My new Above The Law article begins:

“No one ever said it would be easy. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. You must be in it to win it. No pain no gain. Blah, blah, blah.

Lawyers are exhorted by all manner of pithy aphorisms and wise quotes, from law school to… whenever. But when it comes down to it, we all know what it takes: hard work and preparation, preparation, preparation.

If you have or are opening a small firm, are expanding your existing firm, or breaking away from BigLaw (hooray for you!) to start a boutique firm, you KNOW you have your work cut out for you, and you KNOW that’ll take hard work and – well, you know. You need clients; the last thing you need is advice on how to be an employer. But really, this is perhaps the FIRST thing you need to know!”

The ten tips follow. …

Read all ten tips here: