Solos always need tools to get ahead. The most obvious tool to help you do that is actually inside your head. You just need some training to understand it, and use it to your best advantage. The training is mindfulness training. Every few days another article on the benefits of mindfulness hits the news. In […]
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There is nothing easy about informing your client that you’ve made a mistake. It can be tempting to put off the difficult conversation in hopes that something will change or somehow the mistake will go away. Unfortunately, things are not likely to get better, and delay will only compound the problem. After contacting your malpractice […]
“Duh! Tell me something I don’t already know,” you might have said to yourself when you read this headline. I’m sure you already have some kind of list on your desk, on your computer, or on your mobile device right now. And yet, I frequently find myself coaching lawyers about creating and reviewing lists to […]
I have always felt that my law school education missed one key component. There was never a course on how to manage the business side of a law practice. Oh yes, I do know that now-a-days a number of law schools have developed a basic business class. I’ve actually been a guest lecturer in these […]
There are so many articles and presentations out there on the topic of social media for lawyers. However, most of the content you come across is about how to create a Facebook Business Page. I am going to assume that you can figure this out on your own or have read a tutorial on it […]
In September I attended the Clio Conference with Solo Practice University faculty member, Suzanne Meehle. We went in two days early to walk Chicago and walk we did! We must have put in fourteen or fifteen hours pounding the pavement and loving every minute of it. During that time she developed a nasty blister on […]
At this point in the year, folks are getting good and bad news from the bar examiners. If you got bad news and you are getting ready to study again, I would encourage you to think critically about one thing: how to make the most of your study time. Why is this so important? First, […]
In a recent episode of The Good Wife (the story of Alicia Florrick, a ReZooming lawyer who works up the ranks as first a returning lawyer, then associate, then partner, eventually ditches that firm to start her own with a former colleague and then brings over a named partner from the firm Alicia originally left […]
Our guest speaker today has a biography which simply does not do him justice. Joe Donnini is the founder of Legal Value Firm, a name you are going to be hearing a lot more of because here is a lawyer, entrepreneur and one very, very smart law school adjunct professor who has finally pieced together […]
The past few weeks, my phone has not stopped ringing. I mean that almost literally. It has been hard for my staff to get work done, we’ve had so many calls. I’m actually thinking of making my part-time assistant a full-time offer. Nothing major has changed in the past few weeks. Except for the videos. […]