Category Archives: Professionalism

The Gift of Time

The 2015 holiday season is in full swing. This time of year, many lawyers question if they should leave their law firm and go solo or start up their own multi-attorney firm or just hang it up and retire or … Continue reading

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Gifts Aplenty

Here in Oregon, new lawyers are beginning their professional life working with their new mentors according to the desired goals of Oregon’s New Lawyer Mentor Program. I have seen many of these new lawyers who are seeking help with launching … Continue reading

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Battling Dragons as You Start Your Solo Practice

I see more lawyers these days who are launching their solo practice. Some line up office-sharing arrangements while others decide to go slow by initially working from home. An article I wrote for the Oregon Bar Bulletin, “Home Alone: Where … Continue reading

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Lawyers Leaving Firms – Happy or Otherwise

Lawyers leaving their firms are on my mind today. Seems like stressful conditions financially are big contributor. There is more movement of lawyers from firm to firm. This raises issues of ethics and professionalism. 1. The Client is not property. … Continue reading

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Attorney at Law not Dabbler at Law

There are many lawyers starting up their law practice these days. Some have become unemployed by larger firms downsizing as an economic survival tactic while others are newer lawyers who have decided to hedge their bet on getting an associate … Continue reading

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ABA Resources for a Prosperous New Year

I am a big fan of the resources that the ABA provides. I joined while in law school and am pleased to see that law students can still join for $25 and enjoy additional section membership free for 21 different … Continue reading

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Remembering the first year of law practice– a call to mentor our new lawyers.

When I was in my last year of McGeorge Law School in Sacramento, California, I decided to start my own law practice. Along with my law books, I toted Jay Foonberg’s “How to Start & Build a Law Practice,” getting … Continue reading

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