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 […]

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 […]

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