« on: April 28, 2007, 01:59:20 PM »
this is probably a really obvious question, but do solo practitioners really get re-occurring clients?
for example, someone that specializes in personal injury or divorces prob doesnt get alot of repeat business from the same people...
The reality is you would referral business from these clients which is what you want more than anything else, word-of-mouth referrals from those who feel you did a great job for them. That is how your business is built. In addition, they may have other matters you can handle or choose to refer out getting a referral fee if your state permits or getting cross-referral relationships with other attorneys. It's all good.
As far as out of state, your experience doesn't leave you, the state's rules change. Referrers will find you to refer business in that state. However, there are challenges starting in a brand new state (if you have no connections there whatsoever) but nothing you won't be able to overcome now that you will have spent 5 - 6 years building a business...you know what you need to do as far as networking and getting acclimated. It all turns on the reasons you are relocating and the opportunities.
i have to admit, your optimism is contagious!