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
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.

May 7, 2020

Help for Bar Associations: Insights on How to Continue Operations During COVID-19

Jill Epstein and Keith Fisher share insights on how they transitioned the San Diego County Bar Association to work remotely.

April 23, 2020

Tips and Tools for Surviving the Shift to Remote Work

Adriana Linares and Brett Burney offer tips and recommendations for remote work tools and services.

March 31, 2020

Going Remote During COVID-19: Tips and Tools for At-Home Legal Practice

David Holmes, Henry Herrman, and Greg Lambert offer guidance for establishing remote legal practice.

February 28, 2020

Implementing the Right Processes with Ernie Svenson

Ernie Svenson discusses how his work with attorneys helps them use their time better and get more meaningful clients.

January 29, 2020

Learning Blockchain From Those Who Know It Best

Early blockchain co-inventor Scortt Stornetta and IBM’s Shawnna Hoffman discuss the past, present, and future of blockchain. Learn how this technology is already impacting your life.

December 17, 2019

Brand New Solo: Legal Tech and Business Tips from Philip Mauriello

Philip Mauriello discusses his path to becoming a solo attorney.

November 12, 2019

Shifting to Neutral: Kristin Rizzo’s Journey From Litigation to Mediation

Kristin Rizzo describes her journey from a large law firm to solo practice to mediation.

October 17, 2019

Did You Really Read Those Terms of Service?

Daniel Whitehouse guides lawyers in the process of choosing secure, ethically compliant cloud services.

September 30, 2019

Marco Brown’s Eight Commandments for Getting Paid

Marco Brown shares how to change your mindset, stop chasing money, and get paid for the great work you do.

August 30, 2019

Money Management 101 for Solo and Small Firm Professionals

Amanda Moore, CPA, shares tips on how to manage your practice’s finances and your bookkeeper as well as keeping yourself off the IRS’ radar.

July 31, 2019

Take Control of Your Work and Life with New Apps, Bots, and Services.

Liz McCausland shares some of the professional and personal services she uses to improve both her work life and her personal life.

June 25, 2019

The Journey from a Big Firm to Solo Practice

David Leatherberry talks about how healthcare law led him to start his solo firm, his experience in the legal industry and his current passion to help behavioral health practitioners with their...

May 30, 2019

Balancing Solo Practice with Bar Leadership with the Right Tech Tools

Renée Thompson talks about what tools enable her to accomplish her goals and to look forward towards her plan to run for Florida Bar president.

April 19, 2019

Work and Life: How Two Solo Lawyers Balance Busy Careers, Marriage, and Parenting

Renee and Phil Stackhouse discuss their individual careers and delve into how they manage their personal lives as a couple and as parents.

March 28, 2019

Launching a Successful Practice: Tips from Pro Solo/Small Firm Lawyers

Paige Greenlee and Brittany Maxey-Fisher talk about their career experiences.

February 14, 2019

TL NewsWire’s Top 25 Products Awards

Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer talks about TL NewsWire’s top 25 products awards.

January 31, 2019

CRM Value: How Lawmatics Enhances Client Experience

Matt Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Lawmatics, talks about the software solutions they offer lawyers for streamlining the processes of customer relationship management.

December 17, 2018

Bonus: Tech Tuesday at the SDCBA

Live from the San Diego County Bar Association, tune in to hear the latest about what lawyers should know about legal technology today. In this On The Road, host Adriana Linares welcomes...

November 30, 2018

SDCBA Solo Lawyer Panel Part 2

In the second part of this two part series, Adriana Linares talks to a panel of solo attorneys about the many challenges of being a solo lawyer and offer practical guidance to...