Confidence and the Rezoomer

As we wrap up 2014, have you moved forward on your plans to rezoom the practice of law?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Move forward and regain your career.  It is your choice and your choice alone. As I was thinking about this month’s New Year’s column, I came across a quote I thought […]

Why You Have To Sweat the Small Stuff

Attorney Jane Brooks* has a successful solo practice and enjoys a great reputation in her community.  In more than thirty years of practice, she had never had a malpractice claim.  That changed with one real estate matter.  Her story is a reminder that a minor mistake can have huge consequences and that the devil truly […]

Madam Secretary. An Example of Successful Rezooming

At the risk of seeming to spend every Sunday night in front of the TV, this month I am commenting on the new TV hit Madam Secretary, (MS). It explores three important struggles we rezoomers can face. If you haven’t watched Madam Secretary yet, you should. It is about a secret service professional who opts out of her government career to […]

21 Pieces of Advice for Every (New) Lawyer

When I started in practice back in 1982, I regularly received tips and advice from more experienced attorneys. Sometimes I asked, but very often it was unsolicited. I was generally receptive to this, though often skeptical about whether they really knew how things were now. After all, some of these attorneys had been practicing for […]

We’ve Got Blowback: The 5 Dumbest Things New Solos Do

It seems Lee Rosen hasn’t lost his touch as his provocative post The 5 Dumbest Things New Solos Do generated a lot of blowback when I posted it to a LinkedIn Group I frequent.  (Feel free to join Solo Practitioners Forum). The biggest issue was whether or not to get malpractice insurance immediately upon getting […]