I went into my law practice by myself. I was not interested in working for a firm. I imagined myself all through my childhood as becoming a lawyer who had his own practice. I have a room with a second entrance at my house in a village where I can have my practice at home. I keep expenses low by outsourcing transcription services for the legal industry to an agency, filing my own paperwork and answering my own phone. Unlike some attorneys, I am not looking to get super wealthy and live in a mansion. I just want to represent those in my community at a fair price.
It is interesting working at such a narrow profit margin, but I still find enough time to do pro bono work. I think I am under a lot less stress as an attorney than many of the alumni at the law school I attended. Continue reading