Attend the AltLegal Conference for Solos and Boutiques

February 21, 2020

I don’t promote many conferences here so when I do, you know it’s a not to be missed event. But that’s how I felt after seeing the agenda for trademark docketing platform AltLegal ‘s first conference, AltLegal Connect  which will take place Sunday March 22-Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.  As AltLegal describes,…

I’m A Smiling Lawyer – Are You?

June 29, 2005

I’ve always been a smiling lawyer.  During the later round of my first year moot court competition (where I made it, out of 80 students, to the finals!), one of the judges told me that…

Doing the Right Thing

June 29, 2005

All of us solo and small firm lawyers have experience with those “dog” cases that drive us crazy and often lose us money in the process.  This article, Spotting the Losers, James McElhaney (ABA Journal…

What’s the Hourly Cost of Running Your Office?

June 29, 2005

Have you ever sat down and calculated how much it costs per hour to run your law office?  I haven’t (though I know what my overhead and expenses are from my tax returns, just haven’t…

A Unique Marketing Tips – Free Coffee

June 29, 2005

Via Matt Homann comes this very cool marketing tip:  set yourself up in you local coffee store for a designated hour where anyone can sit down and ask a question about your area of expertise. …

Billing for Contract Attorneys – My Mixed Views

June 29, 2005

When I put up this post about the ethics of collecting a profit on fees paid to contract attorneys, I didn’t include my own thoughts because my views are mixed. From an ethical perspective, I’m…

Do You Speak “Partner-Ese?”

June 27, 2005

Sometimes I just know that I’ve been practicing solo too long.  One reason?  I’ve completely forgotten how to converse in “partner-ese,” that obscure language used between partners and associates where associates must read between lines,…

Is There An Ethical Obligation toPass On Cost Savingsfrom Outsourcing?

June 27, 2005

Are lawyers required to pass on cost savings from legal outsourcing (or any other cost savings measures to clients?  Rees Morrison considers this question, first raised in another article on outsourcing to India (Daniel Brook,…