Solo http://soloincolo.com/?p=3591 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/Tg5MEQQg2n4/holiday-networking-gift-giving Networking SSF Holiday Networking Party and Holiday Gift Giving Ideas Yes, December is here, and the CBA Solo Small Firm Holiday Networking party is just one week away! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Rathod &#124; Mohamedb­hai LLC  for some networking and holiday cheer. There is plenty of free street parking and the building is .7 miles from the light rail. Section [&#8230;] Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:24:26 Z http://soloincolo.com/holiday-networking-gift-giving#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3592" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday-300x151.jpg" alt="ssfholiday" width="300" height="151" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday-300x151.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SSFholiday.jpg 622w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Yes, December is here, and the <a href="http://www.cobar.org/Calendar/Event/sessionaltcd/SOSM120816">CBA Solo Small Firm Holiday Networking party</a> is just one week away! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Laundry+on+Lawrence/@39.759262,-104.9853607,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c791f8440a705:0xfd3b1425987ec135!8m2!3d39.759262!4d-104.983172">Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC</a>  for some networking and holiday cheer. There is plenty of free street parking and the building is .7 miles from the light rail.</p> <p>Section Member        $15.00<br /> Member +1 Guest     $20.00<br /> Member+ 2 Guests   $25.00<br /> Non-Member             $20.00</p> <p>Do you reside outside a 50 mile radius of Denver? Want to be included in the door prize drawing? Email <a href="mailto:sbertram@cobar.org">Sue Bertram</a>.</p> <p>While we are on the subject of the holidays, it&#8217;s time to think about thanking those who have supported you this past year. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/holiday-gift-ideas-small-law-firms-solo-practitioners-meranda-vieyra">Here</a> are some ideas for small law firms and solo practitioners to consider when deciding what to give to their clients and referral sources this holiday season.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="border-radius: 2px; text-indent: 20px; width: auto; padding: 0px 4px 0px 0px; text-align: center; font: bold 11px/20px 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #ffffff; background: #bd081c no-repeat scroll 3px 50% / 14px 14px; position: absolute; opacity: 1; z-index: 8675309; display: none; cursor: pointer;">Save</span></p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/Tg5MEQQg2n4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/holiday-networking-gift-giving/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/holiday-networking-gift-giving 2016-12-01 19:24 +00:00 2016-12-01 12:24 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3588 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/EesDAQAGSIg/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events Networking December Solo Small Firms Networking Events Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, [&#8230;] Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:17:27 Z http://soloincolo.com/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p>Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.</p> <p>We encourage you to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group. Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker! <a href="http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/CBA-Sections/Solo-Small-Firm-Practice">Click here</a> for more information.</p> <p>See below for December meetings, and don&#8217;t forget<span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong> the <a href="http://www.cobar.org/Calendar/Event/sessionaltcd/SOSM120816">SSF Holiday Networking Party</a>—Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rathod+Mohamedbhai+LLC/@39.7592707,-104.9854,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c78c4f0d2dc15:0x78e6bebb9de0cd9e!8m2!3d39.7592707!4d-104.9832113">Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC</a>.</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – Tuesday, Dec. 6<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am (reservation in the name of D.A. Bertram)</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>1884 Restaurant (2nd Floor) inside the Denver Athletic Club, </strong>1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, (303) 534-1211</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> D.A. Bertram, (303) 871-9300, <a href="mailto:da@bertramlaw.net">da@bertramlaw.net</a></li> <li><em>First Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Continental Divide Area — Tuesday, Dec. 6</strong><br /> <em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Greco&#8217;s Pastaria, </strong>311 E. Main St., Frisco<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sandra Nettleton, (720) 232-0367, <a href="mailto:sandra@nettletonlaw.com">sandra@nettletonlaw.com</a><br /> ***<em>Please RSVP if you plan to attend.<br /> </em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Colorado Springs – Wednesday, Dec. 7<br /> </strong><em>Lunch at 11:30 a.m. </em>Topic: <em>Staying Sane in the Legal Profession presented by Sarah Myers of Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program</em>. Approved for 1 General CLE credit.</p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, upstairs, </strong>21 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, (719) 385-0766</span></li> <li><strong>New! <a href="http://www.elpasocountybar.org/event-registration/?ee=25">Registering</a></strong> is the <strong><u>only</u></strong> way to get the CLE affidavit and program materials.