Beyond Conventional Wisdom: 4 Tips For New Lawyers

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 11:27 AM EDT) -- We have all read the advice columns to lawyers starting their practices. To succeed in private practice, you should:

Be an excellent attorney Work hard Find at least one mentor Network Publish Be involved in your firm Seek work from partners Cross market Ask for work from friends and acquaintances

The result will be a flourishing practice, lots of business, and you’ll live happily ever after.

I wish it were that easy.

Looking back on my 24 years of practice — 20 in private practice —...
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