Sunday, May 09, 2010

Starting over

If at first you don't succeed....

I started this blog as a law student. It dropped off in year three, partially due to work requirements. I tried to revive it when, after two unsuccessful - and largely unmotivated - years of job search, I decided to formally open my own practice. One problem - location.

Location, location, location. It's a mantra we hear often relative to a retail store, or a restaurant. But it works just as well for a law office. Of course, advertising helps, and the first time out, I had neither.

So nothing ever really took off. I spent time doing a case here or there, but mostly still looked for the full-time gig. I did contract work doing - blaah - doc review. Then I spent time doing tax returns for a small CPA firm, followed by time spent doing tax consulting - something I thought would last for a while. In between were a couple of offers I turned down.

By the end of last year, the solo practice was bumping along with a handful of clients, but I was spending most of my time looking for work - in both Chicago and California. In January, I was offered a position near Los Angeles working for a small tax and bookkeeping firm. At the end of April, we parted ways. So here I am, in LA, starting over with my own firm. On the plus side, this time around, I have clients.......

Stay tuned.

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