I’ve always been my own guinea pig. I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I would tell my parents I want to experience it myself, make my own decisions. I didn’t want their experiences. I wanted the excitement of experiencing for myself what would happen, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I [...]
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A belated Happy New Year to all of you. Now that we’re a few weeks into 2012, hopefully you’ve all settled into a routine and you’re holding fast to those resolutions you set for yourselves. As a February Bar Exam taker with a full time job I find routine to be crucial. When I studied [...]
Nov 22, 2011 in Inspiration
Yesterday I had an incredible conversation with two legal innovators from the academic world who absolutely blew me away with their vision and how they are quite possibly already changing the face of legal education across the world. Yes, across the world because their project partners include law schools not only in the United States [...]
(Update: Victoria Pynchon has continued this conversation in her popular Forbes column in a post called ‘Occupy Law School at Solo Practice University‘) To succeed in this environment, graduates will need entrepreneurial skills, management ability and some expertise in landing clients. They will need to know less about Contracts and more about contracts. “Where do [...]
Nov 14, 2011 in Inspiration
For years now I have received a newsletter by Denise Hedges and Barbara Mercer. I just love the way they write, their topic matter, and the inspiration they provide. This past week they sent out their newsletter offering an article about geese and why they thrive. It seemed so appropriate for the solo practitioner, their [...]
One year ago today, with great excitement and much trepidation, I launched Rachel Rodgers Law Office (though I’m not even sure it had a name yet). So today, to celebrate with all of you, I want to do a couple of things. First, I want to tell you the things I wish I had known on that official launch day, so that hopefully it will help those of you who will be starting your own solo practices soon. Second, I want to tell you the things I’m glad I knew and did, also in the hopes that it will help soon-to-be-solos. Lastly, I want to encourage you to get past your fear and allow your own wildest dreams to come to fruition.
(This is a little long but I hope you’ll find it worthwhile) In a recent article entitled “Startup Generation Ready to Fix Economy” we are learning that today’s millennial is not only not a slacker but those who are taking their job security into their own hands is increasing exponentially. Forty percent of those in [...]
Anywhere. Everywhere. That’s Where You’ll Find Me. When I was first considering solo practice, one of my main struggles was choosing a location. At the time, I lived in the New York City area but my husband and I had been talking about moving to a warmer climate for some time. Couple that with my [...]
Seriously. I have some major badass catfish who keep me on my toes as I build Solo Practice University®. You should too. Let me explain. This past winter I started pacing the floor about something I saw happening and started to wonder how it would impact an idea I was contemplating for Solo Practice University®. [...]
Apr 4, 2011 in Inspiration
Webster’s defines courage as ‘mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger, or hardship.” It implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty. Courage can be developed. But it cannot be nurtured in an environment that eliminates all risks, all difficulty, all dangers. It takes considerable courage to work [...]