Why Going Solo as a Young Attorney Could Be the Best Decision Ever with Solo Practice University’s Susan Cartier Liebel [GWL 02]

Show Notes

“When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Recommended book:

Craig Stull, Phil Myers, and David Meerman Scott – Tuned In: Uncover the Extraordinary Opportunities That Lead to Business Breakthroughs (Affiliate Link*)

This Episode Briefed:

  • Be your own profit-center: be a 360 degree, multi-hat wearing professional in this economy.  That includes mastering the business, marketing/sales, and client attraction side of practicing law.
  • As a law student, to prepare for solo practice, you should begin establishing your identity and presence on social media platforms.  Engage with other professionals and begin building your network early. Don’t wait until you pass the bar.
  • New attorneys might not have a lot of legal knowledge just yet but they don’t come to the party empty handed either. Just because you graduate from law school doesn’t mean you graduated with a blank slate. You went into law school with unique knowledge and a special skill set. Law school just adds another skill set, it doesn’t erase who you are.
  • Going solo is a risk-benefit and opportunity cost analysis
  • As a young attorney working at a firm, showcase how savvy you are in marketing through social media. Come with skills that firms lack. So while they train you on what you need to know legally, you can bring with you social media skills that can help the firm and help you stand.

Susan’s Contact Information


Blog: solopracticeuniversity.com/blog

Twitter: @solopracticeu

Facebook: www.facebook.com/solopracticeuniversity

LinkedIn: Susan Cartier Liebel

*Disclosure:  Please note that the link above is an affiliate link, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to purchase this book for your reading pleasure.

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