Marianne Marchesi on “Legal-preneurship”, Marketing and the Mindset Required to Get Through Difficult Times
If you’re one of the many lawyers who finds themselves in a funk, disillusioned or unhappy in their work, then this is an episode that’s not to be missed. In this instalment of the Beyond Billables podcast, we spoke with Legalite founder and principal lawyer, Marianne Marchesi, about courage, perspective and forward-thinking in the legal industry. Marianne’s experience at large law firms right through to a boutique firm has exposed her to a wide range of clients in various industries - including food and hospitality, fitness, retail, entertainment, pharmacy and real estate.
Marianne is a shining example of how, with a little persistence, you can carve out a niche for yourself within the law. Our chat traced her career, struggles, entrepreneurial journey, lessons to her younger self, and how she thinks about marketing and living the good life.
Listen to the full episode to hear all of the above, plus all of this too:
Why Marianne left the law for a year
How to summon the courage to launch your own firm
How Legalite does things differently
How Legalite keeps their overheads low
The challenges of being a lawyer and running a business
The future of new law models
How Legalite views marketing from a different perspective
Why people struggle to get their heads around new law firms
How Marianne approaches work-life integration
What transcendental meditation has meant to Marianne
The future of Legalite