Mar 5, 2011
How Career Counselors Can Help Law Students Go Solo
On January 27th of this year I had the distinct privilege of educating more than (70)seventy (113) one hundred and thirteen career counselors on how they can help their law students and grads who either want to go solo or feel they have no option but to go solo. I thank Amanda Ellis of Amanda Ellis Legal Search for providing this wonderful opportunity.
The very fact so many career counselors were interested in this topic is very heartening, at least for me, because this has been a mission of mine – educating those who directly influence students about their career decisions that wanting to open a practice upon graduating is not an unworthy effort for their students nor irresponsible, expensive, or inevitable malpractice.
In my opinion, career service counselors have an affirmative obligation to be open-minded and knowledgeable about all possibilities for all of their students, providing guidance, resources and support especially in this market when there are few guarantees of employment.
For those who think document review is a stepping stone for many of these students please read ‘Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheap Software.”
It is…”estimated that the shift from manual document discovery to e-discovery (will) lead to a manpower reduction in which one lawyer would suffice for work that once required 500 and that the newest generation of software, which can detect duplicates and find clusters of important documents on a particular topic, could cut the head count by another 50 percent.”
You need to be helping your students now more than ever.
If you are a Dean of Students, career counselor, or Director of Alumni, I invite you to listen. If you want to learn more about how you and your school can help your students through our special programming, please contact susan (at) solopracticeuniversity.com
If you are a law student who wants your school to work with Solo Practice University®, provide your career service counselors and Dean of Students a link to this post and ask them to listen to this teleseminar. Then have them contact me.
We’re ready to help.
This teleseminar runs approximately 40 minutes. Note: The audio ends abruptly after several book recommendations due to a minor technical malfunction.
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