Solo Practice University Turns 7. First Month’s Tuition – $77 (Say, ‘What’?)

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.

Protection Of Law Firm And Client Data Must Be Intentional (Part 2)

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.

A Primer on Business and Trust Accounting for Solo/Small Firms

If you’re a lawyer and clients give you money you must have a system in place for maintaining and properly recording all transactions related to the funds now in your possession. There are absolutely no excuses for not having a system in place. It is required. Here is a primer to help you either get started or make sure the way you are currently managing your clients’ monies entrusted to you are handled ethically.

‘Amaze’-ing Facts You Didn’t Know That Drive Traffic to Legal Websites

The number of people going to the web first before asking for a recommendation from someone they trust is increasing. Once they are online searching they continue to do their research before they decide who to call. Your website may not be doing you any favors if it’s not been optimized to work properly by 2015 standards. Find out how you can improve your website before it ceases to function for you in any meaningful way.

What If Your Paralegal Lived Inside Your Computer?

In a perfect world having your paralegal live inside your computer would be ideal. You wouldn’t worry whether you were doing your work at your office desktop, laptop in the courthouse, or smartphone connected to wifi while jetting around the globe because you’d have access to these very important skills needed to run your office at your fingertips. You wouldn’t have to worry about the time of day, whether or not your paralegal is on vacation, out to lunch or home sick. He’d be right with you living in your computer.

Well, the world just got a little more perfect

The Additional Worry Solos Have And How To Get It Under Control

I have to admit it. I’m a worrier. I worry about my family, my mother, my husband and son. I worry about the economy and people and animals, the future of our country, the food supply. I worry about income and retirement and health. I worry. I worry about many things, some within my control and some not. But when you open a solo practice you take on a whole other set of worries. We discuss the number one biggest worry and how to handle it.

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