Gideon Strumpet wrote:kalvano wrote:But if you have 7 years of experience with a firm or doing something in the legal field, then hanging out your shingle probably isn't near as big a risk.
True. There are plenty of people who do this and have good outcomes. The article OP posted is about a lawyer who went from solo to running a 40-person firm in seven years; so the reference is to outcomes seven years out from starting up as a solo, not starting a firm with seven years experience in practice.
And is that impossible? Obviously not. Is it difficult? Sure. But like a lot of things on TLS, it's not near as impossible or difficult as it's made out to be.
Ironically, T3/T4 grads are probably better equipped for this right out of school because they are taught more practical skills in law school.