New Solo

The Unorthodox Path to Becoming a Lawyer



Guest: Rachel Allums took a nontraditional path to law practice, first working as a receptionist and paralegal before reading for the California Bar. She benefited from years of firm management experience, leveraging these skills when she launched her estate planning practice one year ago. Topics: What it’s like being a legal unicorn Flipping the script by learning to be a lawyer before learning to think like a lawyer Battling inertia to make practice management changes that benefit clients Launching a firm during a pandemic Scaling and managing an influx of clients Cultivating relationships through preferred provider deals Managing client expectations with forthright, transparent communication Yes, print advertising still works! The Tech Stack: Clio Grow/Clio Manage for client intake and management Quickbooks online for bookkeeping  HotDocs document automation from AbacusNext  Lawyaw for online legal forms New Insights (brought to you by Nota): Veteran practitioner Starlett Massey answers litigation ass