Well, I have given shouts to these folks before, but I thought I would give it one more dedicated “cheers.” As I have been trying to build this system, this virtual law firm as a sustainable concept, I am constantly fighting to keep positive and to maintain my drive to make it work. Every morning, I read my piles of blogs that fill my Google Reader boxes. I read everything from news to comics to personal blogs. However, the most important blogs that I read are the ones about starting a solo law firm in a virtual space. Lately, I have notice that my most inspiring reads come from the ladies, the women who are pushing the boundaries of what we think a law firm should be. This is not to down the men and their tremendous efforts in any way. However, living with an inspirational new mom who balances new motherhoodness, wifey-ness, and constant work on her blog. (lilmuselily.com) I have been feeling a great appreciation for the efforts and work of these ladies. And so without further ado, I will just list them off.
Stephanie Kimbro, a real pioneer of the VLO concept. She runs her own VLO firm and with her husband, developed what I think is the best virtual law office software available, VLOTech.
Carolyn Elefant is a solo practitioner that literally wrote the book on going solo. Any law student questioning the big firm route, undoubtedly has stumbled upon her book in the stacks when they should have been shephardizing. Her blog, MySingle go to resource solo practice issues.
Nicole Black is busy busy New Yorker who writes, blogs, webcasts, tweets, and practices law. When I first started researching this stuff, Nicole was everywhere. An avid mac fan (we all have our faults 😉 ), Nicole is a fountain of technology information and how it applies to practicing legal professionals.
If you have been looking at become a solo practicioner, then you probably have come across Solo Practice University started by Susan Cartier Liebel. Over the past year she has developed an incredible faculty and community around the idea of going solo. You can catch her blog here.
Another super mom to check out is over at Lawyers4mumpreneurs.com
Ladies, cheers!!! Keep up the great work and keep inspiring. To everyone else, I hope these women can help you as much as they have helped me.