Being a solo practitioner is not easy. It is important for solo and small firm lawyers to ask questions about management and marketing in order to succeed. In this two part interview from Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice conference, Joe Patrice talks to Jared Correia, Nikki Black, Carolyn Elefant, and Jennifer Ellis about ways lawyers can leverage technology for success. Together, they discuss billing, cloud computing, management resources, wearable technology, ethics, and the overall encouragement needed to start a solo practice.
Jared Correia is the assistant director and senior law practice advisor at LOMAP, an organization that helps attorneys licensed, or soon to be, in Massachusetts to implement professional office practices and procedures. He is also a host of The Legal Toolkit on Legal Talk Network.
Nicole Black is a Rochester, New York attorney and the legal technology evangelist at MyCase.com, a law practice management software company. She has authored numerous articles and regularly speaks at conferences regarding the intersection of law, mobile computing and Internet-based technology.
Carolyn Elefant is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. with an energy regulatory practice and also a national author and speaker on solo and small firm law practice. In December 2002, Carolyn launched the blog, MyShingle.com – the longest running and most comprehensive blog on solo and small firm practice.
Jennifer Ellis is a legal ethics attorney with the Philadelphia firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC. A frequent author and speaker both in Pennsylvania and nationally, Jennifer lectures and writes on issues including social media, legal ethics, and technology for law firms.