When I first came to ALPS I was surprised to learn that we do have firms, who after reporting a claim, are unable to provide a copy of the subject file. Believe it or not, they didn’t keep it. While the reasons vary, generally we find that the attorney or firm simply didn’t think that […]
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In Reality Check Part 1: In 2014 Your Clients Won’t Be Able to Afford Your Services, we discussed the state of your clients’ income and why they won’t necessarily be able to afford your services. But telling you what they can’t afford isn’t going to help your legal business in 2014 and beyond. We also […]
It is 2014 and this month the Rezooming Attorney post will address New Year’s Resolutions for the Rezooming Attorney!! If you fit the template sit down, grab a coffee or tea and get ready to find out about the 5 Ways to Resolve Rezooming Roadblocks and have more success in 2014. The Five Fool-Proof Methods […]
Oftentimes we think those who have ‘made it’ have some magical powers, lots of influential friends, and hidden stores of gold to help them through the tough times. Seldom, if ever, is this the case. I did find this placard. It is as good a basis as any to help you muscle through the challenges […]
It is my pleasure to welcome Elena DuCharme back to continue our dialogue on mindset and the bar exam. Elena is a lawyer turned performance coach who works with bar studiers to help them conquer fear and anxiety and find bar exam success. You and I both agree that mindset is a very important part of […]
The holidays are upon us and this has been an amazing year. I’m sure you all have stories to tell, too, both uplifting and maybe not so uplifting. We do hope that Solo Practice University is part of the former as we strive to provide meaningful education, connection, and inspiration as you work on creating […]
As the holidays are upon us, it is a great time to think about how you actually spend your time. Is it productive, exhausting, scattered? How do you want to kick off the New Year? Do you want to repeat the habits of 2013? If you’ve done well, go for it. If not, you might […]
This year is almost over. As you think about next year, do you have things you want to do differently? Have you started contemplating your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Do you notice some of the same items on your list that you had last year? Perhaps you are a victim of “the power of habit.” […]
(This is a very lengthy post filled with a lot of information and a lot of very worthwhile links to read. Read it when you have some time, and please do share your thoughts.) President John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things.” You can’t change reality, so you need to face it head on. It […]
When exactly does a new lawyer quit being a ‘new’ lawyer? One of the biggest fears most of us have about hanging a shingle right out of law school is that we are too new, too untested. We’re going to screw it up. Better get a ‘safe’ BigLaw job and get some experience and mentoring […]