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Starting Your Law Practice: Taking the First Steps

ThinkstockPhotos-491574828The following is a guest blog post by Jeremy M. Evans, Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer, representing sports and entertainment professionals in contract drafting, negotiations, licensing, and career growth.

“Those who never try or quit too early end up working for those who tried and never quit.” True in any business and life in general, even more so in the solo practice of law—going solo requires you to step out and charge ahead.  

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Ten Things Every New Lawyer Should Know (Part 2)

ThinkstockPhotos-78291349The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa, a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP, and Diane Rifkin, attorney recruiter and CEO at Rifkin Consulting.

Continuing from the most recent CEBblog™ post, here are five more things new lawyers need to know.

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Ten Things Every New Lawyer Should Know (Part 1)

ThinkstockPhotos-78291349The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa, a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP, and Diane Rifkin, attorney recruiter and CEO at Rifkin Consulting.

When law firm partners meet to discuss business, the subject often turns to common mistakes made by new attorneys. Here are ten typical mistakes to avoid when you’re trying to get your legal career off to a great start.

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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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What Form Should Your Law Practice Take?

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When starting your own law practice in California, one of your first decisions is what business form to use—should your practice be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation? Don’t underestimate the importance of this choice!

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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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Starting a Solo Practice – Step 1: Getting Office Space

The following is a guest blog post by Jessica N. Asfour, Esq. of Asfour Law Office in Oakland, CA.

Experts say that to begin your own law practice, you need only your own motivation and a mailing address. As an attorney with a new solo practice, I would like to unpack the last part of that statement: the mailing address.