March 01, 2015

A New Law Practice Resource for Solos and Small Firms

Thomas C. Grella

I made my private practice start in the profession at a small law firm in the tiny town of Morganton, North Carolina. It’s the place where I got my bar association start, first in leadership of the NC Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and then as an active member in the leadership of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. In those early days of practice, I remember how alone I felt as my boss (there were only two of us) had many different business interests around the state and often left me alone to figure out what I did not know about the practice of law. Looking back on the decisions I was left to make for our small law office, I think it would have helped me immensely to have had a tool to help me make those decisions, leaving me more time to do my substantive work. Of course, we didn’t have the Internet in those days, and such a tool did not exist. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.

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