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Cassandra Netzke

Balancing Unpaid Work

by Cassandra Netzke on October 25, 2012

I find it easy to devote time to things I love like the arts and helping those less fortunate than I am. One of my passions is nonprofit board service. But as a solo I find myself being asked to do a lot of work for free and not just the kind of work that […]

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Much of my practice includes advising and representing clients in mediation as well as serving as a mediator.  Here are some tips that can help busy solos save time and money in mediation: Be prepared. Prepare yourself.  What do you want out of mediation?  What are your client’s goals?  What information will help you reach […]

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I recently sent a demand letter to out-of-state counsel.  I am local counsel, working on the same matter, for the same client.  Why would I need to send a demand letter to my co-counsel, you ask?  That’s a very good question. It’s my policy to update my clients regarding the status of their case, regardless […]

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It took some urging, but a fellow solo finally convinced me to borrow a copy of Ann Guinn’s “Minding Your Own Business: The Solo and Small Firm Lawyer’s Guide to a Profitable Practice” from the CBA Lending Library.  I have already read several expensive, boring, and ultimately useless books on the subject and wasn’t that […]

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