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Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares

Host of New Solo

Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. After several years at two of Florida’s largest law firms, Adriana launched LawTech Partners in 2004. She has years of experience working with law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups and even legal technology startups. She is a frequent speaker at national technology conferences and a regular contributor to legal blogs and publications. She has a Bachelors in Geography from Stetson University, a Masters in Corporate Communication and Technology from Rollins College, and speaks fluent Spanish. Adriana is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist.

Today she serves as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar; is the Chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2017, and serves on the board of the Florida Justice Technology Center. She hosts both the New Solo podcast and The Florida Bar Podcast on Legal Talk Network.

Recent Episodes
April 26, 2024

“Newish Solo,” After A Year Or Two On Your Own, What Next?

It’s hard enough opening a practice. But after a couple years, what’s next? Hiring, marketing, tech? Learn from someone who did it.

March 28, 2024

Productivity Boost: Real Uses of AI in the Software You Already Have

AI isn’t sci-fi. It’s real. It’s today. And it’s already on your computer. Resistance is futile, and it can help you be more productive.

February 29, 2024

Tech Talk: New Microsoft 365 Tools You Can Use (Today!)

Time never stands still. Neither does tech! Dig into a special episode on the latest in Microsoft subscriptions, tools, and online security.

January 30, 2024

AI And The Terms Of Service. Know What You Are Sharing!

You’re a lawyer, you know better. But, are you doing better? When you use AI tools, read the terms of service, and understand what you are sharing (possibly) with the world.

December 14, 2023

AI And The Evolving Security Threats (And Protections)

We talk tech with returning guest Adam Alexander! It’s harder than ever to keep up with the latest in tech and security, but there are steps you can take today.

November 16, 2023

Out Of School And Hanging A Shingle? Build Your Brand!

Hear how successful personal injury attorney Joshua Bonnici quit his law firm job and launched his own practice while building a brand that stands out.

October 12, 2023

How It’s Done: The Story Behind A Solo Practice

This inspiring episode tells the true story of a gutsy dad who started his own legal practice from scratch with no clients, no office, and no partner.  Guest Michael Mendoza is an...

September 14, 2023

A Better AI, Built For Lawyers: Results You Can Finally Trust?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all the rage. But can you put your name on a legal brief written by a computer? Soon, yes, you probably can!

August 17, 2023

The Brief-Writing Ninja: Tips You Need To Write Better Briefs.

You can write better briefs. Guest Chris Schandevel, the Brief-Writing Ninja, says stop writing “like a lawyer” and start writing clear, smart arguments.

July 21, 2023

The All-Mac Edition: The Episode For Mac-Curious Attorneys

Are you Mac or PC? Or do you even know what you want? A deep dive into the Mac vs. PC divide.

June 22, 2023

Yes You Can! Starting Your Solo Practice As A Second Career

Guest Andrew Schierberg retired from his first career after 20 years as a police officer, investigator, and chief in Northern Kentucky. Then he asked, “What next?” With a law degree and a...

May 25, 2023

eDiscovery: Not just for large firms!

“If You’re Litigating, You’re Doing eDiscovery.” Every practicing lawyer needs to understand the vital do’s and don’ts of digital data management.

April 27, 2023

What Your Practice Management Advisor Can Do for You!

Quite a few bar associations have practice management advisors (or perhaps someone in a similar role), but a whole lot of lawyers aren’t aware of how this free member service could help them change...

March 30, 2023

Solo, But Not? Shared Office Space (Plus, Chatbots and A.I.)

For solos sharing office space with other attorneys, there are advantages, but also potential headaches. How do you navigate this arrangement? Guest Jared Correia is a podcaster, lawyer, and full-time business management...

February 28, 2023

Special Solo Episode! A Full Review Of The Legal Tech You Need Now

Hanging up a shingle takes more than a law degree. Today’s legal tech and software helps solo and small practices be more productive and organized than ever. “Good enough” isn’t good enough....

January 30, 2023

Google, Maps, And Business? This is YOUR Episode.

Sorry, but it’s true. Google and Google Maps are vital to your success. This is what you need to know. We’re not joking.

December 12, 2022

Building A Successful Law Firm: The “Triangle” and “Polaris”

Why do we call it a law “practice” and not a “business?” Guest Christopher T. Anderson explains the science of a successful law firm.

November 30, 2022

Networking, Marketing, ABA Techshow – How they are all closely interconnected.

The ABA Techshow isn’t just for tech wizards; rather, it should be a vital part of every solo lawyer’s networking plan! Guests Jeannine Abukhater Lambert and Gyi Tsakalakis are co-chairs of the...

October 27, 2022

A Second Career: Building a Solo Law Practice Later in Life

Guest Joanne Martin is an inspiration to anyone considering a career change later in life. She’s a family law attorney in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. While she vigorously represents her clients, she...

September 29, 2022

CRM: What’s In It For You?

Still think your small or solo practice can go it alone without a client relationship platform (CRM)? Maybe you don’t have all the facts. From intake to holiday cards to referrals and...

August 25, 2022

A Small Family Firm With Just One Client and No Website?

Guest Ana “Ani” P. Rodriguez-Newbern is a “do-gooder,” a Florida lawyer dedicated to service both to the state of Florida and to the public good. She serves on multiple legal committees while...

