A free practice guide for lawyers

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The law

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How law is supposed to work

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Legal education

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ADR providers

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The four-tier model of law firms

Financial requirements for starting a law firm

Checklist for starting a law firm

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Potential clients

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Banking and financial matters

Best practices for profitability

Law clerks

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A review of typical attorney career trajectories

Elderly attorneys

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Delivering value to clients

Responsiveness and timeliness

Social opportunities

Managing workflow

Leveraging technology and software

Actually practicing law

The pre-lawsuit investigation

Filing a case

Filing and opposing motions


Discovery disputes

Handling trials


Post-judgment motions


Concluding a client's case

My love/hate relationship with the law


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Last updated: July 6, 2018

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