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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!

Jun 12, 2018

Do you ever feel like you live in the wrong city to pursue your big idea? Perhaps you don't think your city or town has the resources or community that you would need to launch your next project. Today, I chat with Jack West, Founder of BookIt Legal, about what it takes to launch a legal tech startup, how to think outside of the box, reasons to innovate in your lane, and the importance of pursuing your own big ideas. Hope you guys enjoy!


What you’ll learn:

  • Jack’s journey in the law
  • Skills he obtained along the way to launching his startup
  • How BookIt Legal came to be
  • What Jack’s day to day looked like during his transition process
  • Practice tips to setting up a legal tech startup
  • Steps to take before making big decisions
  • Keys to staying balanced with a busy schedule
  • The practices and habits that drive Jack's success


Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“The people I see striving, reach out and have strong relationships with their colleagues.”


“It’s really relationships that make happy lawyers.”




* Common Bond Student Loan,

* Headspace,

* Insight Timer,

* The Lean Startup, Eric Ries

* Running Lean, Ash Maurya

* Traction, Gabriel Weinberg,

* Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore

* The Hamilton Biography, Ron Chernow


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