Here's the bad news: Trusts and estates lawyers, like law firms in general, have been hit by the economic downturn that has battered most of corporate America in the last several years. In fact, 85.6 percent of 619 trusts and estates lawyers surveyed in the first quarter of 2003 say they are coping with downward pressure on their income. (See “Feeling Squeezed,” page 58). But the future need not be grim. Law firms — trusts and estates lawyers in particular — have plenty of room to grow. ...

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