Susan Cartier Liebel is an attorney, national coach and consultant who shares her wisdom and advice on how to create and grow a solo practice in her blog Build A Solo Practice, LLC. Here’s what I asked Susan:
“I saw your category of "You Ask...I Answer" posts and thought I'd ask a question on behalf of my readers. Summer time is when many students try to get practical experience by interning at a firm, government or non-profit. If students know they would like to go solo after graduation, what would you recommend they do during their summers to prepare for their solo practice?”
Susan was kind enough to craft a great answer with good questions to make you think about your overall law school experience as it relates to your goal of becoming a solo, as well as practical advice on what you should be doing with your time outside law school:
“If you know you are going to become a solo practitioner upon passing the bar then everything you do, from your course selection to your extracurricular activities to your summer internships should be geared towards two things, networking/building professional relationships and gaining 'practical' experience that mirrors the life of a solo practitioner.”
Read the rest of her post here as she shares her three-step approach to your solo success.
Thank you so much, Susan!