By Dawn Young, Chicago-Kent College of Law Director of Institutional Projects
When running your own practice, you may feel as though the business has become your life. Practicing law can be stressful, and it is especially so when you may be handling all the other aspects of running the firm. You may find it challenging to “check out” of your law practice to “check in” to friends and family. You may feel like it’s difficult to take a break (even on weekends) when you are the only one running your practice. But, balance is critical. Recognizing the need to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life, and taking actions in achieving it can be helpful for your professional and personal success. On May 2, 2017, Jennifer Lavin (’12), principal attorney at Jennifer L. Lavin, P.C. shared ways in which solos can set boundaries and expectations with clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel that honor personal limit and needs. Ms. Lavin also provided strategies for solos to build more efficiency in running a law office, so that time spent working is productive and profitable.