As a Solo Practitioner, Are You Setting Boundaries?

Setting boundaries with confidence – rather than a cringe  One of the most common issues that comes up in coaching sessions with lawyers is the absence of work-life balance.  If there is too much work on their plate, or if the number of obligations is too great to fit in (family, health, or recharging), something’s […]

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 […]

4 ‘Musts’ When Considering A Co-Counsel Relationship

Sometimes co-counsel relationships are formed “on the fly” meaning that there will be no thorough discussion as to who will be responsible for what. This can be disastrous if each attorney assumes the other will meet a critical deadline and as a result a deadline is actually missed. Unfortunately, this situation can get even messier […]

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 […]