Becoming a lawyer is no easy feat and thousands of dedicated students around the world work tirelessly to gain entrance into a promising law program. For one South African woman, not only did she obtain her law school degree, she proceeded to use her education to open her own law firm all before the age of 30.
At the age of 25, Sne Mthembu became the founder and director of her own law firm, Passcara and Partners Inc., based out of Durban, South Africa. Her focus is on handling cases dealing with family and personal injury law among others.
“I took it as a challenge upon myself to do it. I then decided that no matter what people say I’m going to do this,” she told Power FM. “It was difficult from the point where I started my degree to where I am now. I don’t regret anything.”
Mthembu says she’s confident with her new venture despite the challenges that lie ahead of her. “What is hard in our field is marketing yourself. There is a thin line between marketing and touting. Touting is like when you are asking or begging for clients,” she said. “It makes it hard to market because you don’t want to cross that thin line that the [legal] council has put for us.”
She recently celebrated the huge achievement on her Twitter where she introduced herself as the founder and director. She wrote, “I am to Inspire. If I did it then so can you!!!”
Allow me to Introduce myself. My name is Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu and I am the Founder and Director of Passcara and Partners Incorporated. I am a 25 year old and the owner of this Law Firm.
I am to Inspire. If I did it then so can you!!! #GirlsTalkZA pic.twitter.com/fIypgaqTKe
— Sne Mthembu (@Sne_Mthembu_) February 3, 2020