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April 2007 Issue

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Cover Story

The Secrets of Million-Dollar Solos

Solo practitioners are a unique breed. It takes guts to strike out on your own and carry the burden of your success on your shoulders alone. Thousands of solos across the country meet that challenge every year and make a comfortable living while ably serving their clients.

Only a few, however, are able to put together that rare formula that propels their revenue beyond the million-dollar mark, year after year. Though the formula isn’t the same for every million-dollar solo, some ingredients are common to most.

They’re smart businesspeople who pay as much attention to building the financial blocks of a strong practice as they do to representing their clients well. They’re also very selective in taking on clients. And their passion for what they do is palpable.

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Feature Section

    Retired, Then Re-Energized

    Retirement used to be life’s denouement just before that final final scene. But with baby boomers retiring ever earlier, retirement has become synonymous with having the freedom to find something more fulfilling to do. And for an increasing number of re­tired lawyers and judges, retirement means having the freedom to use their legal training to serve the public good as pro bono volunteers.

    Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

    How to slay student debt, protect your practice and retire in style--our experts help three lawyers finesse their finances.

ABA Connection

The Youngest Clients

The 9-year-old boy looked the lawyer in the eye and asked, “Does my dad know that the social workers will go away if we go back to live with him?” When the lawyer nodded in the affirmative, the child said, “Then don’t let them send us back. He’s just putting on an act. As soon as they’re gone, he’ll start beating on us again. He’s fooled them before.”

McElhaney on Litigation

The Power of the Proper Mindset

Corner Office

Many Happy Returns

Associates in the Trenches

Classroom Counselor

Report from Governmental Affairs

50-Year Dash

Obiter Dicta

Fall of the Wild

Precedents

April 20, 1971