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Tomasz Stasiuk, (719) 359-9311, <a href="mailto:JCD@DuveLaw.com">tomasz@stasiukfirm.com</a></span></li> <li><em>First Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><span id="subPage3496"><strong>North Metro Area – Thursday, Dec. 8<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 6 pm</em></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>LODO’s Bar &amp; Grill </strong>3053 W 104th Ave, Westminster, (303)635-8025.</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Bill O’Meara, (303) 298-9888, <a href="mailto:wpomeara@klaaslaw.com">wpomeara@klaaslaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Second Thursday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Westminster<em>—</em>Friday, Dec. 9<br /> </strong><em>B</em><em>reakfast </em><em>at 7:30 am</em><strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Delectable Egg (reservation under Lauren da Cunha)</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong>, </strong>1005 W. 120th Ave, Westminster, (303) 451-7227<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Lauren da Cunha, (720) 551-1851, <a href="mailto:lauren@dacunhalaw.com">lauren@dacunhalaw.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – No December Meeting<br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Denver Tech Center Area<em>—</em>Wednesday, Dec. 14<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em><strong><span id="subPage3496"></span><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Bar Louie, </strong>8000 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, (720) 213-7080</span></li> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Please join the Meetup group and <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Bar-Association-Solo-and-Small-Law-Firm-Happy-Hour/">RSVP</a>.</strong></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Laurinda Frederick, (720) 344-9623, <a href="mailto:lcfrederick@gmail.com">lcfrederick@gmail.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>West Denver Metro Area (Jeffco) – Wednesday, Dec. 14<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>Mimi’s Café, </strong>14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden, 303-384-9350.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sarah L. Hostetter, (303) 274-2700, <a href="mailto:slhostetter@qwestoffice.net">slhostetter@qwestoffice.net</a></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Boulder<em>—</em>Tuesday, Dec. 20<br /> </strong><em>Lunch at noon</em> (Reservation in the name of Graham Fuller)<strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Carelli&#8217;s of Boulder, </strong>645 30th St., Boulder, (303) 938-9300</span><span id="subPage3496"></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Graham Fuller, (303) 442-0802, <a href="mailto:graham@southboulderlaw.com">graham@southboulderlaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Third Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Cherry Creek/Glendale</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong> – Friday, FEBRUARY 7<br /> </strong><em>Brown Bag Lunch at 12 pm.</em> Topic: <em>TBD</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Ptarmigan Building </strong>, 3773 Chery Creek North Drive, Ste 575, Denver</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Amy Symons, amy@symons-law.com</li> <li><em>Third Friday quarterly, location may change</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>W.O.L.F. Pack (Women Owned Law Firms) – December 7<br /> </strong></p> <p>Quarterly networking events for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The <a href="http://www.thedenvertearoom.com/">Denver Tea Room</a>, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210. Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), which include delicious teas, petite sweets and savories. Cash bar. Space is limited, please <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wolf-women-owned-law-firm-networking-group-tickets-27763941697">purchase your ticket in advance.</a> Select WOLF Pack Tea Salon. This event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have special dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian meals, please contact the owner and chef, Margo Seymour, directly at (303) 321-2236.</p> <p>Questions about W.O.L.F. Pack events? Contact Kimberly Utesch at (720) 907-4491 or <a href="mailto:kim@uteschlaw.com">kim@uteschlaw.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/EesDAQAGSIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/december-solo-small-firms-networking-events 2016-11-29 22:17 +00:00 2016-11-29 15:17 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3584 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/nckhz87H5fw/novembers-best-blogs Marketing Practice Management Technology November’s Best of the Blogs We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month. Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one. Quick Tips Three Microsoft Word Ninja Features from Attorney at Work Five Tech Tips to Make You a [&#8230;] Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:37:46 Z http://soloincolo.com/novembers-best-blogs#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p>We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.</p> <p>Please let <a href="mailto:adrago@cobar.org">us know</a> if you feel we are missing a particularly good one.