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Oregon Solo Practitioners: Numbers Grow

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Let’s hope a lot of them have found that a nearby county law library can help them keep costs under control with free legal research databases, conference rooms, research resources, legal research expertise, etc.

Lawyers go solo: Tough job market leads to rise in sole practitioners, small firms, Portland Business Journal, by Andy Giegerich, Friday, June 18, 2010:

Excerpt: “After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School last year, Caryn Jones hung her own shingle.

She isn’t alone.

The recession has made legal jobs with law firms, private companies and government scarce. As a result, more laid-off lawyers and recent law school graduates are striking out on their own.

The Oregon State Bar’s sole practitioner and small law firm section has grown by nearly 20 percent this year, from 349 attorneys in 2009 to 414….” (Link to full story.)