It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Time to celebrate our future because more and more people will be entrepreneurs then ever before. They will not take jobs. They will make jobs. And the legal profession is no exception: There is also a timely article in the new ABA Journal which highlights a potential new hierarchy within law [...]
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I’ve been meaning to write about charity and the legal profession for a quite awhile. First, let me say there are countless professionals, professional organizations and everyday people who give charitably, generously, often anonymously to benefit others. There is no right or wrong way to give – it is entirely personal. It is also why [...]
I was reading the newspaper last week (gasp! Yes, I still get one) and there was an article entitled, ‘Average Time Employees Stay At Job is 4.4 years.’ The median number of years that workers have stayed with their current employer went up to 4.4 years in January 2010, from 4.1 years in January 2008, [...]
This is the age old question and my friend, Chuck Newton, addresses it in his new post, “Why Do Not More Young Lawyers Start Their Own Law Practices.” Yes, coming from me this may sound like a promotion for Solo Practice University. But it’s not. Chuck has no skin in the game. He has no [...]
Many lawyers see the unbundling process as minimizing the value of their services and taking their profits. Still others see it as hampering a lawyer’s ability to do a thorough job if they are only offering counsel for one or two segments of the process. But is this really true?
“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”
John W. Gardner
Well, let me tell you what I would be doing if I was a law student who didn’t have that job lined up. And this comes from the mentality of one who wants to go solo but recognizes she needs experience and connections for when she graduates.
One of the primary reasons people opt to be employed versus self-employed is health care for themselves and their families. So, whether you are opting for solo practice or being forced into solo practice because there are no jobs is frightening from the health care perspective.