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="536"><strong>Quick Tips</strong></td> <td rowspan="4"></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8603/24/">Three Microsoft Word Ninja Features</a> from Attorney at Work</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8604/25/">Five Tech Tips to Make You a Better Lawyer</a> from FindLaw</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8605/26/">Separating Word Document Information in Excel</a> from Mission Critical</li> <li>For more tips, check out Reba’s <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/7823/27/">Tips of the Week</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Product Reviews</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8606/28/">PDFpen Scan+</a> from Apps in Law</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8607/29/">Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner</a> from PaperlessChase.com</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8608/30/">Apple iOS 10</a> from The American Lawyer</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8609/31/">Amazon Echo</a> from cnet</li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Technology</p> <p></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>5 Tech Issues Lawyers Should Be Prepared to Discuss With Clients </strong></p> <p><em>Casey C. Sullivan, FindLaw</em><br /> You’re an attorney, not the IT guy, and when it comes to most tech issues, clients usually know to go to (nerdier) experts. But with so many tech problems having legal implications today, you still have to be versed in common tech issues. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8610/32/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>The Lawyer’s Guide to a Well-Appointed iPad</strong></p> <p><em>Multiple Contributors, Apps in Law</em><br /> A free e-book created by several lawyers who use iPads effectively in their practice. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8611/33/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Password Managers Are for Everyone—Including You</strong></p> <p><em>Staff, The WireCutter</em><br /> You have to deal with a staggering number of passwords nowadays. So it’s not surprising that many people reuse simple, easily guessed passwords across multiple sites. It’s easy to increase your account security without needing to remember dozens of long strings of gibberish. Enter the password manager. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8612/34/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Marketing</p> <p></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Facebook May be The Most Important Social Network for Lawyers </strong></p> <p><em>Kevin O’Keefe, Lexblog</em><br /> Lawyers often dismiss Facebook for purposes of business and professional development. Lawyers and law firms look to LinkedIn first when it comes to business development. But per a national survey released by the Pew Research Center, Facebook is America’s most popular social networking platform by a substantial margin. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8431/35/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How to Network Like You Mean It</strong></p> <p><em>Julie Wilcox, Lawyerist.com</em><br /> A colleague used to tell me, “They call it net<em>working</em> for a reason.” I would politely laugh, then walk away and remind myself to never, ever go to another networking event again. Networking is hard because it can be no different than a bad date. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8613/36/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Developing The Right Keyword Strategy For Your Law Firm Website</strong></p> <p><em><span data-reactid=".1.0">Michael Miceli, Legal Productivity</span></em><br /> When it comes to your website, focusing on the right keywords can mean the difference between success and failure. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8614/37/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Miscellaneous</p> <p></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How To Get Client Feedback That You Can Use</strong></p> <p><em>Lynn Luong, Small Firm Center</em><br /> Existing clients can provide valuable information about your law firm and the legal services you provide. Tapping into that information can help you improve your business and attract more clients. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8615/39/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Building a Mid-Sized Firm and Going Out on My Own</strong></p> <p><em>Christine Swenson, Solo in Colo</em><br /> For entrepreneurs, Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” is one of the most powerful concepts in business today. Rather than focus on the external product or service being produced, Sinek encourages everyone to begin with one’s own internal motivation. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8527/91/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>The Decline and Renewal of the “General Practice, Solo and Small Firm” Lawyer</strong></p> <p><em>Jordan Furlong, Lawyerist.com</em><br /> When I first joined my local bar association back in the mid-1990s, I noticed there was a large interest group devoted to “General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Lawyers.” It made sense to me, at the time, but it makes less sense today. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/106059/9102096/8616/92/">Read more</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/nckhz87H5fw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/novembers-best-blogs/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/novembers-best-blogs 2016-11-22 17:37 +00:00 2016-11-22 10:37 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3578 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/lfHEmkazguA/criteria-many-people-evaluate-selecting-attorney Marketing Criteria that Many People Evaluate Before Selecting an Attorney What causes a prospective client choose you over another attorney? Is it your office location? Your fee structure? The number of years you have been practicing law? It’s possible that your potential clients are, in fact, concerned about the location of your office, your fees, and your professional experience. However, it’s likely that prospective clients [&#8230;] Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:14:08 Z http://soloincolo.com/criteria-many-people-evaluate-selecting-attorney#respond Melanie Fischer <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clients1.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-3117" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clients1-300x200.jpg" alt="Business meeting" width="446" height="297" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clients1-300x200.