For the majority, what is happening to us at this moment in our history is a story that we will tell over and over as we discuss job losses, foreclosures, bankruptcies, inflated food costs, health care and more as we watch the impact of a schizophrenic ‘economy’ happening to our neighbors and friends and maybe [...]
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Based on the fact that solos need to market more and considering the way that potential clients look for service professionals nowadays, the e-book is a logical choice for solos. Writing an e-book provides a solo with an opportunity to display their expertise and build credibility (i.e., credential building) as well as an opportunity to share something of value with their clients and potential clients (i.e., staying top of mind).
Jun 1, 2011 in Solo & Small Firm Practice
Disclaimer: If you have problems managing money, then this post isn’t for you. But if you are disciplined and don’t spend what you don’t have, then read this post and then please add to the discussion in the comments. I know. Strange title. Having cash is always good. However, using cash to buy what you [...]
Today both solos and big firms save on overhead by using fewer, and sometimes less skilled, administrative assistants, which increases the need for lawyers to type more.
Judy Young is a talented and accomplished corporate law attorney with tested expertise in commercial transactions, intellectual property contracts, commercial and business litigation, licensing and distribution, labor and employment law, negotiation, arbitration, dispute resolution, and other fields directly relevant to her counsel for the winery and hospitality industries. Judy and I discussed her journey since [...]
Solo Re-Zooming We are very excited to be introducing a new monthly columnist, Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, who will be speaking to many of you out there – the Solo Re-Zoomer – the lawyer who took a break to raise kids and is now coming back into the legal work force as a solo. Debra is [...]
“The hierarchy of the State Bar is not at all concerned with solos.” “The truth is that the [state bar] is just not relevant to the majority of …lawyers.” “Solos have been left out.” “The ABA doesn’t do anything for solo and small firm lawyers.” “Solos have a tight operating budget and I haven’t seen [...]
Obviously, attorneys have had some bad experiences with the free consultation. Yet, some of the most respected solo practice authorities, such as Jay Foonberg, highly recommend that solos offer free consultations. Others say solos should never offer free consultations. Still others say it depends. To further murk up the waters, I’ll share my experiences with (and without) the free consultation offer.