October Classes….and More!

October is over, the Halloween candy is being consumed and we are heading into the season of thanks.  There is much to be thankful for with some more great new classes under our belt, including two terrific guest lectures.  The first is already posted from Kelly Phillips Erb, aka Taxgirl discussing the benefits and issues surrounding operating out of a home office. The second is coming up November 9th by Clio founder Jack NewtonHow to Avoid Malpractice, Ethics, and Trust Account-Related Issues with Practice Management Software.” You can’t afford to miss these lectures.  They are free but the information they provide is priceless.

Upcoming SPU Events

Going to be in New York City on on Sunday, November 7th? The  SPU/MyShingle Meetup is taking place starting at 5pm at RARE Bar and Grill 152 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. Should be lots of fun!  Great networking opportunity and we’d love to meet you!  If you can make it, drop me an e-mail at susan(at)solopracticeuniversity.com.  Everyone is welcome to join us!


We also want to give a heartfelt shout out to a tireless faculty who just keep delivering amazing lecture after lecture to help law students and colleagues benefit from their experiences.  Also, a special ‘thank you’ to the prolific Chuck Newton who has has created an impressive body of work within the SPU community on his SPU exclusive instructional blog Jiffy Lube Law.  His commitment to helping new lawyers is deeply appreciated.

Now onto…

Recent Classes

In Creating Online Video for Attorneys Gerry Oginski discussed Do You Need Professional Equipment to Create Attorney Video? and Uh Oh-I Just Posted to YouTube and Forgot Something!

Marketing Your Freelance Lawyering Services was the topic of Class 6 of Freelance Lawyering 101 by Kimberly Alderman

LawBiz Management is always a great source of information, and Ed Poll didn’t disappoint this month, with classes on Alternative Billing, What If You Lost Your Largest Client, The Bonus and Being Assured Of Payment

Mark Merenda interviews solo attorney Kimberly Lee of Indian Wells, California for Marketing for Lawyers

Another interview to check out is at Entertainment Law, Interview with Gano Lemoine, from Gordon Firemark

Class 16 of Introduction to Products Liability Litigation covers Litigation Pretrial Issues, thanks to Craig Niedenthal

Elizabeth Granoff has Lesson 2 in I’ve Been Grieved. Now What?  Stress in the Legal Profession This is a very important topic in that stress can lead to poor decisions which can lead to grievances and malpractice claims.

Meet-up in Second Life is the latest from Stephanie Kimbro inVirtual Law Practice.  In addition, Stephanie’s new book ‘Virtual Law Practice‘ is now available in our Co-Op.  If you are a student you enjoy a significant discount on this must have book.

Trippe Fried gives us Lesson 7 of Business Law, Multijurisdictional Operations and this is what student’s are saying, “

Great class! Answered all my questions about what to do with clients that are operating out of state or clients that are in states in which I’m not licensed.

Also, quick and dirty review of personal jurisdiction was great to hear from a practical perspective.

Thanks, Trippe!

Rachel Rodgers

This was a very informative class Trippe and very applicable to solo practitioners who represent businesses…. Awesome class!

Judy Young

Preparing the Case for Trial is the topic of Lesson 2 in the Child Custody classroom from Katherine Frye.  It doesn’t end there. Katherine has uploaded numerous valuable documents and forms to assist in this class.

Chris Hill discussed Green Building- Risks and Rewards in Class 14 of Construction Practice 101

Session 16 of Creating A Social Security Disability Practice is about Post Hearing Work from Jonathan Ginsberg

Most Talked About Posts

Check out the most popular posts from SPU:

Follow Up Case Study #2 – Do You Fire a Client to Save Your Practice (and Sanity)?

Debra Bruce discusses Expanding Into a New Practice Area in her monthly SPU column.

Great information and discussion on the topic of pricing and service: Don’t Nickel and Dime Your Clients. Just Don’t.

Always good to see the story of someone who’s been there and done that. Check out Meet Savvy Solo Marc G. Snyder.

Well, Would You Advertise a Client Expectations Manifesto on Your Website?

New SPU Columnist

We’re pleased to introduce a new SPU monthly columnist, Jack Whittington a well-written 3L from University of Tulsa, College of Law, who will discuss his adventures and experiences Coming of Age in the New Economy. Look for his first column on November 11th!

Spotlight on Student Blogs

Student blog posts we’re pleased to highlight this month include:

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