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clients1-768x511.jpg 768w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clients1-1024x682.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 446px) 100vw, 446px" /></a></p> <p>What causes a prospective client choose you over another attorney? Is it your office location? Your fee structure? The number of years you have been practicing law?</p> <p>It’s possible that your potential clients are, in fact, concerned about the location of your office, your fees, and your professional experience. However, it’s likely that prospective clients will also evaluate other criteria before selecting you as their attorney.</p> <p>When people need an attorney, they often ask their friends, relatives, and co-workers for a referral. Word-of-mouth referrals can be an excellent resource for solo attorneys. But a referral does not necessarily mean that prospective clients will choose you.</p> <p>No matter how prospective clients find your name, it’s important to remember that they are seeking an attorney who they absolutely believe can help them.</p> <p><strong>Following are some of the most common criteria that people evaluate before selecting an attorney:</strong></p> <p><strong>Free vs. Fee-Based Initial Consultation. </strong>Prospective clients can be drawn to an attorney who offers a free initial consultation. On the other hand, many attorneys believe that more serious prospects are willing to pay a fee for their first meeting. There are pros and cons to offering a free vs. a fee-based initial consultation. The important thing is to be as consistent as possible.</p> <p><strong>First Impression. </strong>You’ve certainly heard the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is true in just about all scenarios. If you are late, if your office is messy, or if you are dressed too casually for your initial meeting with a prospective client, the result can be a negative first impression – which might be difficult to reverse.</p> <p><strong>Trust and Honesty. </strong>Do you portray trustworthiness and honesty when you meet with prospective clients? Most people want to hire an attorney who exudes confidence and demonstrates high ethical standards.</p> <p><strong>Open Communication and Response Time. </strong>Prospective clients want to know that the attorney they are considering is someone who listens and responds to their questions and concerns. When potential new clients contact your office for the first time, they want to receive a response in a timely fashion.</p> <p><strong>Online Reviews. </strong>It’s easier than ever to seek reviews of a law firm via numerous online sources. If there are a slew of negative online reviews posted about your firm, this can affect your ability to gain new clients. Prospects who see online reviews are interested in how you responded to the reviews – no matter if the comments were positive or negative.</p> <p><strong>Your Website. </strong>A website allows prospective clients to take a small glimpse inside of your law practice. If your website is up-to-date, organized, and filled with useful information, it can have a positive impression on prospective clients – and can encourage them to contact your office for an initial consultation.</p> <p>As a solo attorney, you want to attract the best possible clients to your firm. The most effective way to accomplish this is to understand, in advance, what most people evaluate when they “shop” for an attorney.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/lfHEmkazguA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/criteria-many-people-evaluate-selecting-attorney/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/criteria-many-people-evaluate-selecting-attorney 2016-11-15 15:14 +00:00 2016-11-15 08:14 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3574 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/WN-NuG3QtKI/free-webinar-seven-steps-going-solo-tuesday-nov-15 Practice Management FREE Webinar—Seven Steps to Going Solo—Tuesday, Nov. 15 Every lawyer—at some point—considers opening their own law firm. Running your own practice means your name is on the letterhead. There are no partners to placate, and all the proceeds go directly into your pocket. It’s every lawyer’s dream. However, there’s more to running a law firm than practicing law. In addition to being a [&#8230;] Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:48:10 Z http://soloincolo.com/free-webinar-seven-steps-going-solo-tuesday-nov-15#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3114" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar-300x200.jpg" alt="Edulastic-Webinar" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar-300x200.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar-768x512.jpg 768w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar-1024x683.jpg 1024w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Edulastic-Webinar.jpg 1542w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Every lawyer—at some point—considers opening their own law firm. Running your own practice means your name is on the letterhead. There are no partners to placate, and all the proceeds go directly into your pocket. It’s every lawyer’s dream.</p> <p>However, there’s more to running a law firm than practicing law. In addition to being a diligent lawyer, you need to be business-savvy, and corporate acumen is conspicuously absent from most law school curricula. You need a business plan that will help you start a strong law firm.</p> <p>Join CBA member benefit provider Clio, and their Lawyer in Residence Joshua Lenon, as he looks at the seven steps every lawyer should take before opening their own law firm. Each step will help you focus your efforts and improve your firm’s crucial first year. Learn about:</p> <ul> <li>Managing overhead expenses</li> <li>Business development tactics for first-year law firms</li> <li>Legal tools for research and templates</li> <li>Lessons learned from successful law firms</li> </ul> <p>Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.  <a href="https://landing.goclio.com/how-to-start-your-own-law-firm.html?utm_source=Twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=Organic_Social_SYOLF_Web">Click here</a> for more information and to sign up.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/WN-NuG3QtKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/free-webinar-seven-steps-going-solo-tuesday-nov-15/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/free-webinar-seven-steps-going-solo-tuesday-nov-15 2016-11-10 18:48 +00:00 2016-11-10 11:48 -07:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3569 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/OFDKSHkArvA/icces-training-monday-nov-7 Technology ICCES Training — Monday, Nov. 7 Integrated Colorado Courts E-filing System (ICCES) allows attorneys to e-file into civil, criminal (in limited districts), domestic, water, probate, and appellate court (Court of Appeals and Supreme Court) cases. ICCES also currently allows pro se users to e-file small claims cases in Adams and Jefferson counties. The next ICCES training session on how to e-serve and e-file [&#8230;] Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:24:37 Z http://soloincolo.com/icces-training-monday-nov-7#respond Alexa Drago <p></p><p><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/icces.gif"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3570" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/icces.gif" alt="icces" width="237" height="90" /></a>Integrated Colorado Courts E-filing System (ICCES) allows attorneys to e-file into civil, criminal (in <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Administration/JBITS/PAS_ICCES/Criminal_EFiling_Timeline.pdf" target="_blank">limited</a> districts), domestic, water, probate, and appellate court (Court of Appeals and Supreme Court) cases. ICCES also currently allows <em>pro se</em> users to e-file small claims cases in Adams and Jefferson counties.</p> <p>The next ICCES <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105495/9004961/8528/35/">training session</a> on how to e-serve and e-file documents with the Colorado Courts will be held on Monday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/OFDKSHkArvA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/icces-training-monday-nov-7/feed 0 http://soloincolo.com/icces-training-monday-nov-7 2016-11-03 16:24 +00:00 2016-11-03 10:24 -06:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3564 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/i-NZUJqyVto/right-personality-succeed-solo-attorney Life-Work Balance Do You Have the Right Personality to Succeed as a Solo Attorney? When you were a child, did you ever argue with your parents or siblings? Did you protest doing things that you did not want to do? Were you loud and demanding – and never accepted “no” for an answer? In response to your childhood personality, did your parents ever say, “Wow! You are going to [&#8230;] Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:51:19 Z Melanie Fischer <p></p><p>When you were a child, did you ever argue with your parents or siblings? Did you protest doing things that you did not want to do? Were you loud and demanding – and never accepted “no” for an answer?</p> <p>In response to your childhood personality, did your parents ever say, <strong><em>“Wow! You are going to make a great attorney someday!”</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em> </em></strong>If so, your parents might have been on to something.</p> <p>But, truth be told, not all children that are stubborn and argumentative are destined to become attorneys.</p> <p>Conversely, not all quiet and reserved children are destined to become attorneys either.</p> <p>In reality, your personality may have absolutely nothing to do with your ability to succeed and prosper as an attorney. The legal industry is made up of all types of people with all types of dispositions and temperaments.</p> <p>No matter how you, a client, a stranger, or even a Myers-Briggs test defines your personality &#8211; there is an excellent chance that you can succeed as an attorney – so long as you are motivated and determined to make it professionally.</p> <p>Instead of focusing on your specific personality traits to determine whether you have a chance at flourishing as an attorney, it makes more sense to concentrate on your attitude and your approach to a solo attorney career.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/lawquestion.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3567" src="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/lawquestion-300x200.jpg" alt="lawquestion" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/lawquestion-300x200.jpg 300w, http://soloincolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/lawquestion.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>Are you an entrepreneur at heart?</strong> As a solo attorney, you’re not just an attorney. You’re also a small business owner. Does the thought of owning your own business make you feel excited and happy? The most successful small business owners are those with a full commitment to managing and growing their organization into one that is productive and profitable.</p> <p><strong>Are you willing to work hard and go the extra mile to guarantee the success of your law firm?</strong> If you are in the beginning stages of building a solo law practice, it’s important to understand and accept that the process can be lengthy and challenging. Success requires time and effort – even more so than that required as an employee of a demanding law firm. If you are a solo attorney who has been in business for yourself for several years, it’s essential to remain committed to customer service and to make changes, if necessary, for the benefit of your firm’s ultimate success.</p> <p><strong>Are you able to remain positive – even when things look bleak?