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Start One, Start Many

January 18, 2019

For many, the challenge of starting one business is hard enough. But once you’ve started one business, the next are not as intimidating. Take the example of Minneapolis based solo Judith Samson. A criminal defense attorney by day, Samson, who is profiled here is an inventor and entrepreneur the rest of the time, having created…

Help Wanted At My Shingle – Law or College Student

March 31, 2005

Wanted Immediately:  law student or college student to assist with several upgrades to the site and restoration to its original format.  Student should have blogging experience, ("plawdcasting" experience and/or abilities as well even better), rudimentary…

The Law School Consortium

March 31, 2005

Here’s a news item about the Law School Consortium.  It’s a program that recognizes the role that solo and small firm lawyers play in meeting the legal needs of the poor – and provides support…

Being Nice Can Pay Off

March 31, 2005

Lawyers take different approaches to litigation – some believe that a threatening, aggressive demeanor produces results, some prefer a cool, professional air (think robotic!), others adopt a good old boy, blackslapping friendliness.  This post by…

The Most Important Marketing Advice You Can Read

March 28, 2005

Some of the most important marketing advice you can find doesn’t come from law marketing gurus who counsel lawyers on what they think clients want.  Rather, it comes from articles such as this one, How…

In light of the proposed

March 27, 2005

In light of the proposed bankruptcy legislation that would make credit counseling a mandatory prerequisite to a bankruptcy filing, a few of my solo colleagues have considered offering debt reduction services as part of their…

Do the Gutsy Thing

March 27, 2005

What’s the nerviest thing that you’ve ever done to bring in clients?  For me, I suppose it’s been cold calls, though I’ve always longed to do more.  For example, every time I attend a dull…

Re-energize Your Practice

March 27, 2005

Solo practice keeps a lawyer so hopping, what with networking lunches, new client consultations, sending out bills and studying up on new areas of law that it’s hard to believe in those early years that…

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