A Decalogue

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. – H. L. Mencken

In 10 bullet points

  • Be civil
  • Be empowering
  • Be available
  • Be healthy
  • Be innovative
  • Be mindful
  • Be prepared
  • Be timely
  • Be thoughtful
  • Be paid up front

The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you. – Elmer Davis

4 thoughts on “A Decalogue

  1. Hi Bruce,

    I was in at least one class with you at Hamline. I enjoyed the ABA article and your blog. I have been toying with starting my own practice since graduation (2006) and I think I have almost convinced myself to give it a whirl. Your blog is encouraging. I wish you good luck and i will continue to read your post.

  2. Brad,

    Go for it – its tough at the beginning, but it is possible. The big things to remember are: (1) build a network of mentors, (2) at first it is going to be 90% marketing and 10% law, (3) have a focus and stick with it – don’t just pick up any matter just to pay the bills, and (4) use technology – that’s what gives the solo the advantage — the great thing is that there’s lots of really useful, free (or really cheap) tech out there.

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