What’s Holding You Back from Going Solo?

Posted Sep 9, 2009 9:16 PM CDT
By Sarah Mui

Next week, the Legal Rebels ‘09 Tour will be visiting an expert on going solo.On Tuesday, Sept. 15, an ABA Journal team will talk to Susan Cartier Liebel, the solo practice evangelist who founded Solo Practice University, a website providing support and resources to those practicing alone or in small firms.

But before we meet up with Liebel, we thought we’d open the floor to questions and issues you’d like her to address.

In the comments below, let us know what concerns you have about going solo or starting a small firm. Are you worried about how much savings you need? Whether you’ll be able to handle the business side of the practice? Or, if you’re a new lawyer, do you have concerns about finding mentors?

Tell us, what, if anything, is holding you back from hanging your own shingle?

Answer in the comments below.

Read last week’s Q&A about e-mail pet peeves here.

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