As we head into 2021, there’s a whole new crop of new law firms that have been launched. I wanted to offer a program to help new firms, or firms adding new practice areas to jump start their businesses and so I’m offering a FREE 90 minute program, the Client Triage Clinic. During the Clinic,…

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I just posted a 48 minute video, from biglaw to your law that talks about why it’s so important for lawyers to own their talent and control their destiny. This video speaks to people at biglaw where the myths of solo and small firm practice are most heavily perpetrated, but it will apply to anyone…

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In theory, we’re all aware of the power of one – like the power of writing one true sentence or lighting one candle instead of cursing the darkness, or one shot heard round the world that birthed a new nation. On the flip side, we’re also suspect of the value of one, because one can…

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Back in 2008, before the thousands of big law associate layoffs that would come in 2009, I threw together this online e-book, From Biglaw to Yourlaw, urging large firm attorneys to at least give a moment’s consideration to the option of starting a law firm. For better or worse, the book has stood up remarkably…

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With my blog’s 18th birthday approaching next week, I’ve often wondered how I’ve stayed relevant after all these years. Despite a clunky-looking site, middling SEO and spotty posting, my traffic remains strong and readers continue to return and subscribe. Yet, I don’t offer many paid programs on building a 7-figure firm in 7 days or…

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On June 18, 2020, New York regulators revised an onerous ethics rule that broadly banned law firms from advertising services under trade names. The revised version of Rule 7.5 (available here because the online rules don’t appear to have been updated) allow trade names so long as they are not “deceptive, false or misleading.” The…

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I’ve been listening to Barack Obama’s excellent memoir Promised Land which just ten chapters in, has dispelled a number of my misconceptions about Obama’s trajectory to the presidency. Based on Michelle Obama’s equally excellent memoir, Becoming, I’d viewed her husband’s rise as a carefully plotted climb rather than the product of serendipity and sometimes reluctant…

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