What Would You Do With $10,000?

Our sponsor Clio (who has been with us since we opened our doors five years ago) believes in going big or going home.  Last week they received  an $18 million series C round of funding to keep improving Clio and to fuel their overseas expansion.  And they are sharing the wealth with all of you […]

The $75 Disaster

Mistakes piled up one after another as soon as Donna Shelton walked through the door.  In 2011, Shelton had signed a promissory note for a $40,000 loan.  She stopped making payments after one year and was promptly sued by the lender.  She came to attorney Marshall Austin’s office in 2012 with a copy of the […]

How to Prepare for the Bar Exam After Taking a Break

Recently I have been getting a number of emails from folks on how they should go about preparing for the bar exam after taking a break. I feel that this is becoming more and more common as, due to financial concerns, many bar studiers forgo taking the next bar exam and instead seek gainful employment […]

Smart Phones, Smarter Lawyers

It used to be that smartphones were novelties among lawyers. Not so much anymore. You likely can find a whole lot more smartphones than Mont Blanc pens in legal pockets these days. But can it be said with confidence that lawyers really understand their options and risks when it comes to the handy devices? This […]

Today We Turn 5! How Does This Benefit You?

When a business turns five years old, it’s like turning 35 in dog years!  It’s also cause for celebration. We all know the dismal failure rate of new businesses. I knew them, too, before I officially activated the Solo Practice University® site five years ago today. I was so anxious I could barely breathe. But […]

Could the Best Client be Your Worst Nightmare?

It’s easy to find advice about spotting and avoiding bad clients – the ones who know everything, have wildly unreasonable expectations, and have fired three other lawyers before arriving in your office.  Should you also beware of very good clients?  Is it possible for a client to be “too good”?  Yes and yes. North Carolina […]

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