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Grow Solo

First you go solo, but then you’ve got to grow solo. But that doesn’t just mean blindly adding employees. You can grow solo by forming affiliations or of counsel agreements or hiring a contract lawyer.

Assessment Test – Should You Outsource to a Contract Lawyer

(co-authored with Lisa Solomon, Question of Law)

Should I Outsource Work To A Contract Lawyer?

NOTE: You do not have to provide your name or email to receive results!

Check each statement that was true for your practice during the past two months:

I turned down or referred out more than 3 matters that I would have otherwise handled if I had the time.
I worked at least two full weekends and/or two evenings past 9 p.m. on a weekly basis.
I canceled two or more lunch dates with useful contacts, networking events or skills courses that are important to my practice that I would have attended if I had the time.
I posted four times or fewer to my blog.
I put off development of new marketing materials that I would have completed if I had the time.
I missed two or more family or social events because I was working.
I had to write off at least four hours of time a week due to writers’ block or other productivity issues.
I failed to return client phone calls or emails within the period of time specified in my retainer letter because I was too busy.
I had to seek an extension of time to comply with a mandatory filing deadline because I was too busy to meet it.
I overlooked a filing deadline because I was so overloaded that I did not see it on my calendar.
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