I STRUGGLED TO FIND A JOB WHEN I GRADUATED FROM LAW SCHOOL. I HAD TALENT AND PROMISE AND NO ONE WOULD OFFER ME MY VALUE
So, I embarked on starting my own business, but I kept searching for jobs. After I passed the bar in 2018, the prospects were offering 20K a year or 5K for six months, and some benefits, but that wasn’t going to help set me up for success. It would have been nice if those jobs were teaching me how to have my own law firm, but I didn’t encounter that until I ran into Dayna Thomas Law with the Entrepreneurship Attorney Bootcamp now renamed as the New Lawyer Launch.
I had still had six figures worth of student loan debt and after the pandemic, I even had EIDL Loan Debt, but in 2020, I saw my business take off. What I can say is that I wish I had started my for-profit business while in law school while I had that structured schedule because I think my career would have benefitted. My hope now is to create CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES for things I wish that I had in law school. I truly love working with pre-law students and helping mentor them into understanding that financial freedom and critical soft skills go hand in hand.
Take this advice when you feel defeated, I want you to think about the dreams you have not yet accessed just because you were not exposed to the right people. I want to reduce the barriers where I can and make this process that was ‘hard af’ for me and make it something that is less hard for you. I struggled enough so my hope is that you don’t have to.
Listen to my why:
If you don’t already know me, my name is Neena Speer and I am a #Trademark and criminal law attorney, counselor, and author based in Birmingham, AL. I’ve been passionate about helping people protect themselves in all areas since I was in eighth grade, and I love helping aspiring entrepreneurs build and protect their businesses – with peace of mind. My journey in entrepreneurship started when I failed the bar exam on my first try, but I did not have time to be sad about that because, within two weeks of failing, I was accepted into the BlackUpstart Accelerator Bootcamp taught by Kezia Williams. There, in less than 24 hours, I created my very first for-profit business idea, and investors were ready to buy it that day.
I started out thinking that entrepreneurship was just about “owning a business,” but now I know it is about protecting what you create and building YOUR LEGACY. I realized helping people started by showing them how to ADD VALUE TO THEIR BUSINESS! You are well on your way to building a multi-million-dollar business, but every good business plan begins with covering your six at every step.
In just four years, I have published my own book, started a book brand business, launched and run my non-profit that I came up with when I was eight years old, and helped my firm grow from only $80 in my first year to a five-figure virtual law firm multiple years in a row (yes, that is five-figures!!) business, working from home on my own schedule. 🙂
SOMEONE ASKED FOR A LIST OF JOBS AND THAT’S WHAT I DECIDED TO PROVIDE FOR FREE TO HELP CONNECT MY 300+ MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY OF MINORITY WOMEN INTERESTED IN LAW TO WORK WITH COMPANIES LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEDICATED LIKE THEM.
Below you will find a directory of jobs I have been sharing with others and those that you can post for others to work with your company. I hope you find this resource useful
Do you remember the first- time you applied to law school or even the LSAT and you thought to yourself, I am going to be the FIRST IN MY FAMILY to be a lawyer, well so did our Author Neena, but she did not stop when facing the difficult road ahead, and it was hella difficult. We often know in our hearts that we are destined to be a lawyer, but the obstacles, struggles, and failures we face can cause us to feel ashamed, well that’s not true. You have nothing to be ashamed of, and Neena wrote a book to help you, read the first chapter for FREE when you subscribe, but more than that she created a SAFE SPACE for the aspiring lawyer/lawyer ladies out there that she wants you to join us.
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