This post follows up 80% of Americans Can’t Afford Your Legal Fees. And to underscore the gravity of the first post, this recent article came home to drop the boom on the global economy overall. Yes, while the rest of the 99% of the world saw just a mere five percent of the post-recession income […]
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My first post of 2015 I’m calling ‘Let Go and Believe.’ It is often an inability to ‘let go’ of preconceived beliefs, insecurities and ideas about ourselves and others that stand in the way of rezooming . There is no better time of the year to address letting go and rezooming your legal career than […]
Quite simply, this is a mind-blowing guest lecture from one of our most thought-provoking faculty, Deborah Gonzalez. This guest lecture exposes the deep and dark underbelly of the online world, the full, often-ignored exposure you have when you not only conduct business online, but are online for pleasure. This jam-packed two part guest lecture will […]
(Update: 1/27/15) This article shows the tremendous income inequality in each state. (Update: 1/25/15) This article should help you understand how the distribution of wealth is changing the concept of family. Therefore, you should change how you target your marketing – Middle Class Shrinks Furthers As More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up.) (Update: This […]
‘Tis the season for bar exam studying. If you got bad bar exam news or you are studying for the first time, it is possible your holiday season seems to be full of outlines and lectures rather than gifts and wrapping paper. Instead of going to holiday parties, you might be scratching your head and […]
The holidays are upon us and soon we’ll be launching the New Year. How many of you are vowing to yourself to get client work done more promptly in 2015? Many lawyers struggle with that issue. So many, in fact, that the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct specifically address the issue. Rule 1.3 provides […]
I had the pleasure of finally meeting Ernie Svenson (after years of ‘knowing’ him online) and today Ernie is going to talk about the virtues, professionally and financially, of going paperless and how he did it. Frankly, anyone starting a practice today should be paperless from the start and everything done to grow the practice […]
Last night, as the latest breaking news and everyone’s opinion on it filled up my Twitter and Facebook feeds, I ran across this post from a friend of mine from law school: “Congrats to everyone who graduated from University of Facebook School of Law last night…..” … and LOLed so hard I almost spit out […]
So, you’re a solo and your practice is growing. But, not so much that you can afford to hire a full fledged associate to help with the work overload. You don’t want to turn down work, because you need the revenue, but you don’t want to take on more work than you can handle by […]
I continue to be surprised at the number of times I have visited a solo practice and found that complete oversight of client property has been turned over to an employee. More often than not, this individual has been employed by the attorney for years and is always viewed as someone worthy of a high […]