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New Solo covers a diverse range of topics including transitioning from a law firm to a solo practice, rainmaking, law practice management, networking, job searching, technology, and much more. The goal is to answer the questions that arise throughout all phases of a solo career, providing an opportunity to continue learning and improving best practices. Guests include lawyers and relevant professionals within the industry.

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Sep 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...

Aug 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...

Jul 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...

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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. 

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Aug 20, 2020

TechnoLawyer’s 2020 Top Tech Products Revealed

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

Aug 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.

Jul 2, 2020

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

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

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 17, 2019

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

Philip Mauriello discusses his path to becoming a solo attorney.

Nov 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.

Oct 17, 2019

Did You Really Read Those Terms of Service?

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

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 28, 2019

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

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

Feb 14, 2019

TL NewsWire’s Top 25 Products Awards

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

Jan 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.

Nov 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...

Nov 30, 2018

SDCBA Solo Lawyer Panel Part 1

In the first 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...

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