2014 SOS Summer Social

Here are some pictures from our annual Summer Social.  Our regular meetings start up again in September.

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New Educational Program to Help Solos & Small Firms Get Things Done

Learn to “Get Things Done!” Designed for Solo & Small Firm Attorneys Is 24 hours not enough?  Do you want to get more done? This FREE program is designed specifically for solos and small firm attorneys. In six meetings over twelve weeks, you will learn critical time management skills, including hot to: Prioritize & Organize…

Starting Out Stories – Christopher Earley

After being admitted to theMassachusettsbar in December 2004, I met an older lawyer who was close to retiring and we agreed to operate as a loose partnership.  The partnership exposed me to different areas of law.  I decided personal injury is what I liked most. Then, in early 2005 I saw the partnership was not…

Starting Out Stories – Kira Gagarin

I graduated Law School in 2009 and the prospect for jobs out there was bleak, to say the least. I decided that my best option was to wait it out a year, get a Masters degree (hey, can never have too many letters next to your name, right? Or at least that’s what my parents…

Richard St. John’s 8 Secrets of Success

The Power of Words

This video illustrates not only how the words we choose to use affects marketing, but it affects the way people perceive us.  Choose your words wisely when it comes to marketing.  Choose your words wisely when it comes to drafting documents, talking to clients or other attorneys.  Attorneys are wordsmiths.  Choose your words wisely.

Staying the Course When Deciding to Go Solo (Part II)

*Guest post by Susan Cartier Liebel – Solo Practice University* In part one of Staying the Course When Deciding to Go Solo (Part I) I talked about creating that mantra that helps you to work through your fears of starting a solo practice, those fears which inevitably surface after the initial rush of adrenalin you…

Staying the Course When Deciding to Go Solo (Part I)

*Guest post by Susan Cartier Liebel – Solo Practice University* When you first commit to the whole concept of entrepreneurship, starting a solo practice, you are simultaneously ecstatic and frantic and giddy and fretful.  Once the decision is made, though, it seems you can’t get started soon enough.  You want to realize your dreams of…

Listen Up – An Easy Way to Show Clients You Care

I rarely get to see other attorneys do initial client intakes because of course, I’m not privy to that sort of communications.  However, I can extrapolate how other people do it but observing how they talk to their clients in court when I’m negotiating with them.  What I’ve seen and found is astonishing. Next time you’re in…

Tech Review – TrialPad 2.1 for iPad

I love the iPad and I am starting to know more and more trial attorneys that love their iPads as well.  One of the most useful tools to a trial attorney when it comes to conducting trials are their Trial Binders and the ability to use Audio/Visual to capture the jury or judge’s attention.  Many…