</strong> No matter the industry, most small business owners face financial ups and downs over the course of time. Many solo attorneys encounter days or weeks when business seems slower than normal. Occasionally, you might lose big client. Furthermore, the country’s economy can directly impact your business. When this occurs, your outlook can turn from positive and enthusiastic to negative and pessimistic. When business is slow, it’s important to remain confident and to keep a composed attitude.</p> <p>Remember that it’s not so much your personality that dictates whether you will succeed as a solo attorney. It’s your determination, drive, and ability to pursue your career with persistence and purpose.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/i-NZUJqyVto" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/right-personality-succeed-solo-attorney 2016-11-01 17:51 +00:00 2016-11-01 11:51 -06:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3557 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/ClGQQZRm_cY/november-solo-small-firm-networking-events Networking November Solo Small Firm Networking Events Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, [&#8230;] Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:31:38 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p>Solo Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just Solo Small Firm Section members, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.</p> <p>We encourage you to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group. Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker! <a href="http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/CBA-Sections/Solo-Small-Firm-Practice">Click here</a> for more information.</p> <p>See below for November meetings, and please <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>save the date for the SSF Holiday Networking Party—Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rathod+Mohamedbhai+LLC/@39.7592707,-104.9854,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x876c78c4f0d2dc15:0x78e6bebb9de0cd9e!8m2!3d39.7592707!4d-104.9832113">Rathod | Mohamedb­hai LLC</a>.</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – Tuesday, Nov. 1<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am (reservation in the name of D.A. Bertram)</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>1884 Restaurant (2nd Floor) inside the Denver Athletic Club, </strong>1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, (303) 534-1211</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> D.A. Bertram, (303) 871-9300, <a href="mailto:da@bertramlaw.net">da@bertramlaw.net</a></li> <li><em>First Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Colorado Springs – Wednesday, Nov. 2<br /> </strong><em>Lunch at 11:30 a.m. </em>Topic: <em>Casemaker Training presented by Reba Nance</em>. Applied for 1 General CLE credit.<br /> <span id="subPage3496"></span></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, upstairs, </strong>21 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, (719) 385-0766</span></li> <li><strong>New! <a href="http://www.elpasocountybar.org/event-registration/?ee=25">Registering</a></strong> is the <strong><u>only</u></strong> way to get the CLE affidavit and program materials.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Tomasz Stasiuk, (719) 359-9311, <a href="mailto:JCD@DuveLaw.com">tomasz@stasiukfirm.com</a></span></li> <li><em>First Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Continental Divide Area — Tuesday, Nov. 8</strong><br /> <em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Greco&#8217;s Pastaria, </strong>311 E. Main St., Frisco<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sandra Nettleton, (720) 232-0367, <a href="mailto:sandra@nettletonlaw.com">sandra@nettletonlaw.com</a><br /> ***<em>Please RSVP if you plan to attend.<br /> </em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Downtown Denver – Tuesday, Nov. 8 &#8211; <span style="color: #ff0000;">Venue change for November</span><br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 5:00 pm</em></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"></span><span id="subPage3496"><strong>The Offices of Rathod and Mohamedbhai LLC, </strong><em>2701 Lawrence Street (&#8220;The Laundry&#8221;)</em></span><span id="subPage3496"></span></li> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Please join the Meetup group and <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Bar-Association-Solo-and-Small-Law-Firm-Happy-Hour/">RSVP</a>.<br /> </strong></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Paul Miller, (303) 900-2529, <a href="mailto:paul@pmillerlawoffice.com">paul@pmillerlawoffice.com</a></li> <li><em>Second Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Denver Tech Center Area<em>—</em>Wednesday, Nov. 9<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em><strong><span id="subPage3496"></span><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Bar Louie, </strong>8000 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, (720) 213-7080</span></li> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Please join the Meetup group and <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Bar-Association-Solo-and-Small-Law-Firm-Happy-Hour/">RSVP</a>.</strong></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Laurinda Frederick, (720) 344-9623, <a href="mailto:lcfrederick@gmail.com">lcfrederick@gmail.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>West Denver Metro Area (Jeffco) – Wednesday, Nov. 9<br /> </strong><em>Breakfast at 7:30 am</em></p> <ul> <li><strong>Mimi’s Café, </strong>14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden, 303-384-9350.</li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Sarah L. Hostetter, (303) 274-2700, <a href="mailto:slhostetter@qwestoffice.net">slhostetter@qwestoffice.net</a></li> <li><em>Second Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><span id="subPage3496"><strong>North Metro Area – Thursday, Nov. 10<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 6 pm</em></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>LODO’s Bar &amp; Grill </strong>3053 W 104th Ave, Westminster, (303)635-8025.