Fast forward to 2016. I now am hiring attorney at the law offices of Douglass & Runger and have two associates who are both talented lawyers working under me. I successfully built a law practice essentially on my own, but in the process did a lot of soul searching, research and study into the legal job market and came to the realization that
1. There are too many law schools.
2. There are too many newly licensed attorneys without work.
3. Large firms and small outfits are the future of the practice of law.
4. If you’re a law school graduate who doesn’t have a job within 3 months of obtaining your law license, you need to consider going out on your own.
I love to motivate, speak and coach lawyers, and like to think that I am good at it. I decided I wanted to create a solo practitioner online community that would serve to teach young attorneys and aspiring solo practitioners how to establish a successful law practice and help them develop and grow as solo practitioners. As someone who built a successful solo practice into a four attorney law practice in less than 10 years, I know first hand the challenges that attorneys who want to start their own law practice face. I launched my membership website for solo practitioners in 2016 and love helping lawyers build a gratifying, viable law practice through my program.