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One possible fallback position should I fail to find a job is to simply hang a shingle and sell my legal services on my own. To that end, today I got up at the crack of still-dark, got gussied up, and headed downtown to a King Co. Bar Association CLE aimed at solo practitioners and small firms. Since I'm not technically a lawyer yet, I got a highly discounted rate on the seminar. There were talks on the pros and cons of various business entities, how to make a business plan, how to set up and manage IOLTA client trust accounts, and client intake and management. Overall there was a lot of good information. While the prospect would still be pretty daunting, I feel that I could fairly confidently set up either a solo practice or a small LLC or PLLC... heck, even an S Corporation, and I would know where to find the resources I would need to make it work.

I would much rather some nice software company hire me as in-house counsel, or perhaps some firm, but in this economy and job market I'm hedging my bets as much as I can.

Date: 2009-10-30 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] winterjaye.livejournal.com
Always good to have a plan, love.

Date: 2009-10-30 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kielrain.livejournal.com
Plans are good. Plans are always good. Of course, if you listen to David all plans must be devious. So, is your plan also devious? hmmmmm?

Date: 2009-10-31 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trilliumgrl.livejournal.com
David is SO your child!

Date: 2009-10-31 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cyberduck.livejournal.com
Stupid civilian question: Just what *is* the line between "lawyer" and "not lawyer"? You passed the bar examine. What more is needed? And if you're not one now, what *are* you?

Date: 2009-10-31 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lawdogman.livejournal.com
He needs to be sworn in...and pay his 30 silver.

Date: 2009-10-31 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] of-the-woods.livejournal.com
I passed the bar exam, now I have to swear the oath of attorney before a judge. That signed oath then gets sent to the Supreme Court of Washington who signs off on it and sends me my bar # and license. As soon as that is in my hot little hands I am officially a lawyer.

Now, I'm a... well, who knows.

Date: 2009-10-31 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lawdogman.livejournal.com
I have a buddy who hung out his shingle...if you get there in your job search I can ask him for advise on how it is done?

Date: 2009-10-31 08:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] of-the-woods.livejournal.com
I'm grateful for any advice should I end up going that way.

I can envision it now: Skau and Ochs, PLLC, Corporate and Tax attorneys :)

Date: 2009-10-31 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seanb.livejournal.com
Yeah. I assume Ka has already collected your resume for the Amazon-internal-referral pile. If not, she should.

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