11 Nov

From Big Law to Solo

Deciding to leave a large law firm is a challenging decision and can often leave an attorney questioning what the future holds. It can be even more intimidating starting your own solo law firm during such a tumultuous time. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks with Cade Law LLC owner Nate Cade about his experiences leaving a large law firm and starting his own solo practice. Nate Cade is the owner of Cade Law LLC, which he started on March 1, 2013. Prior to forming his own law firm, Nate was a partner and the general counsel in a large multi-office law firm and previously a partner for 15 years at one of the largest firms in Milwaukee. Special thanks to our sponsors, Solo Practice University and Clio.

07 Oct

6 Steps to Make Alternative Fees Profitable

Many attorneys are reluctant to try alternative billing methods because they fear that moving away from the billable hour will be complicated and less profitable. Furthermore, lawyers who are interested in billing alternatives often don’t know where to find resources to help them implement such changes in their own law firms. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks with Vandenack Weaver LLC founder Mary Vandenack about her six simple steps for any lawyer looking to successfully implement alternative billing methods in their law practice.

06 Oct

Implementing Alternative Billing in your Law Practice

In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks with Vandenack Weaver LLC founder Mary Vandenack about lawyers using alternative billing models. Mary defines alternative billing as any way of charging for a law firm’s services that isn’t the billable hour and talks about her experiences breaking away from a large firm and starting her own. She shares an interaction with a client that led her to consider alternative fees and explains that a common fear among lawyers when discussing alternative billing is under charging for your services. Mary advises attorneys to analyze their process, break those methods down into pieces, and to then price those pieces accordingly. She provides examples of different styles of alternative billing and closes the interview with an analysis of their pros and cons.

04 Sep

Barbara Leach Interview at ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [YouTube]

Originally published on Mar 18, 2016 during the ABA TECHSHOW. First time attendee Barbara Leach joins me, Adriana Linares, and Dennis Kennedy to discuss ABA TECHSHOW, the importance of conferences and networking, and the future of legal. Barbara is a solo practitioner in Orlando, Florida who has since joined me on the Planning Board for ABA TECHSHOW 2017.