Family Law

Family Law News VOLUME 45, ISSUE 1, FALL 2023

THE BUSINESS OF FAMILY LAW

Written by Jaime N. Cage, CFLS

"Lawyers who own their own practices usually earn less than those who work in law firms or other business establishments."1 – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Family law attorneys are amongst the hardest working, dedicated, skilled, and well-rounded attorneys in the legal profession. Not only must they master the Family Code, the Evidence Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, and all State and Local Rules of Court, but they are also required to become skilled in many other disciplines like forensic accounting and psychology to excel. Although law school does not teach attorneys how to become Chief Executive Officers, family law attorneys are notorious for "hanging their shingle". This article will explore what is required to be successful in the business of family law.

I. LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES—YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL

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