ROBBING THE GRAVE? LAW SCHOOL AFTER 35

I am not a typical, traditional, cookie cutter law student.  Nor am I the statistical, mid twenty something with a palette for pizza and whimsical educational possibilities. I’m a mother, a seasoned mid lifer and the opposite of  “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Tuh! I have written some mean case briefs, represented in class like I’m the female P.Diddy of  law, and Paralegaled like a boss.  I have sipped cups of caffeine into the wee hours of the night to complete interrogatories, endured sleep deprivation until I felt like my eyes would fall out from the reading legal methods, all while making sure my son went to bed on time without stepping on a Lego.

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SKILLSHARE CAN HELP YOU LAWYER

When I started Lawyer’d Magazine in 2017, very early on I recognized that a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Law degree, though assets, wouldn’t be sufficient enough to validate any form of expertise in the Magazine Publishing industry.  I would be thrown into a den of the unknown and trial and error would be my bible.  Fast forward almost a year later and I am still a student of the game, but having discovered Skillshare, I am gaining more confidence day by day.

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DOES A LAWYER'S GENDER REALLY MATTER?

When potential clients canvas lawyers to retain them for their legal matters, certain questions are foreseeable and some others may catch you off guard. Common queries such as:

  • Do you specialize in criminal, family, etc. Law?

  • What are your legal fees and do you offer contingency agreements?

  • How many years have you been practicing?

  • What is your ratio of wins and losses?

can easily turn a five-minute conversation into a full out billable consultation.

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POURING COCONUT OIL ON EVERYTHING!

As an entrepreneur, you are always a student of business. Having released our introductory issue in June of this year, I have realized that there is a material gap between what I know and what I don't know. My first reaction to this realization was panic. I focused on how unqualified or inexperienced I am to run a law magazine! However, after a few weeks of pointless moping and wallowing, I changed my approach and decided to deconstruct and reconstruct my vision.

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EMBARRASSING LAW MOMENTS

After studying hard all through school and law school, I began my first real job at a major company, and I had no idea what to expect. I remember walking into the office forty-five minutes early to set up my desk and get everything ready. When I found my desk, it was already covered with papers and files.

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