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Starting Your Own Law Firm

Thanks to Lifehack, I read an interesting article about creating your first startup.

The article actually comes from Particletree. Interestingly, it advocates jumping in, gritting your teeth, and being ready to flop on your face. Kind-of a wake up call for some aspiring entrepreneurs out there.

How might this concept apply to lawyers, especially young ones, who want to start their own law firm? What kind of lessons might you learn by jumping in now?

In my opinion, many of the things that Particletree discusses about startup ventures apply to firms as well, especially when you’re thinking of striking out alone. You will learn that a lot of work is involved. You will learn that you didn’t have enough money saved up. You might not be able to make ends meet.

However, in the end, you will learn. Isn’t that what life is all about? Aren’t we supposed to grow, learn, and become better people? Maybe you can do this by starting your own firm. You might not get rich, but can you put a price on life experiences?

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4 Responses to “Starting Your Own Law Firm”

  1. manmeet singh arora
    December 1st, 2006

    i want to known more about how to start law firms, i am a lawyer just out from law school

  2. Andrew F
    December 1st, 2006

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    The single best online resource I have found is My Shingle’s Online Guide.

    A promising book that I haven’t been able to read is “Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer”, K. William Gibson (Editor).

    You can probably find other online resources by doing some Google searches. Also, you could search for other books on Amazon. Don’t forget your local library as well.

    I hope this helps you out a bit. Thanks, again, for stopping by. Feel free to ask anything and everything.


  3. anon. 1L
    October 28th, 2008

    How early can one start their own practice after law school?

  4. Andrew Flusche
    October 29th, 2008

    @anon. 1L – You can start your practice as soon as you are admitted to the bar! For more on that, check out Solo Practice University and My Shingle.

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