Starting your own law firm can be exhilarating. Helping clients obtain justice can be rewarding. But at the end of the day, a law firm is a business and running a business costs money. To succeed, solos and smalls must manage their funds. This post provides money-saving tips for solos and small firms. All law […]
The legal profession demands a level of time and devotion that can stress even the calmest person. Moreover, African American attorneys face many challenges that make succeeding in the profession an even more stressful proposition. A mentor can help new (and seasoned) attorneys navigate the profession with less stress. While the legal profession should […]
The end of December often causes us to make or renew promises to stop bad habits, lose weight, spend more time with family, or otherwise be better. But as you make New Year’s resolutions for your personal life, don’t forget you may need to make changes in your business life as well. For most solo […]
It’s no secret that the legal profession continues to struggle with racial diversity. Sadly, it’s still far too common for Black attorneys to be “the only one” in the courtroom, at a conference, or even at a firm. But despite the struggles, Black attorneys have persevered. We practice in several areas and in many cities. […]
Though lawyers were present in America from the very beginning, the first African American lawyers were not admitted until the 1840s. Instead of welcoming Black lawyers into the profession, white attorneys carefully excluded them from bar associations that could aid their careers. Rather than accept defeat, the enterprising African American attorneys formed bar associations of […]
While movies and television generally feature lawyers who work in teams, a more realistic portrayal would highlight solo practitioners. According to a 2013 report from the American Bar Association, in 2005, over 75% of lawyers worked in private practice. Of these, nearly half worked as solos. Moreover, data show that nonwhite attorneys are nearly […]
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