Solo Practitioner / Small Law 101

Solo Practitioner / Small Law 101

In this episode, Branden and Jelena cover all of your most pressing questions related to solo and small law.

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Do you want to be a lawyer, but also want to deal with compliance issues, own/rent your workspace, and maybe put your face on a bench or billboard (Better Call Saul style)?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, solo practitioner life or small law might be for you! In this episode, Branden and Jelena cover all of your most pressing questions related to solo and small law.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. Do you have to work for someone else for a while before you open your own firm, or can you jump into solo practice right out of law school?
  2. How does making money as a lawyer work when you work for yourself?
  3. Can small firms perform as well for clients as big ones?
  4. How technology is changing small law practice?
  5. What areas of law (niches!) might you practice as a solo practitioner or in a small firm?
  6. Is it true that only people who couldn’t get a biglaw job go to small firms or hang a shingle?

Links and Further Resources from this Episode:


How Hard Is It to Make It As a Solo Practitioner


ABA 2019 Report on Small/Solo Firms & Technology


9 Thing to Know Before Going Solo


Solo Practitioner Myths, Busted


Solo Practitioners Struggled More in 2020


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