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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 29, 2017

Amy Wan is a self-proclaimed legal hacker and the founder of Bootstrap Legal, an organization that has the mission to democratize access to legal counsel & capital in real estate. Amy is a motivated, intelligent, and forward thinking lawyer that made two monumental transitions in order to find her happy.  During the episode, Amy explains how she got to where she is now and dispels any myth that running your own organization is impossible. Amy shares her unique journey and we chat about what it's like to be an ambitious woman in the law. 


What you’ll learn:

  • Amy’s legal origin story 
  • Her unique way of finding a job in a jobless market
  • What inspired Amy to start Bootstrap Legal
  • How Amy got over her doubt and insecurity
  • The importance of networking within your organization
  • Why she chose to transition out of her practice at a boutique firm 
  • How she learned to create software that made her law job easier
  • Amy’s motivation behind her career choices
  • The relationship between access to justice and access to capital
  • The struggles that occur when trying to start a business without upfront capital
  • How getting a coach helped Amy’s idea take off


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:


“If you can either keep in mind or rediscover who you are as a person and be very proactive about shaping your career to what you want and not your career shaping who you are”


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