You’re in business. You’re doing pretty well. But the restlessness sets in because your practice has become somewhat routine and is flowing smoothly. Yet there is an itch to do more, something, anything different. The dilemma is this itch is aching to be scratched. You’re practice doesn’t feel like it’s enough. What do you do?
Unless you are actively looking for non-English speaking communities you may not even realize to the extent they are present in your area. These are families that experience marriage and custody issues, these are workers that have employment and injury-related issues, and these are entrepreneurs that have business formation needs. In fact, due to language barriers, more trivial matters such as traffic tickets and ordinance violations are areas of concern for them as well. But you don’t speak (fill in any language). Learn how to tap these communities even if you don’t speak their language.
Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, hope and overall excitement about the possibilities that lie ahead. And we’re all about the possibilities for finally being your own boss. We’re celebrating ‘Spring into Solo Practice’ with $127 monthly tuition now through May 2, 2016. Yes, you read that right.
Our birthday celebration last month was so successful we’d like to pave the way for even more lawyers who want build their solo/small firm practices. Now through May 2, 2016, we will be reducing our first month’s tuition to $127, Isn’t it time you enrolled?
If you’ve been putting off enrolling because you thought you couldn’t afford this great education, do not miss this opportunity. Repeat. Do not miss this opportunity. It won’t come around, again. This offer ends tonight, March 21, 2016 at 12:00 midnight EDT. (New or returning students only).
We get the challenges you face. It’s not easy but it also doesn’t have to be harder than it should be. We are here to guide you, support you, inspire you and help you jump the hurdles to becoming (and continuing to be) your own boss. Our goal is to shorten your learning curve, whether it’s opening your own practice, changing your practice area, and connecting you with mentors and others on the same journey. That’s why, as we continue our birthday celebration, we are offering group coaching free when you enroll at any level.
It’s incredible to us that what started as a dream has now been, from day one, a successful reality for seven years and going strong. But as with anything, it truly takes a village and we’ve had an outstanding community of faculty, columnists, guest lecturers, students, readers, sponsors, and a very classy, devoted team. We know we couldn’t have done half of what we’ve done without all of you. You have our deepest heartfelt appreciation.
So, in what has proven to be a birthday tradition, we have a fabulous gift for you and the lawyers and law students in your life.
What happens when we are quiet about those things we should question? We become unwittingly complicit. And what happens when companies not bound by professional rules of conduct who are heavily financed, entice those who are starved for clients? Potential trouble. Are you getting into trouble and not realizing it?
In my previous column, I discussed how cyber liability is a serious risk management issue for lawyers, given our Rule 1.6 duty to maintain the confidentiality of client information. Given the high profile cyber attacks against Target, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the United States Government, and the Ashley Madison website; many law firms may believe they are not big enough to be a target, or they don’t have data that cyber criminals would find attractive. These law firms would be wrong on both counts.