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In this video blog post I talk about the conversations that I have frequently had with lawyers who are thinking about starting their own law firms. These conversations happen with lawyers with a wide range of experience, from just out of law school, to leaving medium to large firms, or government employment one, two or even three decades into their legal careers. The post The Mindset For Starting A Solo Law Practice appeared first on…
Today I’m concluding my story about hiring my first law firm employees with the final part of this chapter… hiring my fiancée. Before I talk about why having my fiancée work for me didn’t work out, here’s how I skillfully deployed impulsive thinking disguised as genius to justify the hire. The post Hiring My Fiancée – Part V – Hiring My Law Firm’s First Employees appeared first on LawLytics.…
Today I got a $16 dollar haircut. It was a big event as its the first time I wouldn’t end up with a self-inflicted shaved head since the start of Covid. The conversation I had with the barber, and how I found the barber and booked my appointment, and what it means for small law firms and solo practitioners is the subject of this video blog post. The post How My $16 Haircut Is Relevant
Today I sat down for a conversation with Attorney Kathryn Burmeister, author of “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo” which I believe should be on the reading list of every lawyer and law student. The post A Conversation With Kathryn Burmeister, Attorney and Author of “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo” appeared first on LawLytics.…
Today I’m going to pause my story about hiring my first law firm employees to address something unexpected. On Wednesday, I wrote something that turned out to touch more of a nerve (and was more controversial) than I had imagined or intended. In a blog post about my early experiences hiring law firm employees, The post Why We Don’t Alter Jobs To Fit Applicants – And Why Lawyers Shouldn’t Either appeared first on LawLytics.…
As a frazzled attorney with the burden of seemingly more weighty things (my next trial, keeping my clients out of jail, and saving their families and careers) it was easy to engage in magical but flawed thinking. I believed saying “You’re hired” would solve my problems and wouldn’t create new ones. The post Hiring My Law Firm’s First Employees – Part III – First Associate Attorney appeared first on LawLytics.…
I had clients and revenue. My practice was growing rapidly. I had a real office (not a starter office closet) and a building with parking occupied by lawyers. The building provided a shared receptionist. She answered my phones, which were routed through a rats nest of analogue wires that somehow connected the right lines to the right rooms. The post My First Employees – Part II – Fractional Employee and First Job Post appeared first…