It’s not just a conference. It’s so much more. 


We will have a custom Mighty Networks group to share ideas, access educational programs, and host weekly social events. The Lawyer Forward community is designed to support you.

Guided Coaching

Every quarter, you will execute on one big idea. Using a combination of principles from the book 12-Week Year and the OKR process. We will help you escape the daily Churn.

Kickoff Event

We all love a good party. Let’s move this show online. With our kickoff event, we’ll set you on the right path to mindfully improve your life and career. Our next event is May 12-14, 2021.

“A few years into solo law practice, I received a wakeup call. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

Even with all the markers of success—a steady flow of clients, money, and prestige—traditional solo practice wasn’t giving me what I needed. I went on a journey to discover what was missing.

This book is the story of that journey. It is the narrative of an idea. And it is a plea to replace the broken model we were taught in law school and at bar events with something better.

Learn to accept your own weaknesses, to focus on your strengths, and to collaborate with qualified professionals. Learn how to take your place on the Legal Supply Chain.

Learn how to Lawyer Forward.”

Mike Whelan, Jr.


Mike has worked in logistics, solo law practice, and legal media. He teaches about the overlaps between those activities and what they mean for attorneys and the companies that aim to serve them.

Through his speaking, consulting, and writing, Mike aims to improve the lives of solo attorneys. The legal industry has many well-documented struggles. If we can harness the minds and compassion of solos—roughly half of the profession—we can have real impact on an array of social issues, including access to justice. That is Mike’s mission.

Mike lives with his wife, four children, dog, two geckos, four cats, two birds, and hedgehog in the Kansas City area. (He needs a nap.)


Purchase the book on Amazon as a Kindle e-book or paperback copy.