28. Helping Lawyers Go Solo - Susan Cartier Liebel
Susan Cartier Liebel
Susan Cartier Liebel, founder and CEO of Solo Practice University, heads the only online educational and professional networking community for lawyers and law students who want to create and grow their solo/small firm practices. She’s a wife, mother, mentor, avid traveler and all around curious about life and the planet we inhabit.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
With ten years in business before going to law school, Susan immediately noticed her school’s complete lack of support for the 50 percent who would likely become solo practitioners. Law is the one license that allows you to be self-employed, yet students are being taught how to be an employee.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Three classmates decided to form a practice together. Coming out of law school they found themselves floundering, with no real support for the business side of their practice. Although her firm succeeded, Susan decided there was a gaping hole in legal education and she set about creating Solo Practice University.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
A fourth grade experience of being denied a chance to audition for a male character’s part in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore, taught Susan never to accept being told what she cannot do, especially for no intelligent reason. She got an audition and won the part.
Connecting With Susan Cartier Liebel
For those who are interested in learning more about creating and building their own solo/small firm practice, Solo Practice University provides a link to a free 68 page e-bookcalled ‘Getting Started Solo’.
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