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Three Easy To Do’s for Those Looking to Hang Their Own Shingle or Build Contacts

By Nick Richardson ’03  Hanging my own shingle was always a long-term goal of mine, but not one I was planning on for 2009 or after five years of practice. But after being laid off, I struggled to find another firm looking to add to their payroll during the financial meltdown and realized the opportunity  Continue Reading »

Sarah Kerner, J.D. ‘04 – Assistant City Attorney for the City of Springfield, Missouri

 When I was interviewing for jobs during law school, I included the Missouri attorney general on my list of potential future employers, more for the ability to stay in mid-Missouri than any real interest in governmental law practice.  Eventually I took a job with a small firm in Springfield, Missouri and began the typical associate  Continue Reading »

How to Succeed in Practice – Tip #5

By Chip Gentry “What if I am not successful?”  “What if I am not very good at bringing in clients?”  “What if I can’t handle the pressure?”  Those and other questions are common.  If you could remove fear from all of your decisions, how many more things would you try?  In my opinion, when one  Continue Reading »

How to Succeed in Private Practice – Tip #4

by Chip Gentry “What if I am not successful?”  “What if I am not very good at bringing in clients?”  “What if I can’t handle the pressure?”  Those and other questions are common.  If you could remove fear from all of your decisions, how many more things would you try?  In my opinion, when one  Continue Reading »

How to Succeed in Private Practice, Tip #3

How to Succeed in Private Practice – Tip #2

by Chip Gentry “What if I am not successful?”  “What if I am not very good at bringing in clients?”  “What if I can’t handle the pressure?”  Those and other questions are common.  If you could remove fear from all of your decisions, how many more things would you try?  In my opinion, when one  Continue Reading »

How to Succeed in Private Practice – Tip #1

 by Chip Gentry  “What if I am not successful?”  “What if I am not very good at bringing in clients?”  “What if I can’t handle the pressure?”  Those and other questions are common.  If you could remove fear from all of your decisions, how many more things would you try?  In my opinion, when one  Continue Reading »