February 5th, 2009 by The Clio Team
Yesterday we talked about how Twitter has transformed the way we will approach tradeshows. Today we’ll go more in-depth about a particular Twitter meetup, and about something we think will truly improve life for solos and small firms.
My meetup with Susan Cartier Liebel (@SCartierLiebel) and David Carson (@davidtcarson) of Solo Practice University (SPU) was one of the single most exciting experiences at LTNY. How did we end up connecting? Via Twitter – we decided to meet up before the “LTNY Tweetup” (Twitter meetup) being organized by Lisa Solomon (@lisasolomon).
Both Susan and David exude a true passion for helping solos and small firms. Susan and Dave told me all about SPU, and I have to say it’s one of those ideas that’s so good that you wonder why it hasn’t been done yet.
Solo Practice University is all about helping solos learn about running a law practice – and like Clio, it’s completely web-based. Susan has managed to put together a world-class contingent of SPU faculty, including Jay Foonberg, Carolyn Elefant, and Grant Griffiths and many others.
Since SPU is web-based, it opens up a whole new world of interaction possibilities that would be impossible in a physical classroom, including groups, blogs, and mini-communities.
A resource like this has long been lacking for solos, and it can’t go live soon enough. SPU is expected to launch in March. At Clio we’re going to support SPU in any way we can.
Susan also publishes one of the best blogs on solo practice: Build a Solo Practice, LLC. Add it to your RSS feed if it’s not already.
We also told Susan and Dave all about Clio, and they seemed equally excited by how Clio can help solos and small firms. It was such a great one-on-one meeting, and again, the result of just bringing a laptop and a Twitter account to a big convention like LegalTech New York.