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October 2007

Solos Practice Longer…But For Love or For Money?

October 24, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

One of the benefits of running your own firm is that you don’t have a committee forcing you to retire. Perhaps that’s why some of the oldest practicing lawyers are those who work for themselves. Today, Bob Ambrogi, my co-blogger at Legal Blog Watch posted here about Reuben Landeau, a Boston lawyer who just passed […]

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Solos Aren’t Simpletons When It Comes to Marketing…Come to A Webinar To Learn Otherwise

October 22, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s not often that solo and small firm lawyers get a mention at Above the Law, a terrific site that focuses primarily on biglaw and celebrity lawyer gossip. So I was disappointed to see that when solos finally do get a shout out, it’s to this list of marketing tips that makes us look like […]

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Interested in Being A Legal Research and Writing Contract Attorney? Look No Further….

October 22, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of sharing the podium with national legal research and writing contract attorney expert, Lisa Solomon, where we presented a program on contract lawyering from the persepective of both the hiring attorney and the contract attorney. The hour long program, which is now available for purchase here, discusses these […]

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See You In Philadelphia, I Hope!

October 3, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Like my friend Susan Cartier Liebel (I think that I can call her an expert on building a solo practice), I’m also headed to Philadelphia for the ABA’s Second Annual National Solo and Small Firm Conference. I’m moderating a panel on using or finding work as contract lawyer with Lisa Solomon and I will also […]

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Don’t Just Step Off the Partnership Track; Bypass It Entirely

October 3, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m not sure whether any of you remember the TV show LA Law . Sometime in the second or third season, the firm’s young associate, Abby, was told that she wasn’t partnership material so she left to start her own criminal defense practice. A year or so later, Abby had established her reputation as a […]

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