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May 2009

How David Beats Goliath Is the Story of How Solos Thrive

May 8, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

How is that solo and small firm lawyers are thriving at a time when biglaw is crumbling?  Why does the the spirit of optimism still prevail among most solos even as our large firm colleagues experience hopelessness and panic? Over the past few months, I’ve pondered these questions, but I’ve never seen the answers articulated […]

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The Home Office Niche

May 7, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

With home offices increasing in popularity, what better niche for a home office lawyer than advising home based businesses.  I’ve shared this idea before, but was reminded of it again after reading this piece from a Colorado publication which describes that: Douglas County [Colorado] is home to one of the largest populations of home-based businesses […]

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Be the Lawyer They’d Call for the $144 Million Dollar Matter

May 5, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Even though I practice in Washington D.C., I don’t know much about David Wilmot, the local attorney representing the 82 year old winner of a $144 million Power Ball jackpot.  (As an aside to the D.C. Bar, if it weren’t for Avvo listing lawyer in D.C., I wouldn’t have been able to hyperlink Wilmot’s name […]

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