Today, the Stud took the first real step toward starting his own practice: filing for a business license with the City of Los Angeles. In the State of California, the only license required to open a law practice is one's bar license. However, the City of Los Angeles requires that entities that do business in the City, including the practice of law, obtain a business license.
The Stud went to one of the offices of the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance. For those similarly interested in starting up, please see the FAQ provided by the Office of Finance. To obtain your own license in person, visit the Office of Finance at one of eight locations.
The Stud felt an queasy excitement in his stomach as he stared at the piece of paper which declares him open for business as a solo practitioner. It's a huge step!