Law grads going solo and loving it

The recession has forced many new lawyers to hang their own shingle; some are succeeding By Anika Anand – msnbc.com contributor Many law graduates are being told that in today’s tight job market, beggars can’t be choosers. But when Damon Chetson graduated with $90,000 debt and no job prospects, he decided he wasn’t going to beg for anything. The 37-year-old attorney earned a degree from the University of North Carolina’s School of Law in May 2009 and had his own criminal law practice up and running by the end of September. The economic downturn has prompted more graduates like Chetson to open their own law firms rather than take the law firm or corporate attorney route. Many newly minted solo practitioners are succeeding by turning to digital media to hang their own virtual shingles. [Full Story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43442917/ns/business-personal_finance/ ]

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Law grads going solo and loving it