On Being a Working Parent and Maximizing Productivity with Shemia Fagan [GWL 31]

Show Notes

Shemia is a working mom, an attorney practicing plaintiff’s employment law, an Oregon state legislator, and a fabulous podcaster. She shares with us what inspired her to niche down to focus on working parents law, her love of learning through podcasts, and a few tips on becoming more efficient and productive as a lawyer.

What We Chat About in this Episode:

  • How she moved away from the shadows of being an associate and stepped into solo practice
  • Why becoming a mom inspired Shemia to want to build her own lifestyle law practice
  • Listening to podcasts helped give her the courage and knowledge to market her solo practice
  • Niching down to choose your practice area is key!
  • The reasons for lawyers to start their own podcast keeps growing and Shemia gives us a few more.
  • Why being busy is not a good thing
  • Learn to eat your frog

Resources Mentioned:

Just Between Friends

iProcrastinate Podcast


Recommended Reading:

Michael Gerber – The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Brian Moran – The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

Action Item:

Stop focusing so much on networking only with traditional lawyers. If you’re looking to create a law practice that breaks the mold then you need to expand your networking outside of legal circles.

Contact Information:

Work email: sfagan@hkm.com

Facebook/workingparentslawyer; /hillaryfancast; /thefficientattorney; /shemiafagan

Twitter: @wp_lawyer and @hillaryfancast

Podcast: The Working Parents Lawcast at www.workingparents.lawyer/podcast

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