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Anyone else feeling this way? Setting up my home office and operating well without the typical law firm resources has me thinking about opening my own practice with little to no overhead. (Contd)

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OP, as someone who ran her own successful law firm for more than a decade, rainmaking and marketing are some of the most important things you'll need to do. Whether you like doing them or not, you have to learn to make them a priority.

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I don’t like to feel like a salesman, but I do like to help people. Most of my referrals now come from other attorneys and service providers, which is probably where my efforts would be targeted versus to individual clients. In those scenarios it feels less like selling myself and more helping them with serving the clients since they already know what kind of lawyer I am.

I’m also a mom, so wondering about running a practice and being a mom. The autonomy and control is attractive, but rainmaking/marketing is my least favorite thing about practicing.

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What kind of law do you practice?

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Yes, depending on the size I have handled most of the aspects of transactions, but I love being able to hand off real estate and tax issues to others.

Own firm for almost 10 years. Rainmaking, client development, and accounting are biggest priorities besides lawyering. Just started easing hours to “reasonable” during the last half of 2019. Been working from home 2 days weekly for 18 months. Owning own firm is not for the faint of heart but neither is dancing backwards in high heels. 🤓

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