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At a recent fireside chat hosted by The Advocates’ Society for young lawyers, I gained an insight at just the right time.
I have come to learn to keep your legal friends close but your non-legal friends even closer. The rule seems especially sensible for junior sole practitioners, but it’s perhaps a lesson for all lawyers.
I have an admission. As ambitious as I think I am, I have cringed at times throughout my life when I am asked: “Where do you see yourself in a year? Five years? Ten Years?”
The life of a sole practitioner caught my interest during the first year of my litigation practice on Bay Street. As I came across a range of opposing and co-counsel, many were self-employed, driven, confident, relaxed and they impressed me.