As a rezooming attorney, interviewing with a prospective firm can be daunting. How can you make a memorable impression? What can you say that will be relevant when asked, “So what have you been doing for the past (2, 5, 10) years?” What you don’t want to do is give a laundry list of things […]
The decision to go out on your own is a personal and important one. Too often, lawyers and recent law grads forget that it should be a strategic one, for the decision to practice for oneself will help define your legal career. Read more….
Ryan McKeen of the McKeen Law Firm is back with us again. This time he shares how he can take on larger matters by creating legal teams for cases on an ‘as needed’ basis.
This is a must-listen to guest lecture because there is a ‘no man’s land’ between being an office of one – you – and growing into having full time staff and permanently increased overhead. Ryan shares smart and highly effective ways to grow and be profitable during the journey through ‘no man’s land’. Listen and learn.
(We’re excited to introduce our newest columnist, Haley Austin, a real Second Career Ninja who will share her experiences starting law school a little later in life, the challenges and the differences when you go solo after already having a foot in the working world…or in her case, both feet stomping!) The decision to go […]
When I first started consulting many years ago, one of my first clients was a lawyer debating going solo after realizing he could earn far more on his own than trying to become a partner in the firm where he worked. In order to get a raise he would have had to triple his earnings […]
Our guest speaker today has a biography which simply does not do him justice. Joe Donnini is the founder of Legal Value Firm, a name you are going to be hearing a lot more of because here is a lawyer, entrepreneur and one very, very smart law school adjunct professor who has finally pieced together […]
We’re very pleased to announce our newest columnist, Joleena Louis, a solo practitioner practicing matrimonial law in New York. Joleena has some great experiences to share about going solo in 2014 and she’ll be sharing them with you. Sometimes you just know. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut and go for it. By […]
I launched my solo practice in personal injury law six years ago and, looking back, I realize now that I was very fortunate to possess one key interest: marketing. I love it! But I suppose that was preordained because my father owned a car dealership and, from a very young age, I learned the importance […]
Over the past year I have fallen in love with long-distance running. Specifically, the half marathon distance, 13.1 miles. Since last March, I’ve trained for and run 4 half marathons and an overnight relay with a comparable total distance. That sounds crazy, even to me. But the fact is, this whole racing thing started with […]
I am a big fan of monthly retainers. For six months to a year (depending on what was agreed to in our engagement letter) my firm is guaranteed income from that client. In exchange, that client is guaranteed whatever services it needs from our firm up to but not including litigation services. Need us for […]