Q1. Why do you Freelance?
I took the leap into freelancing for many, many reasons. I think the number one reason why I continue to freelance though is that I really enjoy working with other legal professionals but not in the traditional law firm setting. It’s more project based verse targeting billable hours, and I get to tackle cases in different ways, depending on who I am working with. No two days are the same and I love that!
Q2. What is your top tip for remote workers?
Create a community of your own and network with people outside of your industry. Remote working includes a lot of communication with your fellow team members, but being able to chat with people that don't work in the same field as you is so beneficial. I quickly learned that all freelancers, regardless of industry, come across the same barriers and can have unique tips and tricks that are easily customizable to my work habits and industry.
Q3. What is 1 fun fact about yourself?
I was a server at the same restaurant for 10 years before I started my career in law. The skills I learned in hospitality (such as being able to thrive in a face-pace environment, flexibility to work overtime, ability to navigate difficult situations) are the same skills needed to be successful in the legal industry. I don’t think I would be where I am today without my background in hospitality and I am very grateful for that.
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