In case you were wondering why I frequent this board, it is a far bigger mission then getting the curious student to read my blog. I went to law school and was disrespected for my goals to go solo. Law school provided nothing in furtherance of this very realistic personal and professional goal. I soon learned no law schools did. The attitude was appalling. The dissemination of misinformation was rampant and detrimental to students who were looking to be entrepreneurs, one of the beautiful things about getting a law license. The ABA pretends to be interested in solos the same way Donald Trump pretends he's interested in urban blight....replace it with a monument to himself. The disconnect between the realities of practice today and what you are told in law school is criminal. And yet you are mortgaging your futures banking on information which is inaccurate. Did you know 50% of lawyers leave the profession? Why? Did you know State Bar Associations are looking to further your requirements by contending law school is now inadequate for allowing you to practice law upon graduation? They are looking to create a mandatory post-graduation menotoring program (so you can't hang a shingle) and if you don't comply you will be suspended or lose your license. And if you can't get a job while you are going through this mentoring program...will it be a catch-22? Georgia's is already in place. Connecticut is trying. They are trying to make it more and more difficult to pass the bar. Does anyone tell you this? This is my bigger mission. If your ambition is to go into Big Law, that's absolutely terrific. But if it isn't, you need to fight against all these obstacles being erected which will prevent you from seeking out your own way to use your law license. Forewarned is forearmed. I teach my students the very same thing. Prepare yourself for any eventuality. http://susancartierliebel.typepad.com/build_a_solo_practice/2006/11/law_school_lear.html
Susan Cartier Liebel, Esq.
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