Are You Suffering From Solo / Small Firm Imposter Syndrome?

Until recently, practicing law in the private realm pretty much came down to two pathways: joining a Big Law firm, or becoming a solo practitioner/starting a small boutique law firm. Most attorneys who opt for the solo practitioner route do so because they want more control over their career. They want to determine how much they work, keep more of the money they collect, and have greater say as to which clients they serve.

While the solo/small firm life sounds like a better alternative to Big Law, there’s a downside that’s not often talked about in attorney profiles and at networking events. It’s what I call “imposter syndrome”—many solo/small firm attorneys are not making very much money and are constantly juggling practicing law with running a firm.

Continue reading Cynthia Morgan-Reed’s article in the latest issue of Attorney Journal.