Eralon April 12, 2007
I agree - it is terrible that law schools don’t teach this stuff. Do you have any suggestions for how to research actually doing this for those of us whose law schools are inept at doing so? For instance, if you are starting your own practice, how do you find clients and how much capital do you need? Any suggestions for resources I think would be helpful until the law schools catch up at least.
Susan Cartier Liebel April 13, 2007
I have been trying now for seven years to get this going! We are making headway as more and more law schools are feeling pressured to offer something to their students. Go to your Dean (as others who have contacted me recently have done) and ask, ‘what are you offering those of us who want to go solo…classes, seminars, guest speakers? Put the pressure on and tell them other schools are doing it, why aren’t you? Point them to my website and Myshingle.com and others. Talk to your Bar Association and see what they are offering solos. Get the conversation going and make sure you school knows you have neeeds!!!
Susan Cartier Liebel, Esq.
Build A Solo Practice, LLC
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grrrlygirl April 17, 2007
<div align=“left”>Solo practice is stigmatized in law school: from the 1st semester of the 1L year on, profs and everyone else emphasize how risky and low-prestige it is. But you're right, this flies in the face of reality. After a year in an unsatisfying position, I am seriously considering going solo, but until the past week felt too intimidated/ peer-pressured.</div>
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