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An ever-growing library of guest lectures and interviews for solo lawyers and law students.

    Why It’s a Great Time to Start a Solo/Small Firm Practice – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    Why It’s a Great Time to Start a Solo/Small Firm Practice – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    Every situation we face in life, good, bad, or confusing, presents opportunities for those who can capitalize on what is happening. It is no different for those looking to venture out into solo/small firm practice.  This last year shook up the world for practically everyone.  Even if you are already solo, you had to rethink how you were approaching your practice.  So, join us as we discuss the opportunities!
    The audio is 44 minutes. Listen directly below.

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    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.

    Meeting Client Expectations In a Changed World – Guest Lecture with Tim Bedford from Ruby

    Meeting Client Expectations In a Changed World – Guest Lecture with Tim Bedford from Ruby

    We all know that this pandemic has really shaken things up – on both a micro and macro scale. The industry has changed, but so has day-to-day. When your dog is your coworker, your bedroom is your office and the lines of what used to be your workday are now blurred more than ever, life and work have definitely changed.  But have you changed with it in order to meet client expectations?
    Many solo and small firms have been presented with a fight or flight scenario, and while it’s incredibly sad to see, the folks who were forced to try new things & pivot often found more success.
    And the overall goals haven’t changed for these solo and small firms – they want to create a sustainable business model and still have that desire for growth.  Listen and Learn.
    The audio is 38 minutes. Listen directly below.

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    Tim Bedford is Partner Development Manager at RUBY He is specifically dedicated to the legal vertical and works with more than 40 state and local bars as well as other legal thought leaders while making sure Ruby’s products align with the needs of the legal community.
    Ruby, a long-time Solo Practice University Partner, and Sponsor builds great relationships, from great first impressions to lasting loyalty. Available 24/7/365, our live, US-based virtual receptionists answer calls so you can focus on your firm, while our chat specialists are ready to connect when current & potential clients visit your website. 10,000+ business owners trust Ruby with front-line communications because their goal is to enable connections in all parts of the consumer journey—from lead capture and transactions to building trust and providing ongoing support. Ruby is the best teammate you’ve never had!
     

    #I’mNotACat Lawyer – Web Conferencing Best Practices – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    #I’mNotACat Lawyer – Web Conferencing Best Practices – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    By now you’ve heard about the lawyer who was videoconferencing on zoom with a federal judge and couldn’t remove a cat filter.  It was funny, embarrassing, and went viral. To his credit, he kept his composure. However, it has opened up an important conversation about web conferencing best practices, security, audio and video settings, and much more which can impact how you function in today’s remote world of legal practice.  Jared Correia provides important tips for success. Listen and learn.

    The audio is 37 minutes. Listen directly below.
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    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.
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    Working Remotely Is Here to Stay. Now it’s Time to Reimagine How You Work Virtually – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    Working Remotely Is Here to Stay. Now it’s Time to Reimagine How You Work Virtually – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    The pandemic has thrust virtual work into the spotlight.  While for some it’s no different than pre-pandemic work, for others it is a sea change in how they conduct business. It is showcasing the financial benefits and work-life perks of remote work.  But, it is also laying bare the weaknesses in our solo/small firm practices and highlighting where we all need to improve. It is critical we start reimagining working virtually from acquiring new clients to the courthouse.  What will it look like a year from now?  What technologies will shine and others disappear?  What technologies must you implement or upgrade to stay competitive?  This is a fascinating guest lecture to help you start reshaping your future work world.  Listen and learn.
    The audio is 59 minutes. Listen directly below.
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    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.

    How To Protect The Health of Your Practice and Yourself During a Pandemic and the Rest of Your Lives – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett

    How To Protect The Health of Your Practice and Yourself During a Pandemic and the Rest of Your Lives – Guest Lecture with Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett

    Did you know the World Health Organization has classified ‘Burnout’ as a health issue?  Did you know that burnout is not based on the number of hours you work but the quality of those hours?  Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett founded legalburnout.com, a resource to help solo and small firm practitioners navigate the emotional roadmap of solo/small firm practice to keep you healthy and grounded through a pandemic and the rest of your lives.  This information-packed podcast will have you taking action immediately to help ground you and elevate you at the same time.  Listen and learn.
    The audio is about 56 minutes. Listen directly below.
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    The crowning achievement of Cynthia’s life came when she became sober from alcohol on Sept. 23, 2009. Since then, Cynthia has devoted every single day to protect her mental and physical health. Through this journey, she achieved a level of contentment, happiness, and emotional stability that she previously did not know was possible.
    Because she could no longer tolerate the stress of a law practice, after almost 30 years as a practicing attorney, Cynthia sold her interest to her junior partner at the end of 2009. Since then, she has dedicated more than 10 years to helping attorneys build sustainable and stable law firms through The Sharper Lawyer.
    Cindy’s most recent accolade is that she has been named Trainer of the Year by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, a national award presented in New York City on May 3, 2019.
    Becky Howlett is an attorney, legal educator, and certified Contemplative Practices Teacher committed to promoting well-being in the legal field and beyond. Becky’s attorney-wellness advocacy began after struggling with depression, anxiety, and burnout as a law student and practicing attorney. In the spring of 2020, she co-founded legalburnout.com to help legal advocates effectively manage stress, cultivate healthy work environments, and prevent burnout.
    As Director of Attorney Well-Being, Becky has led live meditations for over 500 attorneys in the United States and Canada. Becky’s legal experience and expertise emphasize aware communication and relationship building, including delivering educational seminars and trainings re: cultural competency and implicit bias. She has worked in national non-profits, “Big Law,” outside counsel to an Indian tribal government, and as a solo practitioner.
    After meeting kindred spirit Becky Howlett amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Cynthia and Becky quickly discovered they had both cultivated mediation practices to reclaim and maintain their overall health and well-being. Given their dual interest in sharing mindfulness with others, they founded legalburnout.com with the mission of helping others in the legal field avoid burnout, depression, anxiety, and addiction that they each struggled with for much too long.
     

    How to Value & Sell Your Solo Practice – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    How to Value & Sell Your Solo Practice – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

    Many solos don’t know how to value and sell their law firm because most solos don’t understand the value of what they’ve created even when they are no longer a part of the firm.  Listen and learn how to value and sell your solo practice. Know how to create a succession plan.
    The audio is 37 minutes. Listen directly below.
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    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.

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