Sometimes what stops a lawyer (new or old) from starting a solo practice is not fear about knowing the law or finding mentors. It’s about affording to go into practice. Health insurance is a big part of the ‘affordability’ question. It is for all self-employed people. It is for me, too.
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If you are getting ready to study for the bar exam, you likely have your preparation plan all set up including purchasing your bar review program and signing up for the exam. Way to go! But one of the things that many people don’t consider when studying for the bar exam is how to make sure their life is bar preparation ready. This is incredibly important because you want to make studying a priority and eliminate unnecessary distractions and stressors. To make your life easier, here are some things to consider thinking through before the bar season starts.
In the course of discussing opening a solo practice, naturally we got on the topic of insurance. Clearly, much was discussed about errors and omissions insurance, the pros and cons. But when I suggested if money was tight that a new solo was wiser to buy disability insurance instead of life insurance, that’s when the questions started to roll.
Lawyers and law firms struggle to innovate in areas outside of the substantive practice of law. Worse still, most attorneys neither observe nor capitalize on general business trends, even as their competitors are trying to do so. This applies to several categories of business management, certainly, including marketing, where lawyers frequently over worry themselves into […]
Allowing a statute of limitations (SOL) to run on a client matter has always been a common malpractice error and I really don’t see that changing. One would think that with the rise of computerized calendaring systems there would be a decrease in the frequency of these types of errors. Unfortunately, it hasn’t played out that way.
This guest post was written by Michael J. Palumbo. I am so happy Attorney Palumbo reached out to us because he is going to cover a subject nobody wants to discuss – Sales. Yes. That nasty little word no lawyer wants to acknowledge but is critical to the success of your practice. This article is […]
“Yelp is the most commonly used site to search for attorney reviews online—58 percent of respondents in our sample said it was the first place they turn. It’s also the website that 61 percent of users view as the most trustworthy.”
We hide our leadership abilities ‘under a bushel basket’ because we may feel we have no concrete evidence to showcase our leadership skills. We fail to adequately value our own innate talents because we have been out of the legal ‘game’ for a long while. So, how do you find your competencies? This post will help you to do just that.