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Do You Have What It Takes to Go Solo?

ThinkstockPhotos-135544881Not every attorney is suited to solo practice. But if you are, it can be a very fulfilling and profitable way to practice law. Do you have the personal attributes needed to open your own practice?

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The Bare Basics of Networking Events

networkingThe following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development.

So you want to attend that networking event at the local bar association but you’ve never done this before? Not to worry. Here are five tips to help you survive that first trek into networking.

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Find a Mentor!

New to practicing law? Attorney Micha Star Liberty says it is hugely important that you find at least one mentor. Here’s why…

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Should You Generalize or Specialize?

177130937Whether you’re straight out of law school, considering leaving a large firm, or making a life-style decision, a solo or small firm practice is an appealing prospect for many attorneys. But going solo can be daunting. One of the first decisions you have to make is what practice areas you will cover: Should you generalize or specialize?

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Don’t Get Paralyzed by the Fear of Mistakes

55974144The following is a guest blog post by Benjamin ScottBen is a solo estate planning attorney, a graduate of Concord Law School, a former high school physics teacher, and a father of three. 

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” -General George S. Patton.

What would have happened if General Patton sat down in the North African desert and refused to move because he was afraid of making mistakes? Although good lawyers should always try to avoid mistakes, a lawyer who is constantly paralyzed by the fear of mistakes will never become competent.

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Should You Go Solo?

Before taking the plunge and opening your own law practice, there are some initial considerations you should ponder. Your success may depend on your personality, resources, and ability to get up to speed fast.  

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New to Practice?

Being new to law practice can be scary. The first time you enter a courtroom, or even a deposition, can be very intimidating.

Practice is so much easier for new attorneys when they have the tools and support that they need. That’s where CEB comes in!

We are proud to be a valuable resource for California attorneys on all levels of  experience — CEB is Your Partner in Practice!

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