Have you ever wondered what it is like to start a law firm?
Flex Legal Network started a series that features lawyers that started their own firm and what they have learned along the way.
This is a great series because learning from others is a good way to inspire action. It gives you an idea of what is possible and how others have designed their practice.
It is interesting to see the diversity of practices and motives for starting.
In my interview, I share about my journey, the people that inspired me, and other sources of inspiration. I shared my favorite books, podcasts, and tech.
If you are looking for even more inspiration, check out the "Women Leading in Law" series by Erin Cowling, founder of Flex Legal Network.
The legal profession has a lot of room for improvement - both in how we service clients and how we practice law. However, sometimes, the best way to effect change is to see the people actually making strides and taking action.
I always feel ready to do the next thing after reading one of these interviews.
What are you hoping to create?
How do you see yourself making an impact?
What is stopping you from starting?
If you are thinking of starting your own firm but have doubts, do not hesitate to reach out. I love connecting with others that are looking to create something different.
I will leave you with one of my favourite quotes by Theodore Roosevelt on daring greatly,
“It is not the critic who counts; not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends herself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”