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hey Susan,

Ive been talking to a few solo blawgers, and they are bringing me down

Apparently, the fine art of litigation seems to be fading away with arbitration.

and there goes my hopes of some nice big fat fees!

any thoughts on this?

Any recommendations on which specialties can bring in some decent $$$ and still let you sleep well at night?

thanks  :)

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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!  :)

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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...

im just thinking if i stared off in one state, would i lose much if i later moved to another area (say after 5 or 6 yrs...)

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Success is all about the planning....so start planning now, managing your students loans, researching the internet for information, understanding and getting familiar with the technologies that will make your life immeasurably easier and start to think about all the people you know...and who they know....find mentors in the areas of law you are interested in but stay open to opportunities.  Going solo you still have to pay your dues...while paying your bills.  But you are in charge of where you go. And there is a lot to be said for that.

im going to relocate to a totally new area, so that part im boned on.

but, i think ill meet a number of contacts at school!  :)

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hope your happy susan!

im so excited about the prospect of opening my own firm, i cant think of anything else!

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hmmmm

are people starting a solo law firm eligible for small business grants?

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Houston / Re: So what's the Low Down on UofH?
« on: April 14, 2007, 01:33:34 PM »
i wont spill her beans, but its a good school...

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ill check it out this weekend  :)

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Houston / Re: So what's the Low Down on UofH?
« on: April 13, 2007, 05:11:48 PM »
all this stuff, and then she doesnt go to UH!!!!

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any more good info?  :)

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