Before I spend more money and time on building up my practice, I wonder if I should do a feasibility study (an assessment of what a certain venture should entail, feasibility concerns, and the likelihood of succeeding) on how well my practice will do, which practice areas would be more successful, the likelihood that clients would hire me with my disability, and if clients would want to use a virtual office over a traditional office with in-person meetings. Any ideas?
Perhaps the only way to really know is to go ahead and do it. I realized some time ago that since I wasn’t being hired as an attorney (I suspect disability discrimination compounded by the Recession), I needed to start my own law practice to work as an attorney. I have been risk adverse about this… I mean law school teaches to think of the worst case scenario. I have friends without disabilities who have started their own practices; some have been more successful than others.
I have done a feasibility study for my non-profit organization, but I have never heard of a feasibility study for a law practice. The feasibility study for my non-profit involved sending out a survey monkey to friends with disabilities, asking them questions relevant to service areas that the non-profit seeks to provide, and then interviewing the survey participants who expressed an interest in what we’re doing. Would a feasibility study for my gimpy law practice be worth pursuing? What would one look like? And how would I distribute it? To whom? Feel free to share your thoughts in the poll or in the comment section below.