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January 2007

Good News for Solo and Small Firm Estates Lawyers?

January 19, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s not clear whether it’s too soon to call this a trend, but Joel Schoenmeyer at the Death and Taxes blog notes that at least one large firm, Chicago-based Sonnenschein has decided to get rid of its estates group.  Shoenmeyer writes: I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see other big law firms start to […]

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Real Life Marketing Lessons

January 19, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I come from a long tradition of hands on learning.  Back when I was around 8 years old, my dad, who’s a chemist, would let my younger sisters and I loose in his lab on the weekend, where, unsupervised, we’d mix up solutions with “HCl” (hydrochloric acid), phenolthaline and other chemicals and watching them turn […]

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Another Useful Solo Blog

January 19, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Jay Fleischman, a New York consumer bankruptcy lawyer with a bankruptcy and consumer law blog.  But he also publishes BankruptcyPractice Pro.  And don’t be deceived by the name – Bankruptcy Practice Pro has great technology, marketing and practice tips that work for all lawyers.  And like my buddy Chuck Newton, Jay is also a "third […]

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DC Bar Blogging Event – January 23, 2007

January 19, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I just wanted to announce one more time that I am organizing and moderating a DC Bar Law Practice Management event on Blogging for Lawyers:  How Practicing Lawyers Are Using Blogs to Find Clients, Fortune and Fame and How You Can Too!  The panel will feature three top bloggers from different firm backgrounds:  Marc Mayerson, […]

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XE Factor: Cultivating WorkLife Synergy FREE 90-Minute Teleseminar January 23

January 17, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

XE Factor: Cultivating WorkLife Synergy FREE 90-Minute Teleseminar January 23 It is widely reported that many lawyers are not as happy in their careers and lives as they would like to be. The good news is that any practitioner experiencing–or on the edge of–career burnout has the power to change direction now and chart a […]

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A Solo View on Stimson’s Message to Biglaw

January 17, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at my beat at Legal Blog Watch, I posted my opinion on Assistant Deputy Secretary Cully Stimson’s suggestion that corporate clients reconsider their relationship with large firms who represent Guantanamo detainees.  I’m posting some other thoughts here at MyShingle, more from a solo’s perspective. Stimson’s comments have drawn criticism from dozens of bloggers, as […]

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Technical Error

January 12, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Earlier today, I mistakenly uploaded my posts for Legal Blog Watch to MyShingle.  I’ve removed the posts and migrated them to Blogwatch.  Sorry for the mistake.

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Sometimes Price Matters – And So What If It Does?

January 12, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Believe me, as a solo who competes frequently with large firms for clients, I’d love, love, love to buy the arguments made by my blogging colleagues, Chuck Newton and Tom Collins that small firms don’t need to, and shouldn’t have to compete on price (Chuck’s post is here, Tom’s post is here).  And perhaps that’s […]

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FREE TELESEMINAR JAN. 9 ON WORK/LIFE BALANCE

January 8, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Readers – sorry this is so late, but there’s a seminar JANUARY 9, 2007 on Work Life Balance, by one of my colleagues and friends, Arnie Herz.  Take advantage of this opportunity to hear Arnie Speak at no charge, and to learn more about Legal Research & Writing Pro.  Information is below: Free Teleseminar Helps […]

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Solo and Small Firm Energy Network

January 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m sorry for recent light postings, but I’m still suffering a little writer burn out from my recent book completion.  Now, it’s back to business and I’m ramping up my marketing efforts for 2007.  Among my projects, I’m starting a network specifically for solo and small energy law practitioners to collaborate, team up and figure […]

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