm As a Family Business

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Back in the day, farmers always hoped for at least one son who could provide free labor to keep the farm running. Likewise, today’s lawyers can also ask their children — or other family members — to lend a hand in the family business.

I’ll confess that I’ve done so on more than one occasion. Years ago, my older daughter helped me cut this video entitled, Your Blog on Social Media.

And I encouraged my younger daughter to take a course on graphic design and Adobe Photoshop so Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 12.31.41 AMshe could help me mock up different logo ideas for my firm and other businesses.  My computer geek husband installed the Slashcode platform for me years ago that I could start MyShingle. 

Of course, I’m not the only lawyer who’s consigned family members to pitch in. A few years back, Three Geeks & A Law Blog  posted these neat, hand-drawn videos created by big law attorney Richard Hsu and his talented artist daughter, then 13.

Do any of your family members help out with your practice? And what special skills have they shared? Looking forward to your comments below.

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