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Make Money Mondays: Security As A Selling Point, Part II

May 20, 2019

Eight and a half long years ago, I suggested that solo and small law firms share their security practices with clients as an added selling point for their practices. Of course, back in 2010, many solos and smalls hadn’t yet started using the cloud, email was still considered relatively secure and paper-less and virtual law…

Can You Make Your Hobby Into A Law Practice?

May 8, 2005

This article, Lawyer by Day, Fashion Designer by Night, Skirts the Issue, Portland Press Herald (5/8/05) reports on Maine attorney Margaret Minister O’Keefe, a law firm partner who represents local artists and designers by day…

What If You Never Leave…

May 5, 2005

This sad story, Lawyer, 35, Dies After Winning Swimming Race, New York Lawyer (5/5/05) drives home the importance of following one’s dream.  The article reports that Brendon Wen, a young attorney and solo criminal practitioner,…

Comparative Advertising: Keep This As Proof!

May 4, 2005

According to this article, A New Trend Among Firms:  Comparative Advertising, Leigh Jones, NLJ (5/4/05), large firms are taking off the kid gloves when it comes to marketing, including Oblon, Spivak’s ads that proclaim superiority…

Maryland Bar Ruling Banning NonLawyer/Lawyer Referral Groups Discriminates Against Solo and Small Firms

May 1, 2005

Sometimes a bar association issues a decision that’s so impervious to the realities of legal practice that you have to wonder whether those who drafted it ever practiced law.  That’s my thought about the Maryland…

Former Biglaw Telecom Attorney on the Cutting Edge in Solo Practice

May 1, 2005

I came across this March 2005 article by my colleague here in the D.C. area, Mark del Bianco entitled Being on the Cutting Edge.  Among other things, the article offers both an amusing and realistic…

Malpractice Isn’t Only A Small Firm Problem

May 1, 2005

According to this National Law Journal article, How Small Firms Can Ward Off Malpractice, most legal malpractice actions are filed against small firms, with one to five attorneys: Solos and small-firm attorneys find themselves particularly…

McMarketing vs. The Real Deal

April 29, 2005

For those of you who know me personally, you probably know that I’m not the world’s greatest marketer.  If I were, I’d probably have retired from the practice of law and would be blogging here…