Solo lawyer by design : a plan for success in any practice /

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Main Author: Bauer, Gary P.
Corporate Author: American Bar Association. Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
Format: Book
Published: Chicago, Illinois : American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, 2017
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245 1 0 |a Solo lawyer by design :  |b a plan for success in any practice /  |c Gary P. Bauer 
260 |a Chicago, Illinois :  |b American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,  |c 2017 
300 |a 5, 248 pages ;  |c 23 cm 
500 |a Includes index 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0 |a Why this book? Some preliminary matters -- Why should you listen to me? -- Why you shouldn't listen to me -- Your chances of going solo are greater than you might think -- The dilemmas law students face when deciding to practice solo -- So what are you afraid of? Your greatest fear may be success -- Two who made the plunge (Sarah/Alex) -- Understanding your strengths and weaknesses -- What really matters : the six characteristics of successful solos -- Time management -- Grades matter, but your success in practice will not be measured by your GPA -- Blinding the judge with your brilliance : it is all about being prepared -- Lawyer? Attorney? What is the difference? -- What area of law should I practice? -- On second thought, not such a good idea ... -- Rural practice : maybe you should look outside the crowded legal suppliers market -- Card-table lawyer : keeping your overhead low -- Should I work from my home? -- You may be able to earn more than you think as a solo -- How to get more out of law school -- How do I find/make my first job? -- Exploring your possible options, putting everything in context, and understanding the rudiments of the legal profession -- A recommended timeline to put you on the path to success -- Understanding your best options. Start early : build your practice while still in law school -- Get out there during your first year in law school -- Continue your investigation and interviews with local attorneys -- Write, write, write -- Prepare to pass the bar exam -- Sell the sizzle, not the steak : part 1 -- Sell the sizzle, not the steak : part 2 -- Is a niche practice in your future? -- Carnegie skills -- Uber into law : access docs from anywhere -- Wholesale versus retail : keep your eye on the ball and expand your reach and influence -- Would you buy a car without wheels? Understand what you are selling : it isn't paper -- Cost-effective mediocrity : make sure you invest your money wisely in marketing your firm -- Do-it-yourself lawyering and how it might go awry -- Dog in a basket : one more way to think about how to sell your service and close the sale -- Your tiger team : one way to expand your sphere of influence with greater efficiency -- Why aren't you going paperless? -- Not enough time for your Ferrari? Maybe outsourcing help is more efficient -- Why your next hire might come from Starbucks -- Can't take notes? One tip on efficient and passive note-taking -- Google Scholar and other free research sources : do you still need a large library for legal research? -- Disaster preparedness : your duty and obligation -- How should I organize my business? -- Malpractice insurance -- Student debt management -- Litigation : is that the answer for your clients? -- Barriers to communication : learn to listen effectively -- Client honesty : don't let the client's problem become your problem -- Cow in the house? Malpractice? Fess up -- The world is pass/fail -- Is your client a twenty footer? A hard lesson to learn : when to turn away business -- In and out : avoid bias when assessing clients' communication -- Some final words : the dirty dozen tips for solos 
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