</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Bill O’Meara, (303) 298-9888, <a href="mailto:wpomeara@klaaslaw.com">wpomeara@klaaslaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Second Thursday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Westminster<em>—</em>Friday, Nov. 11<br /> </strong><em>B</em><em>reakfast </em><em>at 7:30 am</em><strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Delectable Egg (reservation under Lauren da Cunha)</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong>, </strong>1005 W. 120th Ave, Westminster, (303) 451-7227<br /> </span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <span id="subPage3496">Lauren da Cunha, (720) 551-1851, <a href="mailto:lauren@dacunhalaw.com">lauren@dacunhalaw.com</a></span></li> <li><em>Second Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Boulder<em>—</em>Tuesday, Nov. 15—<span style="color: #ff0000;">New Networking Group</span><br /> </strong><em>Lunch at noon</em><strong><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Carelli&#8217;s of Boulder, </strong>645 30th St., Boulder, (303) 938-9300</span><span id="subPage3496"></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Graham Fuller, (303) 442-0802, <a href="mailto:graham@southboulderlaw.com">graham@southboulderlaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Third Tuesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>South Metro<em>—</em>Wednesday, Nov. 16<br /> </strong><em>Happy Hour at 5:30 pm</em><strong><span id="subPage3496"></span><br /> </strong></p> <ul> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Fox and Hound Smokehouse and Tavern, </strong>9239 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, (720) 875-9161</span></li> <li><span id="subPage3496"><strong>Please join the Meetup group and <a href="http://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Bar-Association-Solo-and-Small-Law-Firm-Happy-Hour/events/232065547/">RSVP</a>.</strong></span></li> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> Kimberly Utesch, (720) 907-4491, <a href="mailto:kim@uteschlaw.com">kim@uteschlaw.com</a></li> <li><em>Third Wednesday of every month</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Cherry Creek/Glendale</strong><span id="subPage3496"><strong> – Friday, Nov. 18<br /> </strong><em>Brown Bag Lunch at 12 pm.</em> Topic: <em>CAMP (Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program)</em><strong><em>, </em></strong><em>presented by Ryann Peyton, Director of CAMP. </em>Approved for one general and one ethics.<strong><em><br /> </em></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><strong>The Ptarmigan Building </strong>, 3773 Chery Creek North Drive, Ste 575, Denver</li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: Amy Symons, amy@symons-law.com</li> <li><em>Third Friday quarterly, location may change</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>W.O.L.F. Pack (Women Owned Law Firms) – December 7<br /> </strong></p> <p>Quarterly networking events for women who own (or are thinking about starting) their own law firms. Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Denver Tea Room, 1165 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (<a href="http://www.thedenvertearoom.com/">thedenvertearoom.com/</a>). Tickets are $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity), which include delicious teas, petite sweets and savories. Cash bar. Space is limited, please purchase your ticket in advance at: <a href="http://www.thedenvertearoom.com/shop/wolf-women-owned-law-firms-pack-tea-feb25-2015">www.eventbrite.com</a>. Select WOLF Pack Tea Salon. This event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have special dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian meals, please contact the owner and chef, Margo Seymour, directly at (303) 321-2236.</p> <p>Questions about W.O.L.F. Pack events? Contact Kimberly Utesch at (720) 907-4491 or <a href="mailto:kim@uteschlaw.com">kim@uteschlaw.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/ClGQQZRm_cY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/november-solo-small-firm-networking-events 2016-10-28 14:31 +00:00 2016-10-28 08:31 -06:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3548 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/lFMg7uuwiFI/octobers-best-blogs Marketing Practice Management Technology October’s Best of the Blogs We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month. Please let us know if you feel we are missing a particularly good one. Quick Tips Restrict Others from Formatting in Microsoft Word from Lawyerist.com 5 Options You’ll Want to Re-Set in [&#8230;] Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:52:45 Z Alexa Drago <p></p><p>We know you are busy! So we read through numerous blog posts and find the best ones to share with you each month.</p> <p>Please let <a href="mailto:adrago@cobar.org">us know</a> if you feel we are missing a particularly good one.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="536"><strong>Quick Tips</strong></td> <td rowspan="4"></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8495/24/">Restrict Others from Formatting in Microsoft Word</a> from Lawyerist.com</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8496/25/">5 Options You’ll Want to Re-Set in Word</a> from Legal Office Guru</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8497/26/">Outlook:Adding Columns to the Reading Pane</a> from Mission Critical</li> <li>For more tips, check out Reba’s <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/7823/27/">Tips of the Week</a></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>Product Reviews</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <ul> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8498/28/">New Dropbox Features</a> from Macsparky</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8499/29/">SanDisk 200GB Connect USB Drive</a> from FutureLawyer</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8500/30/">Read Quick</a> from Apps in Law</li> <li><a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8501/31/">Lumsing Dual Port USB and USB-C Charger</a> from iPhone J.D.