Here’s to the Crazy Ones

After the law firm where I worked as an associate twenty five years ago gave me six months to find a new job, I had a crazy idea.  What if I didn’t look for a job at all and instead decided to start my own law firm? And even crazier, what if that law firm…

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From Biglaw to Yourlaw – Why Lawyers MUST Own Their Talent

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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Don’t Replicate – Create: How Lawyers Succeed in the New Normal

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…

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Corona Virus and the Business Model

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…

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The Delta Model for Lawyers Fits Solos and Smalls to A T

In a world where lawyers are being displaced by technology, data scientists and policy experts, law schools are searching for ways to train lawyers to make them more relevant in today’s world.   After all, law schools’ survival depends on placing students in jobs, so they need to teach them skills to make them marketable.…

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How to Increase Your Odds of Solo and Small Law Firm Success by 42 Percent

Recently, I’ve been listening to life coach and web-TV sensation Marie Forleo’s new book, Everything is Figure-outable. Though life coaches aren’t generally my cup of tea, Forleo’s work piques my interest because she was one of the first women in the online space who found a way to make bank online — in her case, through…

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