You want to be that remote lawyer, the one who had an office in downtown Boston when the Marathon bombings rocked our world but didn’t have to miss a day of work because she had full access to her entire desktop from a remote location. You want to be that lawyer who can conduct business […]
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(Let me preface this rezooming post as one which appears to be ‘female focused’. It does involve a discussion of women’s issues and how they may impact/assist rezooming our legal careers. For my male readers, however, please read between the lines. Anyone can rezoom their career by using these helpful tips. Although the book discussed […]
For an increasing number of Americans, 50 is the new 20, a time to decide what they want to do with the rest of their life. Many of them are deciding to start their own business. In fact, “encore entrepreneurs” are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. A 2010 survey by the Kauffman […]
Although the next bar exam is months away, there are some bar exam takers who are already starting to think about it—those of you who are planning on working while studying. It isn’t a surprise to anyone that it is easier to study for the bar exam full time, rather than balance studying and working. […]
So maybe you have heard that curiosity killed the cat – but should the fate of an unknown feline scare us off from embracing this important characteristic in our own careers? Most lawyers I know are uncomfortable with bringing curiosity into their professional development and approach to business. In stark contrast, entrepreneurs in my network […]
This post was written by Barbara Mencer and has been reprinted with permission. Barbara Mencer is the Founder of the Business Breakthrough Institute. Over the past 25 years, Barbara has served as a strategic director of business development and marketing in professional service companies. She has served as a consultant, coach, and trainer to non-profit […]
Bruce Cameron, who has been a student at Solo Practice University since we opened our doors more than four years ago, graduated from law school in 2007, a former software engineer/biomedical researcher. He is the author of Rurallawyer.com, twice named among Minnesota’s Top 25 blogs, an ABA Legal Rebel and the go-to guy on rural […]
It’s summer. It’s hot. If you’re not soon leaving on vacation, then you deserve at least a little break from the daily grind. You might find a little diversion in reviewing some of the client misconceptions about their cases that other lawyers have reported. If you are a new lawyer, perhaps this information can help […]
(Update: Dr. Thomas Duplinsky has dug his heels in and does not understand he is the one who loses on all counts. We’ve now moved on to another dentist and we will never be able to refer him another client in good conscience.) Unfortunately, all professionals, doctors, lawyers, accountants, will tend to undervalue good client […]
I first met Tyler Coulson in April, 2013 when we both spoke at Catapult2013 in San Francisco. He is both smart and funny but most interesting to me is here is a man who went the BigLaw route, left voluntarily after 2 1/2 years and then in March, 2011 embarked on an 8 month walk-a-thon […]