Emmie de Kock is a qualified attorney with over 17 years work experience, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property and related commercial matters. She qualified and worked in a large law firm for 4 years, worked in a small firm for almost 1 year, and then started and operated her own law firm for 11 years under the name De Kock Attorneys. The target market of her law firm was mostly entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and SMEs. Her firm served local and international clients.
As law firm owner, she gained experience in all aspects of practice management, including financial management, HR management, IT management, office management, compliance and marketing.
In course of operating her own law firm, she trained, mentored and coached candidate attorneys, junior attorneys, peers and start-up clients. After successfully selling her law practice in 2016, she studied business coaching and NLP life coaching. She qualified as SA Business Coach and NLP Life Coach and operates her own business and life coaching practice from 2017.
She started her law firm just after she got married in 2005. While starting and building her law firm, she also started a family, raised pets and moved houses. She has 2 beautiful daughters and is very familiar with the ups and downs of life, and in particular the ambitions, pressures and challenges of striving to be an attorney, legal entrepreneur, firm owner, friend, family member, spouse and super mom at the same time.
She enjoys writing and is the author of many published articles on various legal and coaching aspects. She founded LawyerFirst in 2018 and it is her passion to see other legal practitioners, entrepreneurs and mompreneurs happy, growing and succeeding.