Faculty Announcement – Trippe Fried – Outsourced General Counsel

Trippe Fried will teach a course called “Outsourced General Counsel” at Solo Practice University®. Trippe Fried has been a practicing attorney for seventeen years. He works exclusively with entrepreneurs and businesses and often as an outsourced general counsel. Trippe functions both as part of the management team assessing and addressing potential risks and as the […]

Are You Having Relations With Your Clients? – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

Well, it got your attention didn’t it? The broader question is how do you effectively communicate with your clients before, during and after representation.  This is a huge area to cover from a marketing perspective, your ethical obligations, and technological challenges.  It’s even bigger when you consider you are a solo/small firm practitioner. But Jared and […]

Why Law School Professors’ Rankings Are Worse Than USNWR

I came across this blog post  written by an Associate Professor of Law, Derek Muller, wherein he defines and describes law grads based upon what he deems successful and, quite frankly, it really steams my clams. Real Lawyers (Required bar passage, full-time, long-term) “Advantaged” Non-Lawyers (JD advantage, full-time, long-term) The Professionals (Professional, full-time, long-term) Career Baristas (Non-professional, full-time, […]

Running the Gauntlet

I’ve been following people online for more than eight years and blogging myself close to six years.  In that time I’ve watched many online acquaintances (and some true friends) run the gauntlet. Today, ‘running the gauntlet’ means to go through a series of criticisms or harsh treatments at the hands of one’s detractors. They’ve suffered the […]

Legal Zoom, Rocket Lawyer – We Fear What We Don’t Understand and To Our Detriment

(Please note: the factual information presented is from disparate sources including presentations I’ve attended, personal conversations with employees from branded networks, independent sources, and my own research over the last two years. SPU is not affiliated with any branded network) Intriguing title, I know. However, I learned a lot recently from the proverbial horses’ mouths.  Most any lawyer I […]