The Art of Being Solo — Sarah Poriss

 

Make sure to view them all before they expire on 7/7/14.

This list should make it easier for you to navigate the topics, speakers and where to find the links to each interview:

(topic / speaker / day of original release)

The E-Myth Attorney  Robert Armstrong (day 10) 
Mindfulness in your law practice  Jeena Cho (day 7) 
*Decrypting LinkedIn  Amy Cole (day 3)
Cultivating referral sources  Stephen Fairley (day 6)
*Strategic networking  Nancy Fox  (day 2)
Ethics and going $olo  Marc Garfinkle  (day 6)
Blogging magic  Cindy Greenway  (day 2) 
Lawyering and acting techniques  Katherine James (day 7)
Finding the right law job  Marc Luber  (day 9)
*Apps for lawyers  Tom Mighell (day 8) 
Solo practice and novel writing  Jonathan Miller (day 3)
Online marketing  Nicole Munoz (day 8)
Client loyalty   Alexis Neely (day 1) 
Rainmaking techniques  Mike O’Horo (day 5)
Intake call skills  Ryan Pitz (day 9)
Tips to grow your business  RJon Robins (day 5) 
Authentic web sites for lawyers  Lee Rosen (day 4)
Podcasting and social media  Jacob Saphochnick (day 10)
*Alternative fee options  Allison Shields (day 4) 
*Going paperless  Ernest Svenson (day 1)

*These speakers offered a bonus gift to registrants of The Art of Being Solo

Enjoy!

Sarah Poriss

Host, The Art of Being Solo

PS- Registration is still open so please feel free to forward this to friends, classmates, co-workers, other fellow solo and small firm lawyers or any small business owner who would also be interested in the topics covered and would like the free gifts. Their link to register is: www.sarahporiss.com/mohe  

 

The Art of Being Solo — Sarah Poriss–Day 1

 

Welcome to Day 1 of The Art of Being Solo!  You have joined a HUGE group of lawyers, students and business owners on six continents who are ready to hear the secrets to creating a fantastic business.

You will receive an email each day with information about each speaker and links and the password to two interviews for that day.  Many speakers are also offering a free gift to registrants of The Art of Being Solo so keep an eye out for that link below the link to the interview. You can listen to the interviews at your leisure- they will all be available throughout the conference.  There is gold in these interviews!

Here are today’s speakers and the links:

In all my years of practice I am not sure I have thought about being LOVED by my clients.  And then I spoke to Alexis Neely on how to attract and keep clients, but more importantly, what value we give them.  Alexishas cracked the code to providing vital legal services in a way that satisfies both client needs and the lawyer’s needs- that is, to earn a great living while providing valuable services and become a lawyer that others love and respect.  Will your clients remember your name a year from now, how about a month from now? If you’re not sure, check out Alexis’ strategies for becoming a member of the family.

Here’s the link to the interview with Alexis: http://vimeo.com/user29035477/review/97940191/b6f57f780f

password: soloday1

Remember The Paper Chase?  A generation on, we now have Ernie Svenson‘s Paperless Chase- moving you into this century with advice on how to go paperless (don’t worry, some paper is fine!), become more efficient, impress your clients, work from anywhere and even survive natural disasters. Are you in love with paper and sweating how to take the first step?   Ernie will take your hand and lead you into this decade and you will never look back. Here’s the link to the interview with Ernie:

http://vimeo.com/user29035477/review/98034866/90a5a852f8

password: soloday1

**Bonus!  Ernie has a free 1 page PDF on the 5 Keys to Starting a Paperless Law Practice, which you can get by clicking on this link:

bit.ly/1l5K3nk 

Enjoy and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Sarah Poriss

Host, The Art of Being Solo

PS– Please forward this email to friends, co-workers and family so they can benefit from the information in this series also.  Here’s their link to register:  www.sarahporiss.com/mohe

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The Art of Being Solo — Sarah Poriss

 

A FREE interview series with bloggers, authors, solos and small firm attorneys and other professionals who support lawyers in building their businesses and ensuring their success.  Register now to hear what these experts have to say and start creating a law practice you LOVE  

Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • how to use social media to promote your practice
  • how to go paperless (or at least start using less paper)
  • how to prevent clients from canceling appointments
  • how to use mindfulness and meditation in your practice
  • what alternative fee arrangements will work for you
  • how to get and retain clients
  • how to create and reuse blog content effectively
  • how to network the right way
  • how your website can be your best marketing tool

Sign up here for the free interviews to be sent to you.

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David Schraver

Since 2004, the New York State Bar Association has strongly opposed any requirement that New York lawyers report their voluntary pro bono service or contributions to public authorities.  We firmly believe that requiring such reporting dilutes the voluntary nature of lawyers’ pro bono service.  Lawyers should provide pro bono service because they recognize the critical importance of access to justice and lawyers’ unique ability to assist – not because they feel pressured into doing so.

I encourage you to write to the Chief Judge, the Chief Administrative Judge, and the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions to express opposition to this requirement.  We have set up a webpage with contact information, a sample letter, and a link to send an e-mail message directly to the Chief Judge to express your opposition.  Go to www.nysba.org/probonoreporting.

Sincerely,

David M. Schraver, President

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by Daniel Farr on on October 23rd, 2013
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“…I was tired after 40 years of practicing law. It was time for a new road map: more music with the band, flannel shirts, bike riding, road trips, grandparenting, storytelling, teepee lodging, and embellishing memories with old pals. I wanted to be present with the people I love. Long ago, law practice began to rob me of living completely in the moment — reading to a grandchild; hiking with a son or daughter; sitting on a beach with my wife and friends — always a part of my mind was practicing law. Did we meet the filing deadline? I should have returned that phone call. Do we have enough money in the pot to meet payday? That elderly couple should have received a discount, but I don’t need one more box of overgrown zucchini….”.
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