(While this post is geared towards a firm of more than one attorney, there are some points every solo should take note of.) What happens in your firm if there is a hit on a conflict search? Hopefully the conflict concern is immediately brought to the attention of the intake attorney. In firms that routinely […]
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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 […]
“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 […]
It is hard to believe that I am already working with students for the July bar exam. When I talk to my students about each part of the written portion of the test, I hear myself making one statement over and over again, “You must think like the bar exam grader.” As you likely know, […]
This happens more than you know. In the process of planning for a solo practice, building their web presence, letting people know they are going solo, the lawyer gets a job offer she simply can’t decline. Unusual? Not at all. I’ll explain. When you embark on starting a solo practice you are consciously reframing your own attitude about what […]
Last month I attended a new type of conference created by Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan called Catapult2013. I have to admit I originally agreed to be a speaker because I hadn’t been to San Francisco in decades and it was a good excuse to see an old college friend. I’d lost faith in conferences a long time […]
In an increasingly global marketplace, legal professionals possessing bilingual abilities are more and more in demand, as law firms are looking to meet the needs of their customers. As the population of non-English speakers in the United States continues to grow, hiring bilingual employees becomes important in meeting the unique language needs of clients seeking […]
When I read Professor Muller’s blog post that Susan referred to in Why Law School Professor’s Rankings Are Worse Than USNWR, from April 16, 2013, I decided to add my two-cents worth to the conversation. In 2003, I was working as in-house IP counsel for a large multinational manufacturing company. We were selling some companies, […]
This post was written by Scott Morgan. Scott Morgan is a board certified Texas family law attorney and founder of the Morgan Law Firm which has offices in Houston, Austin and Sugar Land. He blogs on Texas divorce and family law issues here. When he is not practicing family law or obsessing over search engine […]
Is there a website domain name that you wish you could get your hands on for your law firm? Have you wondered how to do it? Perhaps someone owns it, but they don’t actually have a website up. That’s the situation I found myself in. The owner had a multi-year registration, but hadn’t posted a […]