I am excited to announce that I have joined the faculty at Solo Practice University™, a web-based, legal education community created by Susan Cartier Liebel of Build of Solo Practice, LLC. Solo Practice University™ (SPU) is opening its doors to law students and legal professionals who want to learn more about the practical aspects of running a law practice that attorneys probably didn’t receive in law school.
As faculty, I will teach a course on virtual law practice that covers many different aspects of elawyering, including opening and operating a virtual law office (VLO), marketing techniques for an online practice, and handling technology and ethics issues that may arise from practicing law over the Internet. Susan is strongly encouraging the faculty at SPU to use a variety of teaching formats so I plan to find creative ways of using technology to foster an active dialogue between myself and SPU students.
My goal as faculty will be to provide SPU students with the resources they need to open a virtual law practice and to operate that practice with strong ethical and professional standards that will provide quality online legal services to the public. As with any teaching experience, I expect to gain some new perspectives on virtual law practice as I share my own knowledge with the students. I’m very excited to get started.