You Can Win the "So, You Want to Fly Solo" Contest - It's Easy!
(UPDATE: 1/5/08 - Look for the winner(s) in a special newsletter through the Solo Practice University E-zine to be broadcast to your in-box at 11:45 a.m. on January 7, 2008. If you haven't signed up for the E-zine it's not too late. There is a special surprise for some lucky entrants!)
(UPDATE: 12/30/07 - While there has been a wonderful turnout to this contest, including those who e-mailed me and asked I post their comments on their behalf, I will be accepting entries until Sunday, January 6th 12:00 p.m. So, don't be shy about entering. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! And remember, the winner will be announced in a separate broadcast through the Solo Practice University E-zine so don't forget to sign up to find out if you are a winner!)
(UPDATE: 12/19/07) I've been getting private e-mails asking if this is open to current solos or just those who want to first go solo. It's open to all solos, newly minted or well seasoned, at BigLaw, just getting out of law school, lawyers who want to get back in the game...everyone and anyone who is or wants to go solo.)
I"ve decided to make this my last post for the 2007 (didn't exactly adhere to that) and hopefully help bring a lucky future soloist into 2008 with a free in-depth 2 hour consultation to help them get started. I'm placing no dollar value on this prize...that, quite honestly, is determined by the recipient.
The rules are simple:
Answer the following question: "I want to open my own solo legal practice because___________."
In the 'Join the Discussion' section please let me know why you want to go solo and why you feel getting some concrete advice and direction unique to your personal situation will help you get to where you want to be....an entrepreneur in charge of your professional future. The more honest, the better your chances of being selected. If you are concerned about showing your true identity, no worries. Use an alias for public consumption. However, if you use an alias, please e-mail me seperately with your true identity and indicate which comment is yours. All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.
I will announce the winner on Monday, January 7th in a broadcast through the Solo Practice University E-zine. (If you are not already one of the over 400 subscribers to this popular free e-zine join the fun.) And if you are a reader who would like to offer an opinion as to who should win, also let me know this in the 'Join the Discussion' section.
(And, hat tip to my son, Maximus, who just turned four years old. This little mitzvah was inspired by him. We just celebrated his birthday and he wanted to give some gifts rather than just receive. So, he first shared his birthday party with two other darling little four year olds. Rather than parents giving toys, each guest generously donated to the Stratford Professional FireFighters Burn Foundation for the explicit purpose of funding the Children's Burn Camp....a camp designed for children who have suffered burns and is staffed by volunteers who are qualified to assist them with their special needs. Oh, the things we learn from our children.)
And another hat tip to Kevin O'Keefe for also providing the inspiration for this contest based upon one of his blog posts I can no longer find! Kevin, if you are reading this, please send me the link so I can insert!