There’s a lot that must be learned in three years of law school to prepare for the Bar exam.
The reality is the demanding curriculum doesn’t allow teaching the other side of establishing and sustaining a career as an attorney: The fact that it’s a business.
The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer said that while she was traveling the state before she was elected, the need for business as well as legal skill was made clear by the attorneys she met.
The need is even more evident for those starting their practices on their own or by establishing firms with other new attorneys, Suskauer said.
“And 76 percent of our members are solo or in small firms,” she added.
To help bridge the gap between having a Bar card and being able to establish and sustain a small business, the website LegalFuel.com was developed and launched in July by The Florida Bar.