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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 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 legal needs.

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 solos on a variety of topics.

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 solos on a variety of topics.

Oct 26, 2018

Using Casetext for Legal Research

Jake Heller talks about how Casetext’s artificial technology software, known as CARA, works.

Sep 13, 2018

The Solo Essentials

Taylor Darcy talks about why he chose to go solo and the technology that has helped make his practice successful.

Aug 20, 2018

Using Chatbot Technology to Automate your Firm

Tom Martin gives tips and tricks on implementing chatbots on small law firm's websites.

Jul 27, 2018

How Freelance Lawyering Works

Greg Garman talks about New Solo’s new sponsor Lawclerk and what it offers to solo and small firm lawyers.

Jun 29, 2018

What Storms May Come: Preparing your Firm for Natural Disaster

Renee Thompson and Zack Zuroweste talk about how law firms can prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

May 29, 2018

The Secret Life of a Mobile Lawyer

Greg McLawsen talks about the life of the nomadic attorney and shares how he built his law firm around his desire to travel.

Apr 19, 2018

How to Own your Niche

Bill Galione talks about how he combined research, personal interest, and passion to establish a niche within personal injury law.

Mar 30, 2018

Splitting the Difference: How to Change Locations

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.

Feb 20, 2018

The Difficulty of Switching Technology

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.

Dec 22, 2017

Word Up 2: Creating Tables of Authority with Ease

Legal Office Guru Deborah Savadra explains the details of creating tables of authority in Word.

Nov 28, 2017

Up Your Marketing Game with Newsletters

Andrew LeGrand discusses the ins and outs of using newsletters as a marketing strategy for your legal business.

Oct 20, 2017

Polish and Perfect Your Legal Writing Skills

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.

Sep 21, 2017

Word Up: Using Microsoft Word Like a Pro

In this legal podcast, Allan Mackenzie discusses how to use Microsoft Word effectively, including tips and tricks you can put into practice right now.

Aug 21, 2017

Using Technology to Sustain a Rural Practice

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.

Jul 20, 2017

From Desktop Search to Video Conferencing: Technology for Solo and Small Firms

This legal podcast dives into topics like bar association benefits, outsourcing IT support, and transitioning from large firms to solo practices.

Jun 20, 2017

Top Tech Tools for Solo Attorneys

A legal podcast filled with resources that help make a solo law firm successful.

May 22, 2017

Running Your Firm with Microsoft

This legal podcast covers the different tools Microsoft provides and how they lend themselves to a successful law firm.

Apr 26, 2017

Treat Your Solo Practice as a Small Business (Because it is)

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.

Mar 23, 2017

Diving Into Solo Practice Part 2: More Advice from Experts

Three solo professionals talk about their experiences running their own solo law firms and advice for those thinking about doing the same.

Feb 21, 2017

Diving Into Solo Practice: Advice from the Experts

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.

Jan 20, 2017

The Benefits of Unbundling Legal Services

Recently, attorneys have been “unbundling” their services to make them more affordable, a process also known as limited scope representation.

Dec 5, 2016

Gaining the Courage to Start Your Own Firm

Cahill-IP, PLLC Founder Amy Sullivan Cahill talks about how podcasts helped her gain the courage to start her own firm.

Nov 11, 2016

From Big Law to Solo

Nate Cade talks about his experiences leaving a large law firm and starting his own solo practice.

Oct 6, 2016

6 Steps to Make Alternative Fees Profitable

Mary Vandenack talks about her six simple steps for any lawyer looking to successfully implement alternative billing methods in their law practice.

Oct 6, 2016

Implementing Alternative Billing in your Law Practice

Mary Vandenack talks about how lawyers using alternative billing models in their law practice.

Sep 1, 2016

Lawyers Using Apple Mobile Devices in Their Practice

Jeff Richardson of the blog “iPhone J.D.” shares his tips for lawyers using Apple mobile products.

Aug 2, 2016

CRM: Using Client Relationship Management in Your Law Firm

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.

Jul 1, 2016

New Trends in Practice Management

Adriana Linares speaks with Clio CEO Jack Newton, who shares what he believes are two big trends in practice management.

May 25, 2016

Top Tips for Attorneys from the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW Board

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...

Dec 16, 2015

How Ernie the Attorney Started His Solo Practice

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...

Dec 2, 2015

Sharing Office Space, Equipment, and Employees

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...

Nov 18, 2015

T.V. Advertising: What to Expect

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?...

Oct 28, 2015

Automate Your Solo Practice: Part 2

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...

Oct 19, 2015

Automate Your Solo Practice!

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...

Jun 25, 2015

Using Social Media to Market Your Solo Practice

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...

Jun 17, 2015

Effective Online Marketing Strategy for Solo Law Firms

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,...

Apr 24, 2015

Agile and Lean: Methodologies to an Efficient, Better, and More Profitable Practice

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,...

Mar 18, 2015

How David Sparks Started His Solo Practice

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...

Mar 5, 2015

How Michael Downey Started His Solo Practice

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...

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Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. After several years at two of Florida’s largest...

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