From law school to solo practice
When Lisa Hardin graduated from law school, she knew she wanted to go into estate planning and tax planning, but found that the Denver market had limited relevant openings at existing law firms. So, rather than moving to a different state or joining a large firm with a more general focus, Hardin launched her own independent law practice right away.
“After graduating and passing the bar, I went straight into owning my own firm,” she said. “I enjoy having my own practice because it allows me to work closely with my clients and create a relationship of trust with them, which allows me to better serve their estate planning needs.”
Prior to launching her business, Hardin had spent time researching business ownership and independent law practice management, and she also spent time expanding her network.