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 […]

Give It Away or Name It! Family Fights Avoided.

  “The pearl only weighs the oyster down.” ― Marty Rubin Here are some tips that can help you avoid battles in probate court. Clearly Identify Who Gets The Gift First, things which have personal significance to survivors need to be identified and either given away while the owner is still alive or designated without ambiguity for distribution […]

Can’t Decide What Area Of Practice is Lucrative? What is the matter with you?- they are everywhere. . . .

With each leaf that falls, the landscape below changes. Use that change to your advantage. Almost everyday that I meet with my students I have a new proposal for specialization. “Niche Practice” is not new. In fact, it is promoted everywhere I look. But, there is good reason for this. Why labor trying to keep up […]

Most Popular Markets for Lawyers!?

If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.  – Abraham Maslow Recently, a question posed by one of my students to an experienced and very successful new solo practitioner went something like this; “Where I plan to set up my practice, it is saturated with attorneys. Should I open […]