Every case has a winner and a loser, and lawyers gamble when they take them. Betting on a case and losing always hurts, but it hurts most for the solo practitioner, for whom the smaller scale of practice makes every case matter that much more. So how can solos pick good cases and avoid expensive mistakes? No strategy works all the time, and losing a hand every now and then is the price of staying in the game, but attorney Paul Schorn offers three rules to help better the odds. No. 1: Just say no.
Case Selection Can Make or Break a Solo
June 4, 2007