</li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <h3><strong>Technology</strong></h3> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>A Podcast for All Lawyers Who Use Apple Mobile Devices</strong></p> <p><em>Podcast, Legal Talk Network</em><br /> If you have any Apple devices or your Samsung phone just exploded, I recommend that you try out this podcast. I learned a significant amount about cool apps to use and features my phone already has that I’m not utilizing. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8502/32/">Read more and listen here</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Clouds and Dirt: Tips from Clio Cloud Conference 2016</strong></p> <p><em>Joan Feldman, Attorney at Work</em><br /> The metaphor of “clouds and dirt” is a pretty good way to describe the Silicon Valley inspired, high-energy ClioCon, which delivers sessions that motivate lawyers to reach far beyond the status quo in their businesses, alongside sessions that dig deep into using technology to actually work on big ideas. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8503/33/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Metadata Management and Daily Best Practices</strong></p> <p><em>Podcast, Legal Talk Network</em><br /> In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with PayneGroup CEO Donna Payne about ways attorneys can better handle their metadata. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8504/34/">Read more and listen here</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <h3><strong>Marketing</strong></h3> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How Lawyers Can Maximize Their Presence on LinkedIn in Five Smart Steps </strong></p> <p><em>Meranda Vieyra, The Docket</em><br /> LinkedIn is essentially a 24/7 networking event, and the possibilities for generating business through this platform are out there for all legal practice areas. So the question for lawyers is not why to use LinkedIn but how. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8431/35/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How to Run Your Law Firm Like a Business</strong></p> <p><em>Stephen Fairley, The Rainmaker Blog</em><br /> You may have become interested in the law as a noble profession, but to break the seven-figure barrier, you must run your law firm like a business. As a solo practitioner or the owner of a small law firm, your primary focus – after gaining competency as an attorney — is to understand and apply the key principles of business development, operations, management and law firm marketing every single day. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8505/36/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <h3><strong>Miscellaneous</strong></h3> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Law Firm Client Relations: How To Deescalate Irate Clients</strong></p> <p><em>Jane Oxley, Above the Law</em><br /> Work as an attorney long enough and you’re bound to run into your fair share of irate clients. But how do you handle angry clients without getting pulled into an all out argument? Let’s take a look at a few tips for deescalating irate clients and keeping calm under fire. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8507/38/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>Simple Ways to Check and Improve the Readability of Your Legal Writing</strong></p> <p><em>Casey Sullivan, FindLaw</em><br /> Good writing is often simple writing. That maxim works as well for legal writing as it does for ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’ But as lawyers, it’s easy to let simplicity get lost under a pile of legal complexities, terms of art, and subordinate clause after subordinate clause. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8508/39/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>New Ways For Solos To Fish For A Niche</strong></p> <p><em>Carolyn Elefant, Above the Law</em><br /> By now, you’ve heard, ad nauseam no doubt, the pitch for starting a niche practice. In this slide deck on niche practices, I listed the familiar benefits of niche practices for lawyers. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8509/91/">Read more</a>.</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><strong>How To Make Money As A Solo/Small Firm Attorney</strong></p> <p><em><span data-reactid=".1.0">Jeff Bennion, Above the Law</span></em><br /> According to the Above the Law’s Solo/Small Firm Compensation Report survey results, a little more than a quarter of solos who responded make less than $50,000. Making $50,000 a year while paying off student loans is tough. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of solo/small firm attorneys out there, or contemplating the jump, here’s what I’ve learned on how to be successful. <a href="http://lists.cobar.org/t/105255/8927993/8510/92/">Read more</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SoloInColo/~4/lFMg7uuwiFI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://soloincolo.com/octobers-best-blogs 2016-10-26 19:52 +00:00 2016-10-26 13:52 -06:00 http://soloincolo.com/?p=3544 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SoloInColo/~3/Z0FncTEAvNs/free-webinar-tuesday-oct-25-using-excel-windows-hyperlinks-document-review Technology Tech Tuesdays Webinar — Using Excel and Windows Hyperlinks for Document Review — is now online! Our Tech Tuesdays webinar from Oct. 25 is now online! Whether you have your own in-house document production system or a relationship with a good vendor, you may not have Casemap or other review programs that can help capture all of this information once it has been produced. 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