The Best Advice For Young Lawyers Who Want To Create Their Own Practice?

Young lawyers should focus on two things: Get out there and meet people, particularly clients. That way you have something to show for your time. The second thing is the casebook. With every client you bring in, use them as a test case to see what’s working, what isn’t working…. Some of my best cases are the ones I started with that didn’t work out—I found ways around it or worked around it myself rather than gave up because I had spent all this money.”

What does she enjoy about her job? “One of the things I really like is getting involved in issues where there’s real need,” she says. “The other thing that keeps me interested is learning new developments in law, which gives me an opportunity to try things.”

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