On Thursday, July 15th, the first official Solo Practice University Meetup took place in New York City. Present were six of our students.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh the places you‘ll go. … Dr. Seuss from ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go..’ If you are a reader of my blog or new to Build a Solo Practice @ SPU, you have learned […]
Many states are now offering continued unemployment benefits while you start up your own business. This means for those who have been laid off permanently and eligible for unemployment, you can now direct your energies towards starting your solo practice while still receiving your unemployment checks. To receive benefits, you must be able and available […]
This is the age old question and my friend, Chuck Newton, addresses it in his new post, “Why Do Not More Young Lawyers Start Their Own Law Practices.” Yes, coming from me this may sound like a promotion for Solo Practice University. But it’s not. Chuck has no skin in the game. He has no […]
There was an interesting study conducted relating to income and one’s ability to say, “I’m sorry.” It showed those who are more inclined to apologize for behaviors when at fault were more likely to earn more income. When Zogby’s researchers queried 7,590 Americans, both male and female, they discovered that people who are more willing […]
There is actually a silver lining, however, in this ever-growing world of distrust. Due to social media, the viral nature of information today, those who would look to deceive, suppress, deny accountability through carefully crafted public relations nonsense can’t stem the leaks. Everything is being exposed. Everything is being digitally memorialized. And everything can be digitally altered out of context. Everyone truly does live and work in the proverbial glass house today.
In Should You Create A Niche Practice (Part I) we defined what a niche really is and discussed the concept of natural community to help you carve out your niche. Now let’s talk about the traditional definition of ‘niche’ in the legal community – a given practice area, a specific type of law you want […]
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson is an immigration lawyer based out of Los Angeles. She provided a guest lecture called “How to Create an Immigration Practice” at Solo Practice University® on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010. Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson is a founding partner of Jacobson & Han LLP, an internationally recognized immigration law firm. She has extensive experience […]
There is much discussion these days that in order to succeed as a solo practitioner you must ‘find your niche.’ However, in the legal profession, when the term ‘niche’ is used, it is more often than not used inaccurately or incompletely. It has generally come to be associated with offering legal services in a given […]