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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Aug 8, 2017

Most of us decided to become lawyers because we wanted to do work that was meaningful and had an impact on society (insert lawyer joke here). Felicity Conrad is a former BigLaw associate that harnessed her passion for helping others and increasing access justice to launch Paladin. Alongside her partner Kristen Sonday, Felicity decided to create a platform that would streamline the pro bono process for lawyers in a system that doesn't always make it easy for lawyers to meet the need for pro bono counsel. Whether you're someone interested in starting your own legal tech company or someone interested in bringing a pro bono management system to your own firm or company, this episode is a must listen.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Why Felicity chose to became an entrepreneur
  • How she came to create Paladin
  • How she decided it was the right time to branch out on her own 
  • Strategies she used to make sure she would succeed
  • How she prepared herself for failures and disappointments
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people
  • How Paladin works
  • How big the pro bono market is
  • Varying views on pro bono work within the law community
  • The full capabilities of lawyers
  • Resources she used to help her get started with her business endeavor
  • The importance of networking when taking a leap

 

Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

 

“First step is to ask the scary questions, if you don’t have a sense of what the problems are or the things you’re afraid of or your concerns, you won’t be able to solve them.”

 

“The second step is to take them head on and be proactive, none of this is easy but it is so worthwhile!”

 

Connect with Felicity:

 

On Her Website: (https://www.joinpaladin.com/team.html)

On Her Group Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/PaladinPBC/)

On Twitter: (https://twitter.com/joinpaladin)

On Her LinkedIn: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicityconrad/)

 

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