At the risk of seeming to spend every Sunday night in front of the TV, this month I am commenting on the new TV hit Madam Secretary, (MS). It explores three important struggles we rezoomers can face. If you haven’t watched Madam Secretary yet, you should. It is about a secret service professional who opts out of her government career to […]
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I’d like to start this piece by asking you a few questions: Is a tree angrier than a shoe? What is the sound of one hand clapping? How many times did the Batmobile catch a flat? How did you do? Was your first reaction to try and think of an answer to these questions? Don’t […]
Last May, Clio ran a #Clioday contest asking lawyers how they used the time they saved because of Clio law practice management solutions. After much fanfare, a winner was picked. Haley Austin. I watched her video (which her daughter filmed and edited and you can see below) and really wanted to do a guest lecture […]
When I started in practice back in 1982, I regularly received tips and advice from more experienced attorneys. Sometimes I asked, but very often it was unsolicited. I was generally receptive to this, though often skeptical about whether they really knew how things were now. After all, some of these attorneys had been practicing for […]
Joe Donnini is an experienced attorney, entrepreneur, educator, and business consultant. He will teach a course called “Franchise Law“. Having a diverse background has positioned Joe to gain perspective in multiple industries on many matters. Joe has assisted clients in key areas of business creation, development, operations, and finance. But you can learn more about […]
Oftentimes, when we discuss social media it is in the context of how every lawyer should be using it for marketing. Not this time. Today we have Omar Ha-Redeye (who also teaches a course at Solo Practice University) discussing social media in the context of the legal process. Let’s face it, if you don’t know […]
It seems Lee Rosen hasn’t lost his touch as his provocative post The 5 Dumbest Things New Solos Do generated a lot of blowback when I posted it to a LinkedIn Group I frequent. (Feel free to join Solo Practitioners Forum). The biggest issue was whether or not to get malpractice insurance immediately upon getting […]
We’re thrilled to have Lee Rosen pen a guest post every now and then for our Solo Practice University blog. Whether he’s in Bulgaria, Hong Kong or the remote hinterlands, he stays fully connected, practicing law and sharing his very worthwhile no-holds-barred advice. Here’s your first dose of Rosen-isms. When you go out on your […]
Solos always need tools to get ahead. The most obvious tool to help you do that is actually inside your head. You just need some training to understand it, and use it to your best advantage. The training is mindfulness training. Every few days another article on the benefits of mindfulness hits the news. In […]
There is nothing easy about informing your client that you’ve made a mistake. It can be tempting to put off the difficult conversation in hopes that something will change or somehow the mistake will go away. Unfortunately, things are not likely to get better, and delay will only compound the problem. After contacting your malpractice […]