One third of the lawyers in Ontario are sole practitioners. Being your own boss and having full responsibility for your practice can be rewarding as well as daunting. (For lawyers considering striking out into sole practice, LAWPRO has a chart to help you figure out if you’re cut out for it)

If you are just starting out as a solo, or considering it, Russell Adler (in Attorney at Work), has some advice. After three solo years he has compiled seven start-up tips based on his own experiences, on such topics as choosing the right clients, networking properly, and managing your reputation.