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Question for Transactional Solos: What Kind of Contracts Do You Frequently Draft?

January 19, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

A few months ago, I reviewed a product released by Ken Adams and Koncision; a form confidentiality agreement that lawyers can use for drafting. Though you’ve probably seen dozens of NDA’s and confidentiality agreements online, Ken’s product is far more high end and detailed, which means that you can rely on it to make a […]

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Should You Ever Play the Solo Card?

November 16, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

For solo and small firm lawyers who routinely battle big law, there’s often a temptation to play the solo card. In other words, to seek special dispensation from court rules and practices in light of solos’ more limited time and resources. Some lawyers believe that playing the solo card is justified as a way to […]

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The Economic Benefits of A Virtual Assistant

May 16, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

This recent post from the Harvard Business Review bemoans the loss of the executive assistant in the lower ranks at most companies, a phenomenon resulting from technologic advancements like voicemail and email and pressure to cut costs. However, as the article points out: At very senior levels, the return on investment from a skilled assistant […]

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Will Technology Make Lawyers More or Less Truthful About Whether They Work from Home?

May 10, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

During the past seventeen years of my practice, I’ve alternated between a traditional office (which I had before my first daughter was born, and currently have now) and maintaining a virtual space while working from home. I strongly believe that home-based offices offer many benefits for both lawyers and clients. For lawyers, particularly for cash-strapped […]

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Ten Solo and Small Law Firm Trends 2011

January 6, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Ten Solo and Small Firm Trends 2011 [Editor’s Note This is a long, long post – so you can read it here as a post in its entirety, or download it as a PDF (above)] Once again, it’s that season when, a blogger’s fancy turns to top trends (H/T Alfred Tennyson). Jack Newton of Clio has already […]

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Guest Post by Roy Ginsburg: Working with an Attorney Coach

December 8, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

This summer, I had the privilege of meeting lawyer coach Roy Ginsburg at the Minnesota Solo & Small Firm Conference, then seeing him a few days later at the Nebraska Solo & Small Firm Conference. Roy is well known on the CLE speaking circuit; he is a lawyer himself and in as a former in-house […]

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Lewis Roberts, Orland Beach, FL Lawyer

December 7, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1. Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Lewis Roberts, Lewis Roberts, PA, Attorneys at Law, Ormond Beach, FL (Central Florida) – consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate, wills and trusts, general consumer matters

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Christopher Hill, Richmond, VA Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1. Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Christopher Hill, The Law Firm of Christopher G. Hill, PC, Richmond, VA specializing in construction law and advising. Also found at Construction Law Musings Blog

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Chris Peterson, Bryan, Texas Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1. Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Chris Peterson, Peterson Law Group, Bryan/College Station, Texas with satellite office in Conroe, Texas, Practice Areas: Small business law; commercial & residential real estate; family & divorce law; wills, trusts & estate planning

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Bruce Godfrey, Owings Mills, Maryland Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Bruce Godfrey, Law Office of Bruce Godfrey, Owings Mills (Baltimore County), Maryland, unemployment appeals, tax practice and criminal defense.

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