“Lawyers are Poor [and] Unable to make… a bare living.”
In 1911, NY Lawyers Didn’t Have Enough Business.
“Hard times have beset many lawyers in Manhattan and the Bronx.”
Subtitled “Too Many in New York for the Amount of Business,” an article from a 1911 newspaper, discussed that in New York there wasn’t enough business to go around.
In fact, 680 lawyers were dropped from the NY county bar association for non-payment of dues, even though they cost “only $10 a year.” One quarter of them “frankly confessed that they were unable to make more than a bare living.”
I wonder if there were any consultants offering marketing and business-development training back then?