Learning When to Say ‘No’ To the Shiny Apples

Those shiny apples.  Didn’t Snow White take a bite and fall into a dead sleep? Recently, and for the briefest of periods, I had the experience of getting hypnotically distracted from my core mission at Solo Practice University. Usually, I’m laser-focused knowing when to say, ‘no, I’m not interested’, or ‘thank you for the opportunity but […]

Faculty Announcement – Jon W. van Horne

Jon W. van Horne will teach a course called “Introduction to Government Contracts” at Solo Practice University®. Based on his experience in government and corporate positions as well as private practice, John focuses on strategic advice on government contracting problems and on contract litigation against the U.S. Government, primarily bid protests before the Government Accountability Office […]

What To Do When Your Solo Practice Isn’t a Success…But It Isn’t a Failure, Either

Some days don’t you just feel like all the wind has been let out of your sails. You’ve finally opened the doors to your solo practice, virtual and brick & mortar.  You have everything in place.  You sweated all the small details in spite of the advice not to, lined up your malpractice insurance, built […]

Never Underestimate New Lawyers Who Hang A Shingle

Chicago Katie Kizer and Amanda Graham brushed off a miserable employment market for new law school grads. They hired themselves after graduating last spring from DePaul University College of Law. With summa diplomas, they were qualified for Big Law—just temperamentally unsuited for it. I want to meet these two women. I really do. Katie Kizer and […]

Being a Lawyer Is Not Worth Sacrificing Your Life

A few month’s ago I connected with a lovely and determined woman from Stetson University, Cynthia Clark.  She has committed herself to creating the Stetson Law Solo and Small Firm Society. She has had her challenges with the school administration which I won’t detail because ultimately she is garnering a lot of interest in what she […]

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 […]