Will discovery be handled by an algorithm in the Philippines? Divorce lawyers replaced by a drop down menu on LegalZoom? Will there be an army of associates in Wheeling, West Virginia, that can be deployed with a click from one partner in a bunker in Midtown? Will the law jobs of the future be going to the kid who griefed your cabin in Minecraft last night? Read more…..
The narrative currently embraced by everyone in the profession is the predominant reason why consumers don’t engage lawyers is cost. Wrong! In a recent legal needs survey it was determined that cost is not the predominant factor when deciding not to hire a lawyer…even in today’s economy. Surprisingly, the dominant reason consumers are not contacting lawyers is they don’t understand they have a legal problem…..and there are more reasons. Read more…..
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.
Jared D. Correia, Esq. is Law Practice Management Advisor at MassLOMAP (Massachusetts Law Office Management Practice) and will teach the course “Law Practice Management” at Solo Practice University®. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is Law Practice Management Advisor at MassLOMAP (Massachusetts Law Office Management Practice). Prior to joining LOMAP, he was the Publications Attorney for the […]
I posted this little factoid on our Facebook page the other day: “The statistics are unsettling: Approximately 34% of attorneys in private law firm practice are females and only 3% of these women are in a management partnership at the largest 200 law firms. And if women make it to the top, they’ll likely be […]
I’d like to start this piece by asking you a few questions: Is a tree angrier than a shoe? What is the sound of one hand clapping? How many times did the Batmobile catch a flat? How did you do? Was your first reaction to try and think of an answer to these questions? Don’t […]
I just had the most wonderful personal and professional experience attending the ClioCon2014 conference in Chicago and I wanted to let all of you know that should the opportunity present itself and be within your budget, you should make every opportunity to attend relevant legal and legal tech conferences to help you grow your solo/small […]
California recently released an ethics opinion that addresses whether litigators have a duty to know how e-discovery works. Upshot: Yes. It reads in part: Attorney competence related to litigation generally requires, at a minimum, a basic understanding of, and facility with, issues relating to e-discovery, i.e., the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”)… Such competency […]
It’s been a busy month in the legal profession as some would argue the final siege is underway to tear down the walls of the castle holding out the millions of non-lawyers from ‘sort of’ practicing law and allowing the unwashed masses (tongue-in-cheek) and corporations a chance to show everyone they really don’t need a […]
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 […]