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Miriam Robeson

Your suggestions are not only helpful for increasing your bottom line, but also for more effective time management. If you are controlling costs and able to effectively filter the appropriate clients and projects from the inappropriate (that is, low- or slow-paying clients, high-maintenance clients, or time-wasting clients), you can maintain desired profitability and increase leisure time (or add more "quality" clients and projects, depending on where you would like to spend that extra time you realize from more effective management)

Jonathan Griffith

Great article Chuck. Been a while since I've checked in. I'm now 7 months into the solo practice of law. I've been bouncing around, but think I might finally be finding a niche in criminal law.

I know exactly what you mean when you say the lowest paying cases require the greatest commitments. I've been trying to put these types of cases in 'runoff' mode, and will hopefully focus on criminal cases going forward.

Now I know there are several other lucrative areas of law, but it seems like ALL of my more profitable clients have been for criminal issues.

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