It’s easy to see why some people are so mesmerized by the legal profession. The practice of law is based on a set of rules, procedures and rituals that have been around for thousands of years. It involves complex concepts like jurisdiction, precedent and constitutional rights, all of which come directly from the laws that our founding fathers created more than two centuries ago. And because these concepts can seem abstract or even mysterious at times, many people find lawyers’ explanation about them both compelling and comforting.
But how much do you really know about what goes into running an effective legal practice?