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Review of Bryan A. Garner’s LawProse Seminars – by Roger Traversa

May 24, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Editor’s Note: For legal and appellate writers, Bryan Garner’s seminars are renowned. Not only is Garner respected by, and popular with lawyers, but he apparently commands enough respect by the Supreme Court Justices that they willingly shared with Garner their writing secrets. But how do Garner’s writing seminars stack up? I’ve seen them advertised before […]

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The Year Since Solo by Choice: How to Be The Lawyer You Always Wanted To Be

February 19, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

[Note- the tape cuts out at 50 seconds – music continues because I could not split the track] It’s been a little over a year since the release of my book, www.aSolo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.  My book, which was the first book on law practice in […]

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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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A Solo Blast from the Past: Professor Stephen Gillers and “I’d Rather Do It Myself”

July 6, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

No one will understand the loneliness and fears.  Or when it comes, the exhilaration.  One morning in the second month, you may leave for work morbid and depressed.  You realize that you’re spending more time dreaming about clients than getting them.  You are sure you are headed for economic ruin.  But then, you return home […]

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A Gift for Law Grads…and Other Lawyers: Free Ebook and Chance to Win Solo by Choice!

April 29, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Recently, I realized that after five and a half years, I’ve been blogging longer than many people have been reading blogs.  And while I’ve collected quite an archive, who has the time to sit down and read hundreds of old posts.  So rather than let them fade into oblivion, I’ve repackaged a few in an […]

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Solo by Choice is FINALLY Back in Stock on Amazon

April 22, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

For those who have been patiently waiting, Solo by Choice is finally back in stock here on Amazon.  Whether you’re on the fence about solo practice or looking to incorporate 21st century trends like technology, outsourcing and alternative billing into your practice or trying to select a practice area, you’ll find a wealth of information […]

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An Off Hours Law Practice Is An On Point Idea

April 8, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

One of the five "high impact" marketing practices that I discuss in Solo by Choice is non-traditional consultations, such as house calls or an after hours practice.  Not only are are non-traditional consults a way to stand out and accomodate your clients, but they’re also compatible with many solos’ business models.  Making house calls or […]

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Ed Poll’s New Book: Law Firm Fees and Compensation

April 4, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

We hear plenty of talk about the demise of the billable hour, but little substantive discussion about what method ought to replace it.  Sure, there’s mention of alternatives like flat fee billing, hybrids and “value billing,” you don’t always find much “there there.”   Plus, many non-lawyer advocates of value billing fail to account for our […]

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Thank You to the MANY Voices of Solo Practice Who Serve Clients and Improve Our Profession

March 29, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m still blushing after all of the compliments and good wishes from my fellow bloggers who linked to this article about my practice and my book, Solo by Choice.  And I won’t deny that I enjoyed the attention (as well as the resulting book sales).  But I need to clarify —  I don’t want to […]

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More News on Solo by Choice

March 22, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s a quick update on my book, Solo by Choice.  First, a huge public thank you to all of the bloggers and writers for online publications who have reviewed the book and helped get the word out to others.  I realize that reviewing a 300 page book is a daunting task, so I’m grateful to […]

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