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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!

May 8, 2018

Lawyers often wonder how they can get more autonomy, independence and flexible in their schedule. Although most lawyers acknowledge that they've had to work while on vacation, most haven't thought about building a practice around that lifestlye. On today's show I chat with Larissa Bodniowycz, who did just that! Larissa is a solo practitioner and legal nomad blogging over at Sort of Legal.  We chat about her transition out of traditional law practice and gives invaluable advice about remote work for lawyers.


What you’ll learn:

  • The two ways Larissa generates income 
  • How Larissa decided it was time to pivot
  • The importance of following your interests
  • The basics for of setting up a remote practice
  • Tips for business development aka finding clients
  • How to figure out when it's the “right” time
  • How much money you should save before taking a leap


Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“Two sides of the same coin: 1. They don’t accept the status quo or that bad situations have to be bad or the practice of law just sucks. They look for opportunities to change it. 2. Accept who they are, or are on a journey to accepting who they are.”




* Common Bond Student Loan,

* Guide to Being a Remote Lawyer (Name Pending & Coming Soon!), Larissa Bodniowycz

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