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Advice from Shinglers Across the Pond

by Carolyn Elefant on April 25, 2006 · 0 comments

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Human Lawyer, a UK Blogger, posts about an article by Susan Singleton in this quarter’s issue of the Solicitors Sole Practitoners Group Quarterly Magazine that talks about how to save money off big legal publishers and stay current with developments in your field.”  The list includes these tips:

* Subscribe to nothing unless there is a major business case for it
* Write for as many publications as you can
* Join relevant legal committees for areas where you are involved
* Never buy any product which is free or available on the internet elsewhere
* Do not assume that because another firm or many firms have a product that a sole practice “has to have it.”

This list works well for my energy regulatory practice, which subscription fees can be exhorbitant.  But I’ve managed to avoid paying out money in part because I’ve done many of the things that Singleton recommends.

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