Solo Practice University® Guest Lectures

Solo Practice University® Guest Lectures
By Solo Practice University®
About this podcast
An ever-growing library of guest lectures and interviews for solo lawyers and law students.
Latest episodes
Jan. 23, 2018
We ask the single most important question – can entrepreneurial (solo) lawyers fail and survive and go on to thrive? Our position, failure is not a bad thing. What matters is what you do after your failure.  This is jam-packed. Listen and learn. The audio is about 44 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/jared_nov8_2017.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking. Connect with Jared on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Dec. 11, 2017
While recorded over the summer, the sentiment remains the same over any stretch of downtime.  It is great to plan soft relaunches of your firm during slow periods.  Soft relaunches can include the announcement of a new employee, new website design, rebranding, any number of changes in your firm that give you a new marketing opportunity.  So, listen and learn.  (Oh, and enjoy Jared’s heavy breathing. He gets excited for these podcasts!!) Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®. The audio is about 35 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/jared_july122017_edit.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects
Nov. 9, 2017
  In an ever-expanding pool of Legal Technology Solutions, how do you pick the right technology for your solo/small firm practice?  How do you address the mandatory need for cybersecurity to prevent hacking and protect your clients’ data?  How do you protect your livelihood in a catastrophe? Chelsey’s knowledge will leave you a little breathless.  Listen to this jam-packed podcast before you download her incredible her free 100 page 2017 Legal Technology Buyer’s Guide .   The audio is about 50 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/chelsey_sept132017_edit.mp3Download (.MP3) Chelsey Lambert is Founder at Lex Tech Review, legal technology translated for the real world attorney. Her mission is to help attorneys, and legal professionals understand the technology that is available to them, how to use it, and the positive impacts it can have on their business. As a former Practice Management Advisor for the Chicago Bar Association, she is an expert in small law firm processes, marketing, technology, and law practice management education. Chelsey continues to speak and write for legal organizations across the US, on technology, hiring, marketing and small law firm best practices. She serves on the American Bar Association’s, Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division’s Technology Committee, the Law Practice Division’s Social Media Committee and the Executive Board of the Chicago Leadership Alliance. In her spare time, she enjoys a good yoga class, volunteering, and taking in the sunshine wherever her travels may take her. Connect with Chelsey on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
July 11, 2017
If you’ve wanted to create a virtual law practice, or ‘virtualize’ your law practice incrementally, this is the guest lecture for you.  Learn how to get started (and the rationale why) in this nearly hour long podcast filled with invaluable information. Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®. The audio is about 48 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/jared-april282017-edited.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking. Connect with Jar
May 30, 2017
It’s a recurring theme. You know you need to transition over to more automation in your practice.  You read the benefits. Lawyers you know can’t say enough about the time-savings. You watch them accessing their entire office from their smartphone with a tinge of jealousy but you can’t seem to move off the mark. Now you’ve got the added pressure of the clients demanding it, plus asking for lower costs for your services and you are getting squeezed.  Rules of Professional Conduct and ABA Opinions are putting further pressure on you labeling you ‘incompetent’ if you don’t get up to speed on all of it; e-discovery, electronic filings and more. Listen to this podcast featuring Katie MacKillop, the LEAP Sales Manager for New York and New Jersey, and understand why the only way to move forward in the practice of law is to function at your highest and best purpose. The only way to function at your highest and best purpose today is to automate your  law practice as much as possible. The audio is about 27 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/leap_may232017.mp3Download (.MP3)
April 17, 2017
What if you had to market your law firm without using any money? Literally: no money, at all. It turns out that you can develop a vibrant marketing plan without spending one cent. This guest lecture you will learn practical marketing tactics that you’ll be able to employ. Join us as we lay out specific networking and content marketing strategies to apply to your no-cost legal marketing. Some tips include: free & no-fee group networking, mentor development, volunteering as business development, using other people’s websites as a marketing channel, and how to calculate a return on investment when you’re not spending a dime! Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®. The audio is about 40 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jaredfeb162017-edited.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He lo