July 21, 2022

Putting Yourself Out There, Key to Your Solo Practice

Guest Levi Barlavi is a “niche practice” solo attorney, focusing on the needs of medical providers. He started his own practice just three years after law school, and, yes, it can be...

June 23, 2022

HIPAA Happens, But Compliance Software Can Help

Clio, the legal tech services giant, provides options that can help firms comply with federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. As many lawyers know – or come to learn...

May 19, 2022

“Solo By Choice” Update! Opening Your Own Shop

Author and solo practice guru Carolyn Elefant shares tips from her newly revised book, “Solo By Choice.” It’s all here.

April 28, 2022

The Microsoft 365 Special: Your Questions, Expert Answers

In a special episode, Adriana and IT guru Adam Alexander answer your questions about all things Microsoft 365, Office, OneDrive, SharePoint, and more.

March 17, 2022

“Old Dogs” and New Tricks: An Established Firm Modernizes

We’re not just about New Solo practitioners. In this episode, we talk with a veteran attorney about adding the newest in tech to an established small practice.

February 24, 2022

Here’s to Plain Speaking and Clear Understanding

Attorney Ruth B. Carter cuts through the clutter, leading the charge for clear client communication and upfront discussions about rates.

January 13, 2022

Introverted or Shy (and a Lawyer)? You’re Not Alone

Feeling introverted, shy, or socially anxious doesn’t have to hold you back as a lawyer. Learn to understand yourself and succeed.

December 16, 2021

Service To Others, The Secret To Success

Building a solo or small practice? Service to others builds your brand, creates networks, and establishes lifelong connections.

November 18, 2021

You’re Not Alone: ABA Law Practice Division

ABA Law Practice Division Chair Heidi Barcus and Vice Chair Mary Vandenack discuss the many resources available to attorneys from solos through big law firms.

October 28, 2021

A First Year Recap From a New Family Law Practitioner

Cassandra Michel discusses the many challenges and decisions she made in her first year as a new solo.

September 30, 2021

A Short Primer on Microsoft Accounts, OneDrive, and SharePoint

Special episode: Microsoft Office Doc and File management today. What you need and what you don’t.

August 26, 2021

Get Organized! Leverage Tech for Work/Life Balance

You can love your clients and your practice, but these tech tools and tips will help you love your life, too.

July 29, 2021

Becoming A Master of Microsoft Word

Estate planning lawyer Marie Stockton makes sure her clients not only can, but want to read important, potentially life-altering documents.

June 24, 2021

A Listener’s Guide to the New Solo Back Catalog

Brand new solo Dean Blachford binged New Solo’s episodes before launching his practice. He offers a crash course featuring standout episodes.

May 20, 2021

The Unorthodox Path to Becoming a Lawyer

Solo Rachel Allums earned her law practice chops running a firm before joining the bar, and her estate planning practice is all the better.

April 15, 2021

Client Acquisition in the 21st Century: With Instagram & TikTok??

How new solos Taly Goody and Michelle Fonseca-Kamana create videos for social media that attract clients and referrals. 

March 11, 2021

Decamping to Puerto Rico

When one can practice almost anywhere, why not Puerto Rico? Sarah de Deigo leapt even before the pandemic popularized these wholesale moves.

February 25, 2021

Oh, The Messes We See

Business consultant Peggy Gruenke explains what happens when solo and small firms don’t have their financial houses in order.

January 25, 2021

Case Study: Journey to the Cloud

With an updated format and new segment, Adriana Linares takes listeners behind the scenes of a firm’s migration to the cloud.

December 3, 2020

What New Solos can Learn from Han Solo

Marketing expert Seth Godin and Jack Newton discuss niche practices and how lawyers can be the ‘one and only’ in a crowded field.

November 5, 2020

Why a Career Path Isn’t a Straight Line

Guest Jonathan Greenblatt shares four tips for building a successful legal career, even when you’re not in the job you expected.

October 1, 2020

Getting Started Tips from a New Solo

Having launched as a solo just a year ago, Kelly Roberts shares tips that made her practice profitable by month two.

September 18, 2020

Unintended Consequences Rule the World

Lawclerk co-founder Greg Garman expounds on how the pandemic, aka, the tech enlightenment period, opened doors for lawyers and legal business.

September 3, 2020

From Clicks to Clients: The Law Firm Marketing Funnel Explained

Digital marketing expert Jason Marsh explains how internet ad campaigns work in concert with a firm’s client intake process.

August 20, 2020

TechnoLawyer’s 2020 Top Tech Products Revealed

Neil J. Squillante announces TechnoLawyer’s Top Product Awards for 2020.

August 6, 2020

Back to Basics: Smart Marketing for Solos Part 2

Legal marketing expert Conrad Saam demystifies online marketing with no-nonsense tips about SEO, choosing a URL, and hiring a marketer.

July 2, 2020

Back to Basics: Smart Marketing for New Solos – Part 1

Conrad Saam gives an overview of the fundamentals of good legal marketing.

June 11, 2020

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile with Dennis Kennedy and Allison Shields

Dennis Kennedy and Allison Shields share their insights on effective LinkedIn use from their book, “Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals.”

May 21, 2020

Law Firm Leadership: Cultivating Positivity in Your Law Firm

David Holmes shares insights from his personal experiences as a law firm leader.