All of the ghosts and goblins of Halloween are behind us and the time is here for us to address the rezoomers ‘inner demons’ that keep us small. Rezoomers often wonder if anyone will want to hear what they have to say or want what they have to offer. We have been out of the […]
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(You can read all of Barry’s fantastic posts here, including his seven part series on Evolutions of a Solo Practice.) Have you ever been involved in a case that should be settled but isn’t? Many times the reason for this is…one side or the other (or both) are not in a “proper” fee arrangement with […]
Ever wonder how a solo can represent like the Big Dogs? We asked Carolyn Elefant, a sole practitioner who is currently working on a potentially precedent setting case which even she admits would not have been possible just seven or eight years ago. The reason it’s now doable is the ability of the solo to […]
This is no Halloween Trick. It’s a Treat. I promise. I was recently at an event where the speaker was talking about how we learn and retain information. He was showing us a video of a “Memory Champion,” someone who competes at the USA Memory Championship. I hadn’t heard about this before, so, of course, […]
This post was written by Denise Hedges and has been reprinted with permission. Denise Hedges is a passionate speaker and results-oriented Personal and Business Coach. Denise specializes in working with busy professional women and small business owners who want to be more successful and fulfilled in their careers, while having more time, balance, and joy […]
Will Bachand is a patent attorney in Arizona. He will be teaching a course called Profitable Patent Practice at Solo Practice University®. View Syllabus Background: My career began as a Carnegie-Mellon graduate designing aerospace electronics. Then at a mid-point I completed law school and began practicing patent law for electronics, software, and telecommunications companies. I’ve […]
This is a delicate question for legal rezoomers who are on a quest to begin or begin again in the legal field to ask themselves. It is not Have We Been Missed but Would We Be Missed? If you don’t rezoom, would those looking or waiting for your unique brand of help miss you? Often […]
Given we are now entering the ‘holiday’ season, I have a confession to make: I suffer from anxiety and depression. But you could have guessed that from reading my bio. After all, I’m a lawyer. According to the ABA, lawyers suffer from disproportionately high rates of depression compared to “normal” people: about 19 percent of lawyers […]
I suspect it would come as no surprise to learn that many of the files that come our way after a malpractice claim has been reported are somewhat lacking when it comes to thorough documentation. If we had found in the file what should have been there, a number of claims might have been resolved […]
A lawyer client recently posed a question to me about obtaining professional liability insurance. She practiced in a larger firm, and now she wants to start her own solo practice. Solos face some unique issues in obtaining insurance and making disaster contingency plans. Some legal malpractice carriers require a solo to designate an attorney who […]