Starting a Law Firm? | The Future of Law Practice and a Takeaway from the ABA Techshow

April 5, 2012

Great post by lawyer David Bilinsky on his blog Thoughtful Legal Management about the use of technology and the future of the law practice. As a practicing family law attorney, I understand much of what Mr. Bilinsky is trying to say.  I do wonder, however, whether many lawyers are simply resistant to change because they are too […]

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Starting a Law Firm | The Benefits of CLE?

March 26, 2012

I think the basis and general idea of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is great.  CLE is meant to be an opportunity for lawyers to hone their craft, learn new skills, and get updates on changes in the law.  However, too many CLE sessions, in my humble opinion, are simply opportunities for presenters to promote what […]

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LSAT Test Taker Numbers Continue to Drop

March 22, 2012

As reported by the New York Times, the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is reporting that there has been a 16% drop in the number of LSAT test-takers from the previous year.  That drop represents a decade low according to the Law School Admissions Counsel. According to the Times: The Law School Admission Council reported […]

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Starting a Law Firm | Questions about creating a law firm website

March 16, 2012

I’ve posted on the topic of creating a law firm website on several occassions already on this blog.  However, the lawyer website posts continue to be some of the most visited and frequently asked about posts.  So, here is another one! New Jersey lawyer Jennifer B. Barr Swift sent me an email yesterday and asked […]

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Starting a Law Firm | The Law School Bubble

March 12, 2012

I recently began receiving the ABA Journal as a card carrying member of the ABA.  I find this mildly amusing given that I didn’t begin receiving anything from the ABA – outside of CLE advertisements – until I started my own law practice.  If I get one thing out of being a solo lawyer, at […]

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Oath and Affirmation

March 8, 2012

Today, March 8, 2012, I took my attorney Oath and Affirmation before the Honorable Thomas Bibus, Judge of the First Judicial District, Goodhue County, State of Minnesota.  What a relief. I haven’t posted on this blog since November of 2011.  Why?  Because I felt dishonest posting on a blog named “Solo in Minneapolis” when I […]

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Starting a Law Firm: You Have to Get Through Law School First

November 22, 2011

I can tell who reads the blog, where they come from, and what they were searching for when they find it.  The web is an amazing thing, but we should all be aware of how much our behaviour is monitored by sources we might not even understand. One of the search terms that enabled somebody […]

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I Went to Law School, Passed the Bar Exam, Now What?

November 20, 2011

I’m at a weird crossroads right now in my life.  Starting a law firm is taking up all my energy and – to be perfectly honest – it is beginning to stress me out. To that end, I was forwarded an article by my uncle concerning how law schools are not teaching law students how to be lawyers […]

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Starting a Law Firm: Checklists and Doing the Due Diligence

November 15, 2011

As I posted in the past, I have a lot of work to do before I (hopefully) get my Minnesota license to practice law.  I have a long, four month wait before my character and fitness investigation is completed.  I’ve finished most of what I can do and I am now in the waiting phase. […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-13

November 13, 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-06 http://t.co/PgM0LDWC # Great little post by Seth Godin on just doing it http://t.co/cR9Da5fg # Thoughts, Ramblings, Tweetings2011-11-06 http://t.co/UKRKAceE # Creating a Law Firm Website: Part II http://t.co/FEbGwbbY # Please tell me that Theo Epstein will solve all the Cubs problems. # Lawyer Mentoring Programs: Where Are They? http://t.co/q9NXat7F # Learning […]

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