Virtual Receptionist Free for a Month

(Update – 3-4-10 – When I originally wrote this post almost a year ago, the free trial below was 30 days. It has now changed to 14 days, so I’ve updated the post accordingly.)

I run my own law firm with no staff. It’s hard to answer the phone, go to court, and work on client matters.

To solve this problem, I hired a great virtual receptionist service: Ruby Receptionist.

Ruby has been answering my phone for a week now. I’m thrilled!

They …

State and Federal Trademarks – Guest Post

If you have a brand, you should be concerned about protecting it. That’s what trademark registrations do. They protect your brand from misuse.

But what’s the difference between a federal and state trademark? Why would you choose one over the other?

Ip’s What’s Up just published a guest post of mine on that topic: State and Federal Trademarks – What’s the Difference? I hope you find it useful! Also, Gerben Law Firm is a trademark lawyer that can provide more specific information on the topic.

Learn How to Build a Solo Law Practice

Lawyers around the world rejoiced today as Solo Practice University (SPU) announced its tuition. On March 20th, “the practice of law school” will open its doors to a flood of solo (and hopefully solo) practitioners. Are you enrolling?

What is Solo Practice University?

In a nutshell, it’s an online university where law students and lawyers can learn a wide variety of topics related to running a successful solo law practice. There are courses, faculty, discussion groups, blogs, videos, comments, and lots more!

You might think of SPU like an educational Facebook for solo lawyers (and law students). It’s a combination …

Why Lawyers Cost So Much

Last week I had a simple motion to present in traffic court in Virginia. My client just needed a little extension of time to pay his fine.

It took about 30 seconds to actually explain my motion in front of the judge and get his approval.

I had to be at the courthouse at 8:00 AM.

My motion wasn’t heard until 10:05 AM.

I had to wait for 2 hours and 5 minutes for a 30-second motion. And of course I couldn’t do anything productive during that time. You just have to sit there and wait.

This is why lawyers cost so much. We spend …

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