Your plan has always been to go to law school, study and work hard, get great grades, and land a solid legal job—the natural result of the careful execution of a good plan. But too many law students are learning the painful lesson of what
As the reality of the COVID-19 economy sets in, many legal employers are cutting back or cancelling new-attorney hiring. With fierce competition for the remaining jobs, many new lawyers aren’t likely to find an attractive position. By necessity, many of these new graduates will consider opening their own
Sean M. Cleary is a Miami based personal injury attorney and the founder and president of The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, which opened in 2005. Here, he answers a few common questions about practicing law and shares a few insights for future attorneys.
Laura Dym Cohen is the Director, Street Law Clinic and Public Service Programs and Clinical Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. She has created and implemented a wide range of collaborative programs and initiatives in public interest, including the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium.
Admit it: sometimes the practice of law can be tedious. The truth is that on a day-to-day basis, being a lawyer isn’t always nearly as glamorous as it seemed to be in the movies that lured many of us to apply to law school. Sure some parts of practicing law
Hanging your shingle is no easy task. It's not a simple process and unfortunately most of the issues you need to consider when starting your own law firm weren't covered in law school. There are so many questions that need to be answered! Should you incorporate? What types of
I was in a car on my way to the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and I wondered what I was doing. I live in San Diego. What was I doing in Cincinnati? The short answer is that I was attending an ABA meeting for the General Practice, Solo
Many lawyers dream of opening their own practice. Maybe they are tired of being a small part of a big firm and they want to branch out on their own. Perhaps they want to relocate and open a firm in a smaller town. Whatever the reason, starting your own law firm
Career success is dependent on the relationships you have with others. Want to know how to build professional relationships that may lead to job of your dreams or to new legal business?
What do you want to learn? How to get a clerkship? We can do that. How to build relationships? That's covered too. Closing that resume gap? Consider it done. And you can do learn all of that from your classroom or favorite coffee shop next week. First up on Tuesday, April
It costs a lot of money to fully automate a new solo office. Here’s how to get great results as you build to full technical capacity.
Cloud storage can make your work life much easier. However, you must properly manage the professionalism challenges cloud storage presents in the legal world. Here’s what you need to know.
If you've got an hour — or three — today, you could learn quite a lot. And you've got three ways to do it. The #Fit2Practice Chat The ABA Young Lawyers Division is hosting its latest Twitter chat, #Fit2Practice, at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Christie Miller of Eat, Train, Win will answer
By Amy Phan Taylor. Not long ago, setting up a solo law practice involved a large degree of baptism by fire. New solo attorneys had to brave a career fraught with uncertainty as necessary skills required for that li ne of work—such as setting up the required paperwork, collecting fees, advertising,
By Ed Finkel. Solos offer words to the wise and share insights on the economy and technology. When John Davidson graduated Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, seven years ago after 25 years of “bumming around as a computer geek,” the job offers weren’t exactly pouring in over the
By Ed Finkel Ed Finkel is a freelance writer/editor in Evanston, Illinois. Solos offer words to the wise and share insights on the economy and technology. When John Davidson graduated Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, seven years ago after 25 years of “bumming around as a computer geek,” the job
By Sarah Moulder Sarah Moulder, a 3L at Mississippi College School of Law, is the 2012–13 Law Student Division Liaison to GPSolo. The Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, also known as GPSolo, is truly a diverse organization. Our members work in a wide variety of substantive law areas and in