Justin Key will teach “Probate Practice & Procedure” at Solo Practice University®. He also taught the course, Estate Planning & Practice in the 21st Century. Justin has always focused his practice on helping individuals and families through some of their most difficult times with his skill and experience in estate planning, probate and domestic litigation, […]
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Have you ever met people whose lives seem to be awesome? They have the awesome jobs, money and lives we wish we had. If it weren’t for the kids, the move, the downturn in the market or a myriad of other reasons we would be where they are now? Read more.
You finally finish a client matter.
You believe you did good work and got a good result for your client; but as sometimes happens, you find that the client still owes you quite a bit of money, and on top of that, has stopped making any payments.
You certainly deserve to be paid so what are your options?
For a number of attorneys who find themselves in this situation they make a decision to sue for fees based upon a belief that they did good work and got a good outcome. Of course, post fee suit, none of that will matter to the client. If you do decide to sue for fees based upon the reasons set forth above, don’t be surprised if and when a malpractice counterclaim is filed and things start to get ugly. Seems to me the better approach would be to do all you can to avoid the necessity of ever having to consider suing for fees. With this in mind I offer the following thoughts.
It begins at intake and the best advice I can share is this. Read more….
Ryan McKeen of the McKeen Law Firm is back with us again. This time he shares how he can take on larger matters by creating legal teams for cases on an ‘as needed’ basis.
This is a must-listen to guest lecture because there is a ‘no man’s land’ between being an office of one – you – and growing into having full time staff and permanently increased overhead. Ryan shares smart and highly effective ways to grow and be profitable during the journey through ‘no man’s land’. Listen and learn.
Have you noticed that women lawyers seem to be going solo at a faster rate than their male counterparts? We may start off as associates at Big Law, but we don’t tend to stay there. In fact, less than seventeen percent of female associates ever become equity partners in their firms. Only about four percent make it to the level of managing shareholder. Think you know why that is? Read on….
Our students have asked for it. Now we have it. Confidentially talking one-on-one to an expert in Law Practice Management may just be the difference between your success and your failure as a solo/small firm practitioner. The ability to confidentially discuss a challenge relating to your solo or small firm practice with an expert advisor can save you hours of frustration.
There is one month left until the next bar exam and folks around the country are starting to ask themselves if their preparation plan is working. One common activity that people spend a ton of time doing around this time is listening to video lectures. Why? Well, videos are typically a huge component of large […]
This post might be a story about preserving client property. It could be about spoliation of evidence or the importance of communicating with staff. Or, it might not have any lesson at all and I’m sharing just because it is my favorite claims story. An office refrigerator-freezer can be a scary place. Moldy leftovers, stolen […]
This is the third piece in the Social Media For Lawyers series. For reference, here are the articles on Facebook and LinkedIn. “How could something that limits you to 140 characters be valuable to my career?” “I use Linkedin already so what more could Twitter provide me with?” These are no doubt the questions that […]
2015 is shaping up to be THE year of the legal startup. Angelist.com is flush with more than 720 startups and almost 1,100 investors. In 2013 a stunning $458 million was invested into legal startups, a breathtaking leap from a mere $66 million invested in 2012. But while investment dollars declined in 2014, the startups are proliferating […]