28February, 2014

Guest Post: Oh Baby x2! Preparing for Maternity and Family Leave as a Solo Practitioner

Last week, we heard from family law attorney Alison Silber about her experience with maternity leave as a solo practitioner.  This week, Alexis B. Kaplan of the Law Offices of Alexis B. Kaplan, LLC writes about how she prepared and handled maternity leave in her solo practice.  Alexis focuses her practice around estate planning, probate, […]

21February, 2014

Preparing for Maternity and Family Leave as a Solo Attorney [Guest Post]

Are you ready to start preparing for maternity leave?

As a solo practitioner, the buck stops with you. You cannot pick up and take a hot air balloon ride around the globe anytime you well please, even though you might like to.  You owe your clients duties, and, even once you’ve taken care of their needs, […]

14February, 2014

Be SMART About Your Goals

Last year at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section Symposium, in the midst of a presentation about goal setting, I gave my audience a task:  to write down three goals for the next week.  The purpose of this exercise was to force the attendees to formulate and memorialize their goals, and thereby […]

11February, 2014

Guest Post: Managing Personal Finances During Periods of Unemployment and Underemployment

With large numbers of unemployed attorneys in Massachusetts, as well as those working below their income capacity, it’s clear that a significant percentage of lawyers in the Commonwealth are dealing with constricted personal budgets. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, LOMAP’s parent organization, recognizes the need, as it runs, in association with the Massachusetts Bar Association a […]

3February, 2014

Practicing with Professionalism is No Longer Optional: New Admittees Must Attend Course within 18 Months of Admission

Did you just pass the bar exam? Congratulations!

Now, then: I have some good news, and I have some bad news. Want the good news first? Okay. You’re a lawyer. Nice job, all the hard work has paid off. The bad news? You’re one of the first groups of new admittees required to attend a professionalism […]