Solo Practice University

By now you’ve heard about the lawyer who was videoconferencing on zoom with a federal judge and couldn’t remove a cat filter.  It was funny, embarrassing, and went viral. To his credit, he kept his composure. However, it has opened up an important conversation about web conferencing best practices, security, audio and video settings, and […] Written by Susan Cartier Liebel
The pandemic has thrust virtual work into the spotlight. While for some it’s no different than pre-pandemic work, for others it is a sea change in how they conduct business. It is showcasing the financial benefits and work-life perks of remote work. But, it is also laying bare the weaknesses in our solo/small firm practices and highlighting where we all need to improve. It is critical we start reimagining working virtually from acquiring new clients…
Did you know the World Health Organization has classified ‘Burnout’ as a health issue? Did you know that burnout is not based on the number of hours you work but the quality of those hours? Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett founded legalburnout.com, a resource to help solo and small firm practitioners navigate the emotional roadmap of solo/small firm practice to keep you healthy and grounded through a pandemic and the rest of your lives. This…
If you were kicking yourself for missing this event last year…the wait is over. Cyber Monday 2019 was such an unqualified success we decided to not just rinse and repeat but get even crazier because, after all, 2020 has been just one insane year no matter how you look at it! For 7 days, Monday, November 23rd through Cyber Monday, November 30th, when you enroll as an ANNUAL student at Solo Practice University® your tuition…
Statistics Support There is Much At Stake It is imperative your law practice be in control of client contacts (or touchpoints) and set the tone (and extend your brand) early because the backlash can be swift and costly. According to a BIA/Kelsey report, phone calls influenced more than $1 trillion in consumer spending in 2019. The average American tells 15 people about a poor experience—and you’ll feel the impact on your business in large part…
Recognize that change is constant. Sometimes change occurs gradually and at other times, for instance during a global pandemic, it comes at us like a tsunami. Regardless, in order to responsibly adapt to change, it must not only be recognized, the consequences thereof must also be understood. If change is too quickly normalized, the consequences too easily become minimized if not completely ignored. Written by Mark Bassingthwaighte
This article will improve your odds of hiring the right person at the right time for the right seat – and developing them into a rock star team member. Smart hiring will reduce: ibuprofen purchases, “why me” crying episodes, the rapid outflow of cash better spent on pepperoni rolls in Pittsburgh’s Strip or the Reading Terminal, and wasted time that could be spent watching the 1978 Steeler season with your bubble mates. Allow yourself a…
2020 has been filled with unprecedented craziness. We’ve read about walking sharks*, asteroids heading our way**, chocolate snow falling in Switzerland***, and even a nudist in Germany chasing a wild boar who stole his iPad**** And this is just the tip of the iceberg. So, it’s now back to school time and school is shaping up to look very different for everyone. Solo Practice University school has always been online and safe and secure from…