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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
Just Between Friends
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
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.
Work email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook/workingparentslawyer; /hillaryfancast; /thefficientattorney; /shemiafagan
Twitter: @wp_lawyer and @hillaryfancast
Podcast: The Working Parents Lawcast at www.workingparents.lawyer/podcast
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