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A week or two before her high school graduation, my older daughter decided to go vegan.  To accommodate my daughter’s new eating regime, our family celebrated her graduation at a vegan restaurant which served up entrees like lasagna and chicken parmigiana by substituting nutritional yeast and soy proteins for cheese, eggs and meat. Yet despite……
As we roll into the second month of pandemic, many of us are slowly realizing that the crazy ad hoc schedules — with Parent No. 1 working 6 am through 10 am, then homeschooling junior while Parent No. 2 works, then swap at noon and so on — that we once viewed as stop gap……
Earlier this week, my colleague Bob Ambrogi blogged about seven ways that the pandemic will change the practice of law. Bob argues that post pandemic, lawyers will no longer fear technology, firms will embrace remote practice and reduce physical footprints, more legal services will be delivered online and courts will accelerate innovation.  But there’s one……
As we start on Week Number 4 of the pandemic lockdown, everyone is growing restless and nervous.  For many solo and small firm lawyers, the reality of at least another month’s worth of case postponements and reduced intake has settled in.  Meanwhile, if my personal email box is any indication, vendors, marketers and coaches galore……
My regular readers know that I’m a sucker for a sexy business model.  Whether it’s a cool niche practice or  innovative delivery systems or a subscription service or  figuring out how to leverage thyself, any departure — no matter how minor — from the same-old-same-old billable hour, sparks joy.  But re-assessing the law firm business……
Decades ago, I attended a lecture series at the National Institute of Health down the street from my house, where the now ubiquitous Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease  was one of the speakers. Truth be told, I hardly remember the topic of Fauci’s talk, nor could I……
Thanks to everyone who registered for Solo & Small Firm Practice in A Time of Corona Virus.  Here’s a link to the recorded video and the slide deck.  True to my word, I answered every question – and since I can ramble, the presentation lasted nearly two hours.  So if you don’t have time to listen to the entire recording, here’s an index and additional resources so that you can skip around and focus…