Traveling law man
Without an office or much overhead, a young attorney strategically practices law his way.
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Through time management, Crawford has been able to make time for the second part of his two-part goal. He’s participated in Sun Prairie High School mock interviews and is in a reading-buddy program at Royal Oaks Elementary. “My office and the Sun Prairie Business & Education Partnership split the cost to supply a class with a take-home library of books, and I choose one or two to read to the kids each month.”
He’s offered free estate planning services to first-responders in a Wills for Heroes program, and is committed to donating at least 50 hours each year to persons with limited means or charitable organizations. Engaged with the Cottage Grove senior community, he helps train businesses to be dementia friendly through Dementia Friendly Cottage Grove, and he speaks to community groups on anything from the Equifax breach to avoiding common scams to estate-planning basics. He’s also a village trustee.
Crawford’s caseload, about 21 files long, is a “decent” number for a “solo” attorney entering his or her second year of practice, he says, and he’s even seen some repeat clients. “I’m sorry they have so many legal issues, but I’m pleased that I can help.”
Would he ever consider joining a larger law firm? “Sure,” Crawford answers, “but I’d still want that work-life balance.”
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