My Shingle

October 2009

PartTime Shingle Ebook and Recording Ready for Release!

October 6, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Julie Tower-Pierce and I are happy to announce that we’ve finally completed our 50 page ebook, The Part Time Shingle:  Why Starting a Part Time Practice Can Be Done and How to Make It Work.  Here’s some of the topics that the e-book covers: -Is starting a part time shingle really feasible? [p. 2-3] -Will […]

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A Happy Ending to the $50K Question, Should I Solo Now?

October 5, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

In May 2008, I discussed a tantalizing question posed by reader who at the time was employed in a federal clerkship, after having spent two years at biglaw.  He asked  do I go solo now and forfeit the $50,000 clerkship signing bonus from a large firm, or take the leap into solo practice immediately after […]

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Biglaw is Selling Connections. Can You?

October 1, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

In the past, I’ve recommended as a resource for solo and small firm lawyers seeking speaking engagements. makes it easy to find one of thousands of groups that meet locally and which might have an interest in hosting a legal speaker on a relevant topic. Though I know of many solo and small […]

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