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Future Fridays: Killing Solo Softly: My Future is Now Talk

August 16, 2019

This past May, I had the honor of speaking at the highly-regarded  Future is Now Conference  which is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. The conference talks were recently posted – and while I commend you to watch all of them (as well as the ones from previous years which I binge-watched…

Law Firm Alumni Programs May Offer Marketing Opportunities

May 19, 2005

Are you a biglaw expatriate who’s just started a law firm or been running one for years?  Either way, this article on law firm alumni programs, Nixon Peabody Starts Alumni Program, Business Review (5/16/05) may…

Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid

May 19, 2005

As this article, Getting Paid, Not Played (Meg Tebo, ABA Journal, 5/19/05) begins, “Getting stiffed is almost like a rite of passage of solo practice.”  This article offers a couple of ideas from practitioners to…

Why Sponsorship on Lawyers.com Is Not Worth $900/Month

May 17, 2005

Apparently, LexisNexis-Martindale haven’t heard of the Internet.  Because if they had, they wouldn’t be hoping to trade in on their name-recognition to lawyers and charge $900 a month for a national sponsorship service available on…

What’s Wrong With Linking to News Articles About Ethics Violations?

May 17, 2005

This article, Lawyer vs. Lawyer Over Web Site, ABA e-report (5/13/05)  reports on a lawsuit by one New York personal injury law firm where the firm Moran & Kufta of Rochester posted a headline with…

Top Ten for Marketing – and Other Unique Ideas

May 17, 2005

This article, The Lesson is to Network, Business Week (5/13/05) is geared for small businesses generally and not solos specifically, but the ideas are equally applicable.  Here are two of my favorite suggestions from Nancy…

Get Yourself Some Visibility -With A Bicycle

May 17, 2005

Greatest American Lawyer has another great law practice idea:    using a bike to get around town for lunch meetings and errands.  Not only does a bike add some exercise to our otherwise sedentary days,…

New MyShingle – still some glitches

May 16, 2005

Some readers have been reporting some glitches in viewing MyShingle – either the site does not render correctly or has two top bars in certain browsers.  Try clearing cache and/or cookies and view again.  If…