Six Essential Traits of the Successful Legal Solopreneur

Sometimes lawyers in solo practices get so focused on honing their legal skills that they don’t recognize themselves as entrepreneurs. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”  A solo lawyer has to be a solopreneur piloting the enterprise while also producing the […]

Being a Lawyer Is Not Worth Sacrificing Your Life

A few month’s ago I connected with a lovely and determined woman from Stetson University, Cynthia Clark.  She has committed herself to creating the Stetson Law Solo and Small Firm Society. She has had her challenges with the school administration which I won’t detail because ultimately she is garnering a lot of interest in what she […]

A Note to the Newly-Minted Lawyer

Dear Law School Graduate, Congratulations! You just finished what seemed impossible three-and-a-half short years ago as you sat in your first Contracts class thinking you might die if your professor actually called on you. You finished. And now, as you prepare for what seems like an even more insurmountable challenge – passing the bar exam […]

Faculty Announcement – Trippe Fried – Outsourced General Counsel

Trippe Fried will teach a course called “Outsourced General Counsel” at Solo Practice University®. Trippe Fried has been a practicing attorney for seventeen years. He works exclusively with entrepreneurs and businesses and often as an outsourced general counsel. Trippe functions both as part of the management team assessing and addressing potential risks and as the […]

Everyone Has a Story. What’s Yours?

Everyone Has A Story As rezoomers we are often reticent to tell ‘our stories’. Why didn’t we practice law? Why did we practice and leave? Was it that we couldn’t find a job or we found a job in another sector?  Did we stay at home to raise a family?  Did the road we chose just take […]

Are You Having Relations With Your Clients? – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

Well, it got your attention didn’t it? The broader question is how do you effectively communicate with your clients before, during and after representation.  This is a huge area to cover from a marketing perspective, your ethical obligations, and technological challenges.  It’s even bigger when you consider you are a solo/small firm practitioner. But Jared and […]

What If?

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” John Greenleaf Whittier,     Maud Muller – Pamphlet What if you didn’t have a mountain of student loan debt? What if you didn’t have to worry about what all your lawyer friends thought about you? What if you never had […]