Monday, January 13, 2014
Business Insider: How I Started My Own Law Firm Right After Law School, by Branigan Robertson (J.D. 2012, Chapman):
Starting a law firm is not for the faint of heart. Doing it right out of law school is downright insane (at least that’s what the naysayers would have you believe).
But I did it in a difficult economy with a difficult fee structure (contingency) and my practice is thriving. If you want to start your own firm, you can do it — and I’m going to tell you how.
Here is a list of the essential things you must do to succeed in starting your own law firm right out of school:
- Ignore the People Who Say You Can’t
- Plan Ahead
- Pick Only One Area of Law
- Pick the Right Area of Law
- Build a Referral Network
- Build a Website Immediately
- Join Organizations and Listservs
- Remember That Clients Don’t Care About Your GPA, Law Review, or Age