Success as a New Solo – Five Essentials!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson You just passed the Bar and now you have a license to practice law. If you want long term success, here are what I believe are the top five essential ingredients for a […]

Five Surefire Ways To Wind Down Without Cashing Out. . . . .

  Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.                   –  Robert Louis Stevenson First, fail to plan for transition. This is where most practitioners miss the boat. They figure that they will wind down and gradually disappear into the sunset. […]

If You Want Insider Knowledge Go To The Court Clerks! Really. . . .

Do you want to gain insight into the inner workings of the legal system where you want to practice? In preparing my students for practice, I tell them to go to the court clerks of any legal jurisdiction to get the “skinny” on who they might want to associate with and who they might want […]

Natural Enthusiasm Isn’t So Natural

In an earlier post, I described what I believe to be six characteristics of successful solos from my experience coaching students and graduates in their business start-ups as solo practitioners. fearlessness work ethic interpersonal skills (Carnegie skills) imagination/creativity ability to get work done on time natural enthusiasm   The last quality in the list is […]