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Select Resources for the Soon-To-Be Solo or Small Firm Practitioner

By the numbers, solo and small firms are the places to be. According to statistics from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP, for short), employment patterns for recent law school graduates entering private practice have trended toward small and solo firms in recent years. ABA demographics suggest that regardless of where they get their start, half of all private practice attorneys in the U.S. become solo practitioners. Still, the prospect of practicing with few or no in-house mentors can be daunting. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources in the law library and on the Web to help. Here are a few to get you started:
Joseph Lawson is a guest blogger for Nota Bene and the law librarian at the Fort Bend County Law Library. Please note that the views expressed in this post do not represent an official position or opinion of Fort Bend County, Texas.

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