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The ALPS Guide to Getting Started Solo-Newly Updated

Are you thinking of opening your own solo law firm? Then we’ve got good news! ALPS Risk Manager, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has recently updated the hugely popular ALPS Guide to Getting Started Solo. In this free 68-page manual you will find a list of issues you want to give thought to as well as...read more

Getting Started Solo - A 2-part webinar series

In this two-part, 3-hour program, the presenters will identify and discuss the principal issues that an attorney should address in going through the process of establishing a solo practice. A sampling of the takeaways attendees can expect to receive include a basic understanding of malpractice...read more

ALPS Attorney Match receives American Bar Association award for creative delivery of legal services

2015 Louis M. Brown Meritorious Recognition Award given to ALPS’ new online networking resource for the legal community February 18, 2015 – The American Bar Association (ABA) has honored ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance, with Meritorious Recognition for the...read more

6 Ways To Overcome Fear of Failure

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone ~ Neale Donald Walsh We’ve all been there. We are so morbidly afraid to fail. So afraid, in fact, we find ourselves paralyzed and simply can’t take the next step forward. Not one. And when it comes to starting a solo practice or taking on a legal matter...read more

ALPS CEO Interviewed on AM BestTV

ALPS President & CEO David Bell sits down for an interview with A.M. Best TV. Bell discusses the state of the market post-financial downturn as it relates to lawyers' professional liability insurance, the success of ALPS' direct model as well as ALPS' new initiative to connect lawyers at all walks...read more

Partners are for Dancing

A student at Solo Practice University has been sharing stories with me of her partnership experiences and why she knows she will be leaving her firm (even in this economy) and is working towards this goal very soon. Her story is probably more common than most realize. She is an equity partner in a...read more

Kung Fu & Mentorship — Huh?

This post by Bob Morris, Esq. originally appeared on the State Bar of South Dakota Project Rural Practice blog on January 27, 2014. Bob was president of the State Bar of South Dakota from 2009-2010. When you see the words “Kung Fu” – what first comes to your mind? Of course, what first comes to mind...read more

Project Rural Practice: New Frontiers

Guest post by Patrick G. Goetzinger, Former South Dakota State Bar President, 2011-2012, Co-chair of the Project Rural Practice Task Force Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting with my old friend and mentor, Fred Cozad, at his Main Street office in Martin, SD, where Fred has dispensed prairie...read more