March 01, 2015

Filling the “Mentor Gap” as a New Solo Attorney

Aastha Madaan

Many new attorneys choose solo practice instead of a law firm job after law school because of the many perks, including the flexible hours, the ability to choose the clients, and the ability to pursue other interests. Sometimes, however, new attorneys that go solo can experience gaps in learning, without access to the resources at big firms, the mentoring opportunities from experienced attorneys in their firm structure, the ability to learn from others’ mistakes without making their own, and having someone to talk with, strategize about positions, or even proofread an important brief.

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