Julie Olmsted

Julie Olmsted

How to Be a Human Lawyer

It is important to be professional with your clients, but it is also important to be approachable. Here are some tips on how to be a human lawyer.

How to Network Like You Mean It

Networking can feel like a big expenditure of energy with very little return. Here’s how to change the narrative and turn networking into something that energizes you and grows your business.

Event Planning for Lawyers

Event planning is a critical skill that many lawyers don't cultivate. Here are some tips on how to get up to speed.

Why I (Mostly) Abandoned Flat Fee Billing

Flat fee billing is great for some situations and terrible in others. If flat fee billing is leading you to overworking yourself and undervaluing your skills, it may be time to consider a switch.

How to Sleep Well—or Stay Awake When You Don’t

Everyone knows they should get a good night's sleep. However, that is not always possible. Here are some tips and tricks to get good sleep and to function well when you do not.

How To Dissolve a Law Partnership

But plans don't always work out, and what was once a promising law firm can find itself headed toward dissolution. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in the position of having to dissolve your law firm.

How To Get Business from Other Lawyers

Getting referrals from other lawyers can be difficult: sometimes our practice areas overlap, sometimes we’re intimidated to ask for referrals from like professionals. But it’s all about knowing who you are, asking for what you want, and developing relationships.

A Teenager Wants to Replace Lawyers with Robots

The idea of robots replacing lawyers is not novel (see here, and here, and listen here). It’s a major discussion in the legal profession—whether lawyers are going the way of codes and robots and full automation.