Solo Practice University

Free Guide: What Can LPMS Do For You? It’s not uncommon for law firms to view technology as being grafted onto existing, offline office systems. Yet, one of the major advantages of a law practice management system (LPMS) is that it’s a holistic solution for your law firm. In this ebook, Jared Correia Esq covers 5 key processes in practice management that can be addressed through the consistent use of a law practice management system.…
Getting real with your numbers can be a difficult journey. What you think is going on financially in your firm can come into question very quickly once you crunch the numbers and they’re staring you in the face. We love the numbers because they don’t lie. There is no opinion and no bias, if the numbers don’t add up they simply don’t add up. Which is also why they make for a great scapegoat. “Sorry…
A call came in today that is one worth sharing because the learning it provides serves as a good reminder about the perils that can arise from a failure to follow through.  Here’s the short version.  A long-term client reached out to his attorney to ask for a favor.  While away on cruise vacation, the client’s daughter had been struck in the face by a falling object that resulted in substantial damage to her teeth. …
Do you want to start a solo practice in a rural America?  Do you want to learn how to be successful, understand the way to do it right?Who better to present a jam-packed guest lecture on this subject than Gary Bauer, lawyer and Chairman of the General Practice Solo Concentration for twenty years at WMU Cooley Law School.  Gary feels very strongly there is so much potential for young (and not so young) lawyers to…
(Read Part 1) The Role Your Accounting SHOULD play in Your Legal Business A great set of books should EMPOWER you! They should leave you feeling confident and like a crystal ball reader because you can get a pretty clear glimpse of the financial future. Paint a picture and tattle tale on problem areas (like a financial toddler) When you look at your financials you should quickly see the picture they paint of your legal…
Technology competence and compliance are more important than ever today and new rules have been put into place which you must observe. Who better to discuss how to fulfill your obligations than Jarred Correia. Listen and learn as we talk about the challenges and the solutions to this 21st century mandate for successful practice. The audio is 43 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/jared_march26_2019.mp3 Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in
Common reasons lawyers close their practices include a medical disability, wanting to retire, a move out-of-state, or a career change. While the specific steps that need to be taken and the time frame involved can vary significantly depending upon the reasons driving the closure and the type of practice being closed, the following checklist covers the basics of what most lawyers will need to think about. If time allows, be prepared for the process to…
Why Did You do All This in the First Place? When I ask lawyers why they decided to jump off the employee cliff and open their own practice, I get a few different answers, but almost answers revolve around two things. Time and money. You want more time with your family and do the things you love doing (besides practicing law). You also wanted a plethora of funds to support this. It would make sense…
Going solo with intention and doing it the right way is going solo by design.  Who better to present a jam-packed guest lecture on this subject than Gary Bauer, lawyer and Chairman of the General Practice Solo Concentration for twenty years at WMU Cooley Law School.  Gary and I are kindred spirits. His information is purposeful, thoughtful and complete.  Listen and learn. The audio is about 55 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/gary_bauer_jan_10_2019.mp3 Download (.MP3) “I come…
I recently asked several of our claims attorneys to identify the top habits they felt new lawyers should develop from day one.  Most of what they shared was what I anticipated claims attorneys would say; but one item caught my attention, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized how right they were.  In short, all lawyers, not just new lawyers, need to know how to write well. The professional writing you…