Law is not a profession which admits the function and value of feelings. Our training teaches us to expunge them from our minds and our work. But as human beings we ignore our feelings at risk to our overall well-being. What do you do?
My father was a huge supporter of my dream to build Solo Practice University. My biggest fan. A little over two months ago, my Dad died suddenly from a (undiagnosed) burst aortic aneurysm. He died just 13 days shy of his 83rd birthday. It doesn’t feel right not to share some words which will remain in the digital ether forever, especially on this first father’s day without his physical presence.
I’ve been blogging for 7 years, first under Build A Solo Practice, LLC, and then moved over to Solo Practice University five and a half years go. We’ve been in the ABA Blawg 100 several times over the last seven years and we enjoy the recognition although it’s not our raison d’etre. This year I’m […]
Last year when I received an invitation from the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession to contribute to their newest book The Road to Independence with words about my journey to starting my own law firm, I was excited and thought it was an interesting concept. I especially appreciated it was focused on the […]
This was written by Attorney Frank Guertin, a North Branford, CT practitioner who has no website I can find. He is not on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook :-) He has been a columnist for the Tototoket times writing ‘Let’s Be Frank’ for as along as I can remember – a maximum 10 page local paper, […]
Whenever I get an unexpected and unsolicited e-mail from a student at Solo Practice University providing feedback about their experience, it’s like the best sugar rush from the finest chocolate. I can’t help but smile. I share it with Dave Carson and we’re even more motivated to continue to work on improving SPU.
This e-mail came in last night and it is reprinted with permission. I think it speaks for itself:
Let’s face it, everything is about education and life-long learning. It is celebrating those who impart knowledge tirelessly in that more structured environment, the one which dispenses degrees. It’s all about the teachers.
But it also embraces, in my opinion, the accidental educator. Who is the accidental educator?