Things to Know Before Hanging Up Your Shingle with Sahmra Stevenson

The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast: Inspiration, Growth, and Tactics for Millennial Lawyers and Attorney Entrepreneurs show

Summary: This is a special episode, cosponsored by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in connection with the Young Lawyer Toolkit. You can access the toolkit by visiting  <a style="color: #0a070a;" href="" target="_blank"></a><br> Sahmra Stevenson is the founding partner of S.A. Stevenson Law, LLC, with offices located in Rockville and Landover, Maryland where she focuses on family law, estate planning, general civil litigation and small business formation.<br> What we talk about in this episode: <br> <br> Pick your law firm partners wisely<br> We break down the exact steps Sahmra took to go solo<br> Go lean when starting off – keep your overhead low<br> What should young solo practitioners spend their money on if they’re going to spend money?<br> Low bono and pro bono are a great way to build your skills from the get-go and a great way to get more clients in the future<br> Are you uncomfortable setting your attorney fees? Sahmra offers some tips<br> How a small newsletter grew to include a list of over 600 people<br> The fear of months with no clients<br> Are you taking advantage of local listservs?<br> Include self-care time in your schedule<br> <br> Resources Mentioned:<br> <a href="" target="_blank">Rocket Matter</a><br> <a href="" target="_blank">Thomson Reuters</a><br> <a href=";rd=1" target="_blank">Vistaprint</a><br> Action Item:<br> Pick one or two practice areas and learn them really well.<br> Contact Information:<br> Email:<br> (301) 795-2728<br> Facebook:  Sahmra April<br> Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!<br> I really hope you enjoyed this episode. It was certainly a great experience for me.<br> If you feel like you just can’t keep the excitement you feel for this episode to yourself, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.<br> Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in <a href="" target="_blank">iTunes</a> or in <a href="" target="_blank">Stitcher Radio</a>. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.  No Fear Of Missing Out here.<br> Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for <a href="" target="_blank">The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in iTunes</a>. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more young lawyers.<br> <a class="a2a_button_facebook" href=";linkname=Things%20to%20Know%20Before%20Hanging%20Up%20Your%20Shingle%20with%20Sahmra%20Stevenson" title="Facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter" href=";linkname=Things%20to%20Know%20Before%20Hanging%20Up%20Your%20Shingle%20with%20Sahmra%20Stevenson" title="Twitter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus" href=";linkname=Things%20to%20Know%20Before%20Hanging%20Up%20Your%20Shingle%20with%20Sahmra%20Stevenson" title="Google+" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin" href=";linkname=Things%20to%20Know%20Before%20Hanging%20Up%20Your%20Shing..."></a>