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Leaving A Law Firm: More Resources and A Prediction

January 27, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Adding to this earlier compilation of resources on leaving a firm is this recent article, Practicing Ethics: Soliciting Clients, David