What To Do When Your Solo Practice Isn’t a Success…But It Isn’t a Failure, Either

Some days don’t you just feel like all the wind has been let out of your sails. You’ve finally opened the doors to your solo practice, virtual and brick & mortar.  You have everything in place.  You sweated all the small details in spite of the advice not to, lined up your malpractice insurance, built […]

4 ‘Musts’ When Considering A Co-Counsel Relationship

Sometimes co-counsel relationships are formed “on the fly” meaning that there will be no thorough discussion as to who will be responsible for what. This can be disastrous if each attorney assumes the other will meet a critical deadline and as a result a deadline is actually missed. Unfortunately, this situation can get even messier […]

Never Underestimate New Lawyers Who Hang A Shingle

Chicago Katie Kizer and Amanda Graham brushed off a miserable employment market for new law school grads. They hired themselves after graduating last spring from DePaul University College of Law. With summa diplomas, they were qualified for Big Law—just temperamentally unsuited for it. I want to meet these two women. I really do. Katie Kizer and […]

Stop Putting Out Fires. Start Building A Career.

Solo Practice University® is proud to welcome our newest  monthly columnist, Chelsea Callanan, who will be focusing primarily on professional development and the ever-elusive work-life balance. (I personally think it should just be called ‘life’ because who today can honestly separate work from their life? Not me. You say tomato…) Chelsea will be addressing these issues and we’re […]