Criminal Defense (OK): The Business Side of Being a Lawyer [Solo]

March 20th, 2016 / By

This episode is presented by The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corp.

When you are a solo practitioner, you are a small business owner who happens to provide legal services. Many new lawyers fail to fully appreciate this right away, aggravating the already tall challenge of learning to practice law on your own. 

Matt Swain is a 2009 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Right after law school, he started his own criminal defense practice in a college town 20 miles outside of Oklahoma City. In this episode, Matt talks to us about the importance of understanding your business inside and out. He describes some of the techniques he uses that ultimately make him more efficient and more likely to notice opportunities to help his clients move forward with their lives.

This episode is hosted by Kimber Russell. It is sponsored by Barbri, ShouldIBeALawyer.com, and Top-Law-Schools.com.

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  • Sy Abelman

    Criminal defense. AKA clients who don’t want to pay. If you get them a “not guilty,” it’s like: “Why did I need you?” See, I was not guilty. Or if found guilty, “What did you do for me?” Or the “cops put the drugs on me” or whatever…..I’m not guilty. Why does it cost so much just to tell the judge that?

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