My Shingle

November 2011

Thinking about a new solo practice area?

November 3, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

The following is a guest post by Roy S. Ginsburg. When selecting the practice area that will determine how you spend the rest of your career, you can “go deep” or “go shallow.”  It is almost always better to “go deep.” “Going deep” means that you select a practice focus that you enjoy, in a […]

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Should You Sue or Start Fresh When You Start a Law Firm?

November 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

If her website bio is any indication, immigration lawyer Kisshia Simmons-Grant is a solo with a bright future. With top tier undergraduate and law school degrees, a prior position in the prestigious Attorney General Honor’s program, tenure as Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security trying immigration cases and proficiency in Spanish Simmons-Grant […]

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Built This Way

November 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

This morning, I made lasagna for dinner, as my two furry companions waited eagerly to lick the bowl. Due to my involvement in an extensive regulatory proceeding, once again this week, I won’t be home until 8 p.m. and since my husband has a meeting, he’ll be back even later. My daughters are now 12 […]

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Some Conference Recommendations: NACBA, New York City Bar

November 1, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

I don’t often make recommendations about conferences; there are so many to choose from and my readers’ tastes vary. Still, I’ve got to put in a good word for two different conferences. First, I attended my first ever NACBA (National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys) Conference last Friday, where I was invited to speak by […]

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