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August 2008

What Michelle Obama Couldn’t Have Found at The (So-Called) Fifty Best Law Firms For Women.

August 26, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m not much of a political junkie, but I made a point of watching Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democrat National Convention.   Michelle (it’s tough for me to refer to someone a few months older than me as "Mrs.")  intrigues me, largely because she’s a contemporary with many superficialities in common:   we both graduated law […]

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Failing To Make Opinion Available on Outsourcing Is Just So ABA

August 26, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Perusing five years of archives, I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve bashed the American Bar Association for policies like legitimatizing firm-created obstacles for retiring lawyers to start their own practices or picking on solo and small firm lawyers in the disciplinary process or simply taking a negative view of solos.  I suppose that […]

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What Questions Do You Have About Starting And Running Your Firm…Maybe I’ve Answered Them

August 21, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Both lawyers and law students thinking about solo practice have dozens of questions.   But some questions are asked more frequently than others and those are the ones that I’ve tried to address in my book, Solo by Choice.  Take a look at some of the questions that I’ve addressed in the book and think about […]

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I’m Back, With Lessons from London

August 20, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Well readers, after a two week absence I’m back.  And in the tradition of previous trips, I bring you real life marketing lessons from London. By way of background, this vacation grew out of my husband’s two week business trip to his employer’s London office.  Rather than spend the last few weeks of my daughters’ […]

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Taking A Vacation

August 7, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Tomorrow, I’m leaving for a family vacation to London and while I’m exhausted from scrambling around trying to finish a brief and get my daughers ready for school (which begins the last week in August, just a week after we return), I’m also incredibly excited.  I spent a semester in London in college, but haven’t […]

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