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Can asking the client help with revamping your methodology in the office?  We think so.

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I love this answer from one of our students when asked this question in our Student Lounge, 'If you had it to do all over again would you go to law school?'

"Don’t go to law school unless you are willing to play the most common end game: solo practice. If you are gutsy enough to play the end game of solo practice, you are probably savvy enough to navigate working for a firm, at least for a little while, but don’t wait for “your ship to come in.” You are going to have to build the ship from stem to stern."
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Fun game. But, we don't have it all to do over again, do we? The past is gone. The future is a mystery. Just live. Just work. Attack each day with enthusiasm and hard work. If you don't want to be a lawyer anymore, go do something else. If I had it to do all over again? I don't, so get over it.

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Who better to discuss than Gerry Spence's proud to have her on board at Solo Practice University.
Setting fees for your legal services is a two-fold proposition. It isn’t just learning what the going rate for legal services is and positioning yourself within a reasonable range based upon your experience. It isn’t just about pricing based upon the value to your client. It is also confidently being able to convey to the client the value of your services.

Every lawyer should take advantage of this opportunity. It's extremely easy and a no-brainer.
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It's good advice to know where your head's at when you opt back into the law from a hiatus.
"“Small and boutique law firms don’t have a lot by way of infrastructure, and especially human infrastructure,” said Newton. And yet an inability to effectively manage documents, billing and day-to-day work flow might have “career-ending consequences” for partners and legal staff. “In the absence of human support, small firms need to leverage IT.”

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"We live in the tunnel at the end of the light.
If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a pay rise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration."
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
"But we should also be careful about glorifying startup failure. There’s nothing awesome about it. The entrepreneurs that fail are not heroes or celebrities. They are special–because they’re entrepreneurs (which already puts them amongst a very small percentage of the population that’s taking a shot)–but we shouldn’t put them on pedestals and worship them."
Don't procrastinate reading this!
A raft of psychological studies have looked into why we put things off and how to stop. Here are the top takeaways.
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Founder & CEO of Solo Practice University(R), the only web-based educational and professional networking site for lawyers and law students who want to go solo or wish to grow their solo/small firm practices.

Entrepreneurship Mentor to students from across the globe in the groundbreaking Law Without Walls program.
Advisor - Suffolk School of Law- Institute on  Law Practice Technology and Innovation - Member of the advisory board charged with guiding the Institute’s future, particularly as it considers possible curricular innovations that will help law students prepare for the 21st century legal marketplace.
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