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Solo by Choice: Where to Find It

March 11, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Last Friday’s New York Law Journal carried this story (subscription req’d.) about me and my book Solo by Choice.  The story apparently contributed to an increase in book sales, so once again, Solo by Choice is not currently available on Amazon (that’s of this morning, 3/11/08).  However, you can always purchase the book for the […]

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Author’s Cut: Solo Practice – Looking Back, Looking Forward

February 10, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

When I sat down to write Solo by Choice, the context mattered most.  One of the my goals in starting MyShingle was to discuss solo pratice not so much as a category of law practice unto itself , but rather to view the role of, and opportunities for, solo and small firm practitioners in the […]

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Q&A About Solo By Choice: Why Did You Call It That, and How Can I Order It?

February 7, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

In this latest installment of my Author’s Cut/Pocket Part series, I’m going to address two of the questions about the book that I’ve been frequently asked this month: 1.  Why did you call the book Solo by Choice, particularly when so many people don’t voluntarily choose solo practice? When I started the writing process, my […]

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Solo by Choice: First Author’s Cut: My Solo Epiphany

February 1, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

If you haven’t seen them already, the blogosphere reviews of Solo by Choice are starting to come in.  Also, as promised, here’s the first "Author’s Cut," i.e., material that didn’t make the book.  This excerpt was my original prologue, the piece that got me started after weeks of writer’s block.  It’s entitled My Solo Epiphany […]

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Book Trailer for Solo By Choice: Proof of Concept and Work in Progress

January 1, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s a video trailer that I created for my upcoming book, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be. It’s a proof of concept in learning how to use my iMac software. Unfortunately, I’m still learning how to use the editing tools, so the transitions aren’t entirely smooth and there’s […]

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…and this is how it looks….

December 17, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s not going to be available until January 7, 2008, but you can preorder and get some more details here. In the meantime, this is how it looks!

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It’s Official – I Have My Own Dewey Decimal!

September 11, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Those of you who read MyShingle regularly may have noticed the dwindling number of posts over the past few months. No, the site is not coming to an end…even after blogging for almost five years, I still find that there’s plenty of new material to cover. But since I’m not a natural born writer, there’s […]

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I Am Done…

December 31, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

No…I’m not done with MyShingle, though my infrequent postings over the past few months may have given you that impression.  Rather, I am done with the initial draft of a book project on a topic related to starting a law firm that I have been working on for the past two and a half years.  […]

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