The Business of Being a Lawyer

The Business of Being a Lawyer

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The Business of Being a Lawyer (BBL) is premised on the fact that each of us, as a lawyer, is a business, our own business, whether we work for a law firm, have a solo practice, work in a public interest or government office, or work in a law-related field, we need to know our own balance sheet. What are our assets and liabilities? What are our short-term and long-term business plans? What investments should we make in our business? Viewing ourselves as a business is more imperative than ever given the volatility of the legal economy. This book covers four topics: (1) Economic trends in the legal profession and what these trends mean for law students and practicing lawyers; (2) Personal financial planning basics and how personal financial planning impacts onea€™s career decisions, (3) Emotional Intelligence (EQ) issues such as recognizing and using onea€™s strengths, cultivating habits of resilience, and dealing with stress and setbacks, (4) How to be an effective a€œfree agenta€ throughout onea€™s career (in light of the fact that the average lawyer now changes jobs seven times in a career). The approach of this book is descriptive, readable and practical, with case studies and specific advice.the approximate $2, 000 value of his 14yearold car that now had 275, 000 miles ( according to Kelley Bluebook ( ... You can purchase the annual Consumer Report issue on automobiles or look at it in your public library. ... The first choice was a used, twoyearold, allwheeldrive, Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

Title:The Business of Being a Lawyer
Author: Pamela Pierson
Publisher:West Academic - 2014-06-16

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