The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 13, 2015
Written by Benjamin H. Barton, Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee and author ofGlass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession
"...Recent news coverage of the legal profession describes the employment market collapsing since 2008, but the majority of American lawyers who work in small firms or as solo practitioners have faced grim prospects since the mid-1980's... According to I.R.S. data, the average solo practitioner earned slightly more than $49,000 in 2012.