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New Solo

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.

Jun 25, 2014

Staying Motivated While Starting A Solo Law Practice

Starting a solo law practice can be invigorating, frightening, and exciting at first. But after the adrenaline and excitement of starting a solo practice fades, how do lawyers stay motivated? Unlike working in a large firm, an attorney’s personal life and solo practice become interconnected, causing unique and often unexpected challenges. Many lawyers experience inner...

May 31, 2014

Starting Your Own Law Firm: Conversation with Jay Foonberg

Starting a law firm from scratch can be a daunting endeavor. With a down economy, limited budget, and not enough clients, solos can have a tough time breaking into the market. In her debut as the new host of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews Jay Foonberg, the most influential author on the subject of starting...

Dec 24, 2012

Starting Your Own Bankruptcy Practice

Did you ever think of starting your own bankruptcy practice? New Solo host and solo practitioner, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher chats with Attorney Christina M. Turgeon,  about some of the pros and cons of opening a bankruptcy practice, professional organizations a new lawyer should join when starting a bankruptcy law practice and important resources that...

Jul 26, 2012

What Should Solos Be Charging?

Are you confused about what to charge your clients? New Solo host and solo practitioner, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher talks to Attorney Jeremy Byellin, from Byellin Law, PLLC, about how a solo can determine how much to charge, the Laffey Matrix, the pros and cons of charging flat rates to clients and offers advice on...

Jun 25, 2012

The Path to Becoming a Solo Practitioner

New Solo host and solo practitioner, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, spotlights solo attorney Carl Irace and his path to becoming a successful solo practitioner. Carl discusses his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City and explains the challenges of moving from the public to the private sector.  Carl also gives tips for...

May 18, 2012

Turn Your Solo Practice into a Highly Utilized Business

Looking to get your solo practice off the ground but aren’t sure how? Learn about the tools you need to turn your solo practice into a highly utilized business when New Solo host and solo practitioner, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, talks to Alex Vega, a law firm consultant with The Vega Firm.  Alex shares his...

Apr 30, 2012

Solos, Structured Settlements, & Medicare Set-Asides

Solo attorneys need to know what is happening in the structured settlement industry for a more successful practice.  New Solo host, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner looks to the experts, Ringler Associates Consultant Peter Early, and Vincent Polinsky, Director of Operations at Ringler Medicare Solutions, to explain the evolving role of the structured...

Mar 30, 2012

It’s a Blog Eat Blog World: Legal Blogs and the Solo Practitioner

Are you looking to start your own blog but don’t know where to begin? New Solo host, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association joins legal blogger, legal technology guru and co-host of Legal Talk Network’s Lawyer2Lawyer, Attorney Bob Ambrogi,...

Feb 28, 2012

Helpful Tips for Women Solo Practitioners

New Solo host, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association is joined by Attorney Melissa Conner, from the Conner Law Offices out of Boston, Massachusetts, to spotlight women solos.  Melissa shares her recommendations on everything from which organizations female attorneys...

Jan 31, 2012

How Pro Bono Can be a Market Strategy for Solos and Law Students

Solos and Law Students—have you considered Pro Bono as an investment?  It can expand your client base and knowledge, open doors for employment and networking, and enrich your standing in the community.  New Solo host, Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts...

Dec 29, 2011

Blogging, Branding & Marketing for Solos

New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, joins Frank A. Cseke, a Fort Collins, Colorado-based attorney and founder of the blog, The Solo Lawyer, to discuss some hot topics in the solo attorney community. Kyle & Frank take...

Nov 29, 2011

How Solos Can Build an International Law Practice

Are you looking to build your international law practice? New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, joins Attorney Charles Whittier from the Whittier Law Firm, to talk about how solo attorneys can develop international law as a private...

Oct 27, 2011

Using Technology to Provide Better Client Service

Looking for innovative, practical solutions to improve client services?  New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, joins Catherine Sanders Reach, Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center, to highlight the many ways you can use...

Sep 30, 2011

Building your Client Portfolio

Want to know how you can build your client portfolio? New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, joins marketing expert, Richard DeLuca, Principal of MarketerAtLaw.com, to offer tips on how to build a solid client base. Rich talks about the approach...

Aug 31, 2011

New Lawyers and Business Etiquette

Online profiles and posts, email  and smartphone etiquette, courtroom attire and socializing with co-counsel – what to do?  These are just some of the areas of interest and concern for new lawyers in an ever changing legal business environment. New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division...

Jul 29, 2011

Navigating Bar Associations

Are you looking to get more actively involved in your Bar Association? In this July edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner from Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, is joined by Scott Heidorn, an associate in the Boston office of Campbell...

Jun 29, 2011

Successfully Manage Legal Clients

Good clients are essential to any growing business. As a lawyer, what is the best way to manage your clients? In this June edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner from Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association is joined by solo attorney,...

May 26, 2011

Alternative Law Office Arrangements

How do you create a successful virtual law practice? In this May edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner from Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association welcomes Attorney Andrea J. Hable, to talk about her unique practice.  Andrea discusses her alternative office...

Apr 12, 2011

A Generation Y Solo and the Micro Law Office

What steps should you take to have a successful micro law office?  In this edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner from Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, welcomes Gen Y Solo, Attorney Rachel Rodgers, owner and principal attorney at Rachel Rodgers...

Mar 9, 2011

A Solo Practitioner’s Unfair Marketing Advantage: Social Media

How can a solo attorney effectively use social media?  In this edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner out of Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, welcomes Attorney Carolyn Elefant, to take a look at a solo practitioner’s unfair marketing advantage when...

Feb 4, 2011

Transitioning from Law Student to Lawyer

In this edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner out of Springfield, MA and chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, welcomes Attorney Ursula Furi-Perry, Professor from the Massachusetts School of Law, to focus on transitioning from law student to lawyer. Kyle and Ursula take a look at...

Jan 13, 2011

New Lawyer: New Solo

So you’re hanging a shingle – now what? In this debut edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner out of Springfield, MA and chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, welcomes Attorney Gabriel Cheong, the principal attorney of Infinity Law Group LLC, to talk about some of the...

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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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