Engagement letters seem to be one of those documents that most attorneys intellectually appreciate the value of but often underutilize. The letter simply isn’t in consistent use day to day and the excuses run the gamut. I often hear “Repeat clients would be offended,” “They take more time than their worth, particularly with flat fee […]
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(This is a three part series. Read: ‘A Profession If You Can Keep It: Part I – Setting the Stage’) How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping the Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It According to Professor Stephen Gillers of NYU School of Law, “[d]evelopments“ external to law practice and the […]
Donna Chesteen will teach a course called eDiscovery for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers. Donna Chesteen, a founding member of The Tech Law Firm, PLLC, is a licensed attorney in both Florida and Mississippi. She has more than two decades of software engineering experience and was a technical leader at Symantec prior to becoming an […]
Oftentimes, rezooming attorneys may want to start out as an associate with a solo or small firm practice because they feel their skills are rusty. This means you will have to sit down and be asked questions. (These questions are great for the solo practitioner interviewing perspective hires, too!). This inevitably leads to that pesky […]
How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping the Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It In late April, I went back to NYU School of Law for Reunion. The proceedings included presentations on hot-button topics for alumni. A “must” for me was the presentation by Stephen Gillers, Elihu Root Professor of […]
Looking back, she can clearly see that it was too good to be true. But when she opened that email message, April Frazier thought the case might be just what she needed to get her practice on track. The prospective client, Eddie Barrington, was seeking Frazier’s help in enforcing a worker’s compensation settlement. Barrington claimed […]
If you are gearing up to study again for the bar exam this next season, you are likely going through the process of determining what went wrong. And perhaps you are finding that your Multistate Bar Exam scores (the multiple choice part of the bar exam) are really bringing you down. Don’t worry; you are […]
Another day, another [insert one] cyber attack, vulnerability, hack, malware, data breach, network insecurity, or other potential compromise to one’s online safety. It’s a war zone out there, and we are the innocent bystanders. Time for the innocent bystanders to form a neighborhood watch. All kidding aside, when you venture online, you risk exposing yourself and your data to compromise. Your […]
LOMAP’s 4th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference is June 5 at Suffolk University Law School (Photo credit: SalFalko) UPDATE: Solo Practice University readers who register for the conference should select the ‘Co-Sponsoring Organization’ rate, in order to access a 33% discount. Also, 2013 and 2014 law school graduates may register for the conference for FREE by […]
When I was a solo I was also a perfectionist. I thought every piece of work I did had to be perfect, and couldn’t leave my desk until it was. I also thought this was a perfect way to run a law practice, but it was not. I was grasping for something that doesn’t exist. […]