As we all wait to see what comes next with COVID-19 as cities temporarily ban the gathering of large groups, entire businesses close down their physical locations and set their workers up remotely, entire school systems come to a halt, the NBA temporarily suspends its season, and many panic and rush to buy bottled[…]
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The idea of accountability is touted across all areas of self-improvement. Need to exercise? Have a workout partner waiting for you at the gym so you’ll be less likely to bail. Dieting? Do it with your partner so you’ll commiserate about the missed calories and encourage each other over Thanksgiving. Budgeting for the first time? Have a monthly budget meeting with an accountability partner.
Originally published on Lawyerist.com. It is no secret that lawyers do not take enough vacation. This is all the more true for solos, who are entirely responsible for the functioning of their firms. The need to take a break, though, cannot be overstated. Lawyers who fail to take time away from work are more likely[…]
There is so much to talk about from Clio Con 2019, including the Legal Trends Report. In this episode, Jack Newton stops by the Lawyers Gone Ethical recording booth. Resources Mentioned: Medium Article discussing Clio’s History 2019 Legal Trends Report Guest Info: Jack Newton – Twitter Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the[…]
LAWCLERK was started by three partners who saw a growth market in outsourced substantive legal work. Answers to ethics questions were critical to establishing a marketplace for lawyers seeking lawyer help on their substantive legal work. In this episode, Megan and guest Talitha Gray Kozlowski dive into the ethics issues facing lawyers who need some[…]
Megan was a true solo for a long time, then dabbled in having a bit of close-to-home help. A year ago, she took the leap of hiring a virtual team to help run her practice. After a year, she’s learned some important lessons that she shares in this episode. Among them: – Find the right[…]
While ADD and ADHD affect 4% of the general population, they impact 12% (or more) of lawyers. Marshall Lichty recently found out he is one of them, and he is on an exploratory mission to learn as much as he can about how lawyers can cope with ADD and ADHD and be successful. He is[…]
Lawyer for lawyers and their firms, Jonathan Hawkins, joins Megan in this episode to talk about the business side of law firms. Partnerships and other firms should have operating agreements in place, because without them, the inevitable breakup is ugly and messy. This is a great companion episode to Episode 75 on succession planning with[…]
Lawyerist is a community of forward-thinking lawyers, and its leadership team has written a book to help lawyers build their own small law firm of the future. In this episode, Megan sits down with co-author Stephanie Everett to talk about the book, why it was written, why change is coming to the legal profession, and[…]
Estate planning lawyer Dylan Hyatt joins Megan on this episode to talk about how to protect a solo lawyer’s biggest professional asset – their firm. Highlights include: What happens when a lawyer is suddenly incapacitated with no succession plan in place Why we need a succession plan, and it’s not only for sudden incapacity or[…]