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Making the Legal Profession Better, One Solo at a Time

by Carolyn Elefant on June 4, 2006 · 4 comments

in Encouragement, Profiles

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You don’t have to join an organized pro bono program or set a grand mission like getting rid of the billable hour to improve the practice of law.  Jennifer Sawday of the California Estate Planning Blog is changing the practice of law just by being in practice, by charging fair rates and doing a good deed for a couple ripped off by another attorney and giving in to a couple of hagglers because it wasn’t going to make or break her.  Of course, much of kindness that Jennifer’s posts describe are what many solos do everyday, without fanfare (post re: reception for biglaw pro bono efforts) or publicity or press releases, yet it’s something that too often, our profession forgets.

  • http://sawdaydrake.typepad.com/estate_planning/2006/06/someone_noticed.html California Estate Planning Pra

    Someone Noticed.

    A lovely and blushing post about how I practice law as one of countless solos with a heart for my clients from Carolyn Elefant, Esq. Carolyn’s website My Shingle is a website for and about solos and small law firms…

  • http://sawdaydrake.typepad.com/estate_planning/2006/06/someone_noticed.html California Estate Planning Practice Blog

    Someone Noticed.

    A lovely and blushing post about how I practice law as one of countless solos with a heart for my clients from Carolyn Elefant, Esq. Carolyn’s website My Shingle is a website for and about solos and small law firms…

  • Seth Rogers

    Why aren’t solos allowed to classify writing-off a poor client’s debt as pro bono?
    What about when they give big rate discounts?

  • Seth Rogers

    Why aren’t solos allowed to classify writing-off a poor client’s debt as pro bono?
    What about when they give big rate discounts?

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