Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Winter 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1

A Day in the Life of a Solo Practitioner: Let Technology and Mobility be Your Friend

By David J. Lee

David Lee is an employment law attorney. His practice is dedicated to the representation of employees for various employment and labor claims, mostly wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination. David is a litigator and a problem solver.

It is 6:00 a.m. and the alarm goes off. It is time for court. I pop a Claritin and fix Nespressos for my sleeping wife and me. I turn on the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack on my Apple. I wash up and I am looking for my favorite Boss suit and Tom Ford tie. I kiss my wife and dogs (Mini & Cooper) goodbye. I am in the uberPOOL on my way to the Stanley Mosk courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. I have five court appearance assignments from other attorneys and I have to rush because I do not want to let them down. I get to my shared office space by 11:00 a.m.

I start preparing for my afternoon client meetings. I spend the afternoon meeting clients and returning phone calls and emails. No time for lunch today. By 7:00 p.m., I am in the uberPOOL again on my way to Souplantation to have dinner with my wife. I get home around 8:00 p.m. and spend the evening drafting settlement demands and complaints. I pass out to red wine and classic jazz. Next thing you know, it is 6:00 a.m. again…

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