I get it. There isn’t much in the way of available down time in a typical attorney’s day. There may be hearings, client appointments, unexpected calls, morning mail, never ending email, a Rotary luncheon, attorney meetings, staff questions, and computer problems. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention a need to also get to the […]
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This post was written by Denise Hedges and has been reprinted with permission. Denise Hedges is a passionate speaker and results-oriented Personal and Business Coach. Denise specializes in working with busy professional women and small business owners who want to be more successful and fulfilled in their careers, while having more time, balance, and joy […]
Today, it is my pleasure to introduce my friend, Elena DuCharme. Elena is a lawyer turned performance coach who works with bar takers (and practicing lawyers) to help figure out what is preventing them from passing the bar exam. And as you might be surprised to know, often it isn’t a lack of knowledge of […]
Most solo lawyers are making a mistake that’s costing them clients and money. It’s not their fault. If you are making this mistake, don’t worry … it can be quickly fixed. The next step in building an awesome bilingual solo practice is to go to your clients. For the non-English speaking community, a lawyer’s office […]
I had lunch on the Embarcadero of San Francisco with an old friend and colleague, a successful New York solo whom I hadn’t seen in a while. He looked every bit the part, in an awesome way: Barney’s suit, Oliver Peoples, gold wedding band. In shape, with just enough cushion to know he’s doing well. […]
In South Carolina, apparently so. Now for those of you reading this you are more than likely using your mobile device or tablet or desktop computer and this blog post was received via the internet to your email address. As a matter of fact, you probably can’t even conceive of not having internet access. In […]
“Bless your soul! You really think you’re in control? Well, I think you’re crazy!” ~ Gnarls Barkley You know what today has been like? *SPLAT!* It’s like my dad used to say, “Some days you’re the windshield. Some days, you’re the bug.” Accepting that today you’re going to be the bug: that’s the hard part. I […]
Vonda K. Vandaveer is an immigration lawyer with a practice based in the Washington, DC area. She will teach a one-hour mini-course called “How to Build a Portable Law Practice” at Solo Practice University®. Vonda K. Vandaveer is admitted to practice law in California and Washington, DC. Her practice is based in the Washington, DC area, […]
As a solo practitioner you are in charge of your success on all levels. Your legal matter tasks are piled upon and among administrative tasks, marketing tasks, and personal development tasks. On any given day you may be juggling tasks from all categories, plus personal errands, family obligations, and more. I hear time and time […]
Legal professional liability insurance underwriters look at the rate of attorney turnover at firms (including solos who hire associates) they are considering underwriting. The reason is that a higher than normal rate of turnover can be a concern. It hints that something might be amiss within the firm. Management, or even the complete lack thereof, […]