Some of those in the legal profession will see the ability to set up kiosks selling legal services in a venue as ‘pedestrian’ as a supermarket the beginning of the end of law as we know it.
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See this woman to the right with the samurai sword over her shoulder? That’s Michone, my favorite character from AMC’s “The Walking Dead”. The other night, while catching up on the Season Finale of “The Walking Dead,” I realized that Michone also embodies the kind of lawyer I want to be. No really! Everything you […]
Let me preface this post with the following: we have an amazing group of students attending Solo Practice University ranging from 3Ls to twenty year veteran professionals. It is also not our practice to share conversations outside our walls. However, within one of our favorite groups, The Student Lounge, I posed the following question: “If […]
Last Fall I posted a piece entitled “Where’s the Beef” that discussed the value of peer review as a quality control process within the law firm setting. In this month’s post I would like to carry that discussion a bit further. Unfortunately, seasoned partners, if they are open to running with peer review at all, […]
Here we go, again, talking about that taboo subject: Being a lawyer and admitting you need help. You don’t have to necessarily be depressed or even anxious. But sometimes you just need an objective set of ears to listen and guide, help you sort through stumbling blocks, identify patterns of behavior or just validate your […]
On March 16th my favorite program, The Good Wife, ran an episode addressing how Alicia Florrick opted back in to the practice of law. Whether you are a man or a woman, opting back in has its own set of obstacles. Alicia’s character in this episode provided great information for the rezoomer. I decided to […]
There is a systemic change in the American legal system that has been evolving for over 40 years. The high cost of overhead for attorneys has forced them to price their services beyond the reach of 80-85% of the people needing legal help. This has caused a crisis in access to justice.
I can’t tell you how often I am asked, ‘How do I set my fees?’ Setting fees for your legal services is a two-fold proposition. It isn’t just learning what the going rate for legal services is and positioning yourself within a reasonable range based upon your experience. It isn’t just about pricing based upon […]
Our sponsor Clio (who has been with us since we opened our doors five years ago) believes in going big or going home. Last week they received an $18 million series C round of funding to keep improving Clio and to fuel their overseas expansion. And they are sharing the wealth with all of you […]
Mistakes piled up one after another as soon as Donna Shelton walked through the door. In 2011, Shelton had signed a promissory note for a $40,000 loan. She stopped making payments after one year and was promptly sued by the lender. She came to attorney Marshall Austin’s office in 2012 with a copy of the […]