Jun 6, 2013
Never Underestimate New Lawyers Who Hang A Shingle
Chicago Katie Kizer and Amanda Graham brushed off a miserable employment market for new law school grads. They hired themselves after graduating last spring from DePaul University College of Law. With summa diplomas, they were qualified for Big Law—just temperamentally unsuited for it.
I want to meet these two women. I really do. Katie Kizer and Amanda Graham (or Kamanda) epitomize the determination, work ethic, and passion every lawyer who wishes to hang a shingle should aspire to….especially upon passing the bar. Most importantly, they highlight their secret weapon which many will showcase as a negative – youth and supposed inexperience. It is their very youth (translate to ‘energy’) and lack of years under their belt (translate to ‘leaving no stone unturned until they find the answer’) which makes them more formidable.
What are you going to do?