Planning for the Unexpected

A frequent complaint of solo practitioners is that since they are alone and in charge, it is difficult to get away for a vacation. But somehow, most seem to manage by finding another lawyer to cover for them should there be an emergency type of situation. That’s easy to do because the vacation is planned. But what if you are taken away from your practice for something that is not planned? What if you are incapacitated or even die from an accident? Do you have another lawyer to cover for you under these circumstances?

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I’m a senior associate at a large law firm. I will be up for partner within the next year or two. The partners tell me my work is great, but the process of making partner at my firm is so secretive that I truly don’t know how good my chan…" Read the rest
– Associate, large Washington D.C. law firm

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