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.
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.
Renee and Phil Stackhouse discuss their individual careers and delve into how they manage their personal lives as a couple and as parents.
Paige Greenlee and Brittany Maxey-Fisher talk about their career experiences.
Neil Squillante of TechnoLawyer talks about TL NewsWire’s top 25 products awards.
Matt Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of Lawmatics, talks about the software solutions they offer lawyers for streamlining the processes of customer relationship management.
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 solos on a variety of topics.
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 solos on a variety of topics.
Jake Heller talks about how Casetext’s artificial technology software, known as CARA, works.
Taylor Darcy talks about why he chose to go solo and the technology that has helped make his practice successful.
Tom Martin gives tips and tricks on implementing chatbots on small law firm's websites.
Greg Garman talks about New Solo’s new sponsor Lawclerk and what it offers to solo and small firm lawyers.
Renee Thompson and Zack Zuroweste talk about how law firms can prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
Greg McLawsen talks about the life of the nomadic attorney and shares how he built his law firm around his desire to travel.
Bill Galione talks about how he combined research, personal interest, and passion to establish a niche within personal injury law.
Barbara talks about how to separate effectively after sharing an office with another firm. Additionally, She gives tips on hiring and what she does to make a supportive and creative work environment for her coworkers.
Guest Joe Patrice talks about what it really looks like to switch from Windows to Mac and the advantages and disadvantages of using tablets for your business.
Legal Office Guru Deborah Savadra explains the details of creating tables of authority in Word.
Andrew LeGrand discusses the ins and outs of using newsletters as a marketing strategy for your legal business.
Ivy Grey and Daniel Heuman of Intelligent Editing’s PerfectIt talk about the editing services that their product offers and how it helps lawyers daily.
In this legal podcast, Allan Mackenzie discusses how to use Microsoft Word effectively, including tips and tricks you can put into practice right now.
Jeff Alford talks about why he chose to set up shop in small-town Kentucky and what technology he uses to help his practice thrive.
This legal podcast dives into topics like bar association benefits, outsourcing IT support, and transitioning from large firms to solo practices.
A legal podcast filled with resources that help make a solo law firm successful.
This legal podcast covers the different tools Microsoft provides and how they lend themselves to a successful law firm.
In this podcast episode, a solo attorney talks about how he started his practice, what technology he’s using, and how his business experience has helped him.
Three solo professionals talk about their experiences running their own solo law firms and advice for those thinking about doing the same.
Adriana Linares talks to three lawyers who have gone out on their own at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s first annual Solo and Small Firm Conference.
Recently, attorneys have been “unbundling” their services to make them more affordable, a process also known as limited scope representation.
Cahill-IP, PLLC Founder Amy Sullivan Cahill talks about how podcasts helped her gain the courage to start her own firm.
Nate Cade talks about his experiences leaving a large law firm and starting his own solo practice.
Mary Vandenack talks about her six simple steps for any lawyer looking to successfully implement alternative billing methods in their law practice.
Mary Vandenack talks about how lawyers using alternative billing models in their law practice.
Jeff Richardson of the blog “iPhone J.D.” shares his tips for lawyers using Apple mobile products.
Michael Chasin, co-founder and CEO of Lexicata, talks about how CRMs can help solo and small firm lawyers with client intake as well as marketing.
Adriana Linares speaks with Clio CEO Jack Newton, who shares what he believes are two big trends in practice management.
As attorneys graduate and head into the legal marketplace, or leave a law firm to start a solo practice, it can be hard to know where to find resources with tips on starting your new career. What are the most important things that a newly solo practitioner should know? What are some best practices for...
Among solo practitioners, Ernest “Ernie the Attorney” Svenson is well-known for consulting on technology and, specifically, going paperless. But what many lawyers don’t know is how Ernie transitioned from a commercial litigator in a big New Orleans law firm to a tech savvy solo. In this episode of New Solo, learn all about how Ernie’s...
In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares stops by the shared offices of Barbara Leach and Conti Moore. Together they discuss the cost savings, benefits, and logistics of splitting office resources. Through mutual trust, compromise, and similar views on work-life balance, these lawyers are achieving the strengths of partnership without losing the privilege...
Although television commercials seem too expensive for a solo practice’s marketing budget, they are not! In fact, advertising on T.V. can be a great alternative or addition to an online marketing campaign, as long as it’s done correctly. So what should solos expect with these ads and how can we optimize the return on investment?...
In the previous episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviewed Andrew LeGrand, a lawyer who has a largely automated practice, about Text Expansion and forms to increase efficiency for lawyers. Because automation is such an enormous topic, Adriana invited Andrew back to discuss more in-depth systems and tools to avoid wasting time on menial tasks...
Automation is a wonderful tool created by technology to make the lives of lawyers (particularly solos) easier. Many are intimidated to approach this potentially massive change in their practice, but it’s actually quite easy and inexpensive when you start small, and you will begin to save time immediately. How, you ask? In first of a...
By now we’ve all heard about social media marketing for law firms and other businesses. Everybody online seems to be talking about Facebook likes, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and even using Instagram, Pinterest, and Slideshare to market companies and firms of all sizes. But what does a successful social media campaign look like? And what...
One of the most important steps in starting a solo practice is marketing. This can also be one of the most difficult, because these lawyers depended on their previous firm for incoming business. And it’s not like they taught marketing a firm in law school. Since solo lawyers have smaller budgets than large law firms,...
A lean or similarly called agile law practice is one that prioritizes the delivery of a valuable project or service early and often. In order to do this, a law practice must create a system that improves time efficiency by removing excess waste. When a lawyer applies these lean processes to his or her workflow,...
In the last episode of New Solo, we heard about how Michael Downey left his big law firm to start a solo practice. But with all of the small decisions involved in going solo, each lawyer’s experience is different. David Sparks is a lawyer and self-identified geek who left his small firm of three attorneys...
Many lawyers are considering the option of becoming a solo practitioner. But even with all of the blogs, articles, and advice from colleagues and friends about certain aspects of running a solo practice, many attorneys still struggle with the big picture. Between deciding on a name and URL, setting up the financial side of a...
Ed Walters started as a lawyer in a big law firm in Washington D.C. In the late 1990’s, he was approached by a client asking him to research a relatively new legal issue without using LexisNexis or WestLaw, as they were trying to reduce online legal research costs. His inability to do this set off...
There are numerous sources in the legal world claiming that lawyers need to work on building and growing their networks in order to gain referrals. But with hundreds of connections, how is a solo lawyer able to build and develop proper relationships with everyone? Maybe lawyers should be thinking about the quality of their connections...
When starting your solo practice, figuring out how to price your services can be very difficult. Many new lawyers undercut the market or undervalue what they have to offer. Additionally, in this emerging market of flat fees, they have to consider their strategy for setting legal rates. When charging for hourly legal services, what should...
These days there are so many options for legal practices that lawyers starting a solo practice often get carried away and spend too much. It is difficult to distinguish the essential hardware and software needs from supplementary products. With everything solo lawyers have to think about, technology questions can seem overwhelming, expensive, and important. Is...
Many lawyers want to start their solo careers as a general practice, thinking that they will attract more clients if they offer a variety of services. However, when it comes to marketing strategy, lawyers who focus on one practice area create a stronger brand and are more successful in the long run. The right solo...
Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. After several years at two of Florida’s largest...
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