Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday Roadwork

45 minutes on Saturday.

Wednesday's Training

I'm posting this (as well as the entry that immediately follows it) a few days after the fact, but because it mentions a slightly different approach to training, I want to post it.

On Wednesday, May 21, I tried something new: I did my training in the morning before work on a weekday. I haven't done that in a while and it was a great way to start the day. I got over to GoTime, talked with Chad for a few minutes, and then got to my routine. Here's the recap.
  • 35 minutes of roadwork
  • 3 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 3 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 6 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 2 rounds of stretching
  • 1 round of situps/abs
It was nice to do a morning workout. If I am going to continue doing them, I'll have to start a little earlier than I did on Wednesday, but I am still pleased with the results. Having some variety in the training program helps me stay interested.

Monday, May 19, 2008

JD Bliss Webinar with Carolyn Elefant: "From BigLaw to YourLaw: The Secrets of Starting and Growing a Successful Solo Law Practice"

Attention all lawyers:

Many of you know that I am a guest blogger and regular contributor at the JD Bliss Blog. I'm thrilled to post this announcement about Carolyn Elefant's upcoming webinar.

JD Bliss is proud to announce a new webinar on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM EST:

From BigLaw to YourLaw: The Secrets of Starting and Growing a Successful Solo Law Practice


Carolyn Elefant, Esq.
Attorney, Author, Blogger and Consultant

During this 60-minute webinar, Carolyn Elefant, Esq., successful solo attorney, author of Solo by Choice, and publisher of the popular MyShingle blog for solo lawyers, will cover the nuts and bolts of starting up and growing your own successful solo law practice.

Attendees will learn:

  • The 9 reasons lawyers leave law firms to start their own practices

  • How to evaluate whether starting your own law firm is the right choice for you

  • How to write a business plan for your new firm

  • Techniques to identify potential clients and markets

  • 3 easy marketing tools to help build your reputation

  • How to negotiate an amicable departure from your current firm without "burning bridges"

  • And much more. . . . . .

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm EST

Location: Participate remotely from the comfort of your own office or conference room via a webex connection!

Register for the Webinar

We look forward to greeting you!

I'm reading Carolyn's new book, Solo by Choice, and am thoroughly enjoying it. I recommend that you read the book and attend her webinar on June 3 to take advantages of these opportunities to learn about solo practice from Carolyn's extensive experience and clear, practical, and interesting way of presenting information about this exciting sector of our profession.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Preston Halliburton: Another Lawyer-boxer

As many of you know, I'm also a guest blogger at the JD Bliss Blog. A few days ago, I posted about yet another lawyer-boxer, Preston Halliburton of Buckhead, Georgia. Here's a link to the story.

I'd like to say that the number of us lawyer-boxers is growing. I've blogged before about other lawyer boxers, and about law-student boxers. However, I don't know if our numbers are increasing or if we're just getting more press and blog coverage. It doesn't really matter, though, as long as we're enjoying the sport. Keep training, everyone!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Me!

On May 5, 1994, I set out on my own to establish my solo law practice. It's hard to believe that was 14 years ago, but that's how quickly time flies. I can honestly say that I have had no regrets whatsoever; I am blissfully self-employed. I have certainly learned many things along the way, and I would probably do some things differently on a second attempt, but no regrets. It's a great feeling! 14 years--woohoo!