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Survival Guide for Lawyers

Warren Zevon sang about sending “lawyers, guns and money” to get him out of a tight spot. But right now, it's lawyers who are in a tight spot. It’s getting harder to make it, every single day. Between the plethora of young lawyers looking for jobs, and the older lawyers clutching their jobs for dear life, it’s a jungle out there. If you want to survive, you need to know the law, the practice and the business. If you don’t know the law, go become a politician, used car dealer or waitperson and get out of our way. For the rest, here are some survival tips:

Originally published December 21, 2011
Last updated April 28, 2018
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