Feb. 6, 2017
In the late 90′s and definitely into the 21st century, the law firm fee structure is morphing and changing under tremendous pressure from clients and the economy.  But where do new solos (and some not-so-new) lawyers go to learn about the what fee structures are out there?  Jared and I discuss the pressures and those very fee structures.  Join us! Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®. The audio is about 39 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/jared-dec20-2016.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking. Connect with Jared on
Dec. 5, 2016
Have you ever been grieved?  The odds are you will.  You’ve planned for the actual process of addressing the grievance, maybe.  But odds are you’ve not planned for the emotions of being grieved and how it will impact you moving forward.  Join us as we talk more in depth about the root of the emotions surrounding a grievance, how it can negatively impact you and what you can do to work through them in a positive, pro-active way.  This is the companion podcast to OMG!  I’ve Been Grieved.  Now What? Here are links to Karen’s previous guest lectures:  Are You ‘Rest’ Impaired?, Are You An Imposter?,  Is Emotional and Physical Isolation As a Solo Killing You?, Embracing with the ‘F’ Word, and How To Stop Worrying About Money. The audio is about 27 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/karen-caffrey-nov172016.mp3Download (.MP3) For over 20 years, Karen Caffrey, JD, LPC, has provided counseling to lawyers in her private psychotherapy practice. She helps people recover from anxiety and depression, stress, trauma and addictions, and helps them learn how to live more open-hearted, satisfying lives. Karen is also a mental health provider for the Connecticut lawyer’s assistance program. Prior to her career as a psychotherapist, she practiced law for a decade in a Fortune 100 corporation and a private law firm. She understands that even highly successful, capable people can face life challenges for which they need help. Karen writes “Adoptees Ask…“, a column at the Door Opener Magazine Online, and is a grassroots advocate for the civil rights of adult adoptees. And she writes a column here on the Solo Practice University® Blog.
Oct. 17, 2016
How important is content marketing?  It’s actually incredibly important in today’s marketing environment for new (and seasoned lawyers).  Join us as we discuss what content marketing is, why it’s important, what are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to get good quality content into the universe, and what you should be writing about.  As always, it’s highly informative.  Join us! Jared receives countless questions from new solo lawyers and solos who have been in practice for decades but need advice on law practice management. We like to ask Jared what’s on lawyers’ minds as we have several times before. Jared also recently started teaching the course “Law Practice Management” and is a featured consultant here at Solo Practice University®. The audio is about 43 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/jared-oct13-2016.mp3Download (.MP3) Jared has written a new book called “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers“. You can learn more about the book or purchase it from the American Bar Association. Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work and a forthcoming advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’. He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is look
Oct. 4, 2016
This guest lecture hits an important topic for all of us: how to stop worrying about money.  Of course, we focus on the particulars of solos, those who are out on their own without a steady paycheck.  But there is a psychology about money which is fascinating, how we live in judgment of others and how it impacts our actions and emotions day-to-day. Objectively, we have to meet our bills.  But why do we worry when we are somewhat comfortable?  Why will we share our most intimate feelings about various topics but feel the most vulnerable talking about money? Feel the most shame if we don’t seem to measure up. It’s all in this great guest lecture with the incomparable Karen Caffrey.  Join us! Here are links to Karen’s previous guest lectures: Are You ‘Rest’ Impaired?, Are You An Imposter?,  Is Emotional and Physical Isolation As a Solo Killing You? and Embracing with the ‘F’ Word. The audio is about 42 minutes. Listen directly below. https://spucdn.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/karen-caffrey-sept28-2016.mp3Download (.MP3) For over 20 years, Karen Caffrey, JD, LPC, has provided counseling to lawyers in her private psychotherapy practice. She helps people recover from anxiety and depression, stress, trauma and addictions, and helps them learn how to live more open-hearted, satisfying lives. Karen is also a mental health provider for the Connecticut lawyer’s assistance program. Prior to her career as a psychotherapist, she practiced law for a decade in a Fortune 100 corporation and a private law firm. She understands that even highly successful, capable people can face life challenges for which they need help. Karen writes “Adoptees Ask…“, a column at the Door Opener Magazine Online, and is a grassroots advocate for the civil rights of adult adoptees. And she writes a column here on the Solo Practice University® Blog.