Solo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School Into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job


Written for law students and new attorneys who find themselves in a shrinking marketplace, Solo Contendere: How to Go Directly from Law School Into the Practice of Law Without Getting a Job is a guide showing how a newly admitted attorney can go into practice with little experience.

In this succinct softbound book, law professor and trial attorney Marc Garfinkle offers insider tips, tricks of the trade, and some valuable cautionary warnings. Also included:

  • how to create a business plan
  • how to obtain work from other lawyers
  • how to build a good reputation

Informational and inspirational, easy to read, and brimming with the author’s enthusiasm for his subject, this book is a blueprint for the new lawyer who wants to have clients but has no legal experience.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1 You Can Afford to Go Solo
2 How Are You Going to Do This?
3 Start Small, Start Smart
4 Practice Defensively
5 Becoming a Lawyer’s Lawyer
6 Developing a “Real” Clientele
7 Going to Court–A Primer
8 A Few Words about Clients
9 Getting Paid
10 Worst Case Scenario: Parlay Your Solo Practice into a Real Job

Afterword
Appendix
Index

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