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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 22, 2018

Today on the show I have the ultimate jack of all trades or, as he puts it, the master of a few things. Multi-passionate attorney Dafan Zhang is an adjunct professor, tech app developer, co-founder of Vohte, solo practitioner, and father of four. We chat about how Dafan overcame poverty and homelessness, why he transitioned into the law, and his latest project, Vohte. Dafan is full of great advice for those of us struggling with where we are or the ones working towards their big dreams.


What you’ll learn:

  • How being “tech oriented” worked for Dafan in the law
  • Why becoming a solo-practitioner was right for Dafan
  • How to use your hardships as strengths
  • The importance of focusing on the little steps
  • How to decide which passion to pursue
  • All about Vohte
  • Dafan’s daily schedule
  • The importance of prioritizing happiness in your life
  • How to base your decisions on your happiness


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“Happy lawyers are lawyers who know why they practice and have clear goals for who they want to be as a lawyer and as a person.”


“Until you figure out your goals, what you stand for, what your priorities are it’s very difficult to find happiness, in a way you’ll be lost at sea unsure of where to go.”




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