So you are thinking of opening your own office? Before you take this bold step, you need to ask yourself: Are you prepared? Do you understand the challenges that you face? Do you understand yourself? Being a sole practitioner entails more than just being good at the law and understanding how to file a complaint or argue before a judge. You also have to understand how to start and run a business. To succeed, you must be a savvy business person, negotiator, and bookkeeper all while being a good lawyer.
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