Becoming a solo and building a solo/small firm practice is a different journey for everyone. However, Scott O’Sullivan, a personal injury lawyer in Colorado and also faculty at Solo Practice University, has graciously shared how he has grown his practice from a one man shop in a shared space to a 10 person firm and owning his own office building in eight years. It’s not a story of magic pills and luck. It’s a story of hard work, learning from mistakes, creativity, patience, persistence, and being fiscally responsible. It’s a podcast you don’t want to miss. Listen and learn.
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“I don’t fit in the boxes people like to put us in. Sometimes people want to stick you in one place and leave you there forever.” If you are going to advance in your career you have to not get boxed in by others.
Before purchasing any policy, make certain you understand what you will be getting for the money you’re about to spend. Sometimes significant price differences between two seemingly similar policies are due to policy differences that are not always readily apparent. Here are the key items you need to understand.
I have to admit it. I’m a worrier. I worry about my family, my mother, my husband and son. I worry about the economy and people and animals, the future of our country, the food supply. I worry about income and retirement and health. I worry. I worry about many things, some within my control and some not. But when you open a solo practice you take on a whole other set of worries. We discuss the number one biggest worry and how to handle it.
Do you understand the financial power of building lawyer networks for referrals? Do you understand the importance of being a traffic hub for business, even legal matters you don’t handle? Do you know how to talk with other professionals to garner referrals? Referrals for many lawyers are their lifeblood, a way to keep the pipeline filled with clients to serve. Jared and I discuss the importance of referrals in this guest lecture and we’d love for you to listen and learn.
The legal world, well, let’s just say it feels a bit like we are still watching old movies on a VCR while everyone else is tuning into the hot new shows on Netflix. Despite the changes in the business world, we continue to fight tooth and nail to stay the same.
This wonderful new column written by Ryan McKeen and Allison McKeen, husband and wife, partners in life and law, is going to be a realistic and fun “He Said, She Said” perspective on creating and building a life and a law practice together – the good, the bad and the ugly.
This summer, we got some interesting bar exam news. Two of the most notorious bar exams in the country, New York and California, have some major changes coming around the bend. If you are set to take the bar exam after July 2016 in New York or July 2017 in California, read on.
Everyone else is smarter, farther along in their practice, a social media expert, a networking guru and the list of how great everyone else is could go on for days. Comparing yourself to your colleagues can be a losing game unless you know how to avoid the emotional quicksand.
In Part 1, I posed the question, ‘Where Will The Clients Come From?’, directed at neophyte lawyers. In this closing installment, I offer some practical suggestions that, in my opinion, help to make the move a successful venture. Caveat: This discussion does not apply to lawyers who have practiced for some time as an associate […]