The 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.
New to practicing law? Attorney Micha Star Liberty says it is hugely important that you find at least one mentor. Here’s why…
Whether 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?
The following is a guest blog post by Benjamin Scott. Ben 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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