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Who were your first clients?

A wise lawyer asked his young associate if he knew the two hardest things about practicing law. "No," he replied, "what are they?"

The veteran explained: "First, it's getting new clients. And then, once you've got a new client, figuring out how to avoid them."

Our next session will focus on the first skill. But we'll also talk about how to get clients you actually enjoy working with. So you don't feel like you have to avoid them.

The best clients pay on time, listen to your sage advice, and appreciate your exertions. Those kinds of clients don't actually exist. So we'll talk about finding acceptable alternatives.

Got some great war stories? Bring 'em. Got good advice on how to start a new law practice? We'd love to hear about it. 

Oh, and bring a few dollar bills too, and maybe a five spot. We have an offbeat raffle that funds our monthly meeting. One lucky winner wins 50% of the pot, and the rest of the money pays for the event. 

Important Side-Note: Andrew Legrand is prohibited from participating, because he's won twice already. And he brazenly gloated both times.

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  • Molly Wright S.

    I'm in chemo, so I'll make it unless I'm sick that day. I'll be the bald woman in a turban. :)

    August 22, 2014

    • Andrew L.

      Hope you can make it, Molly!

      August 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been a member of a car repair and upgrade business for several years now. We commonly get people who have purchased older used cars and maxed out their budgets and when they have a problem, then they cannot pay us to repair them and we end up holding the cars until they can and it turns into a collections nightmare. I've always wondered how this would be dealt with in the legal profession as the client has already gotten the "service." Looking forward to learning how to deal with this problem!

    August 17, 2014

    • Andrew L.

      The simple answer, Andrew, is to have clients (legal and car repair) pay before hand. That's usually easier said than done, which makes it a good discussion topic.

      August 18, 2014

  • Clifton K. P.

    Sorry, generally I don't have free Thursday evenings.

    August 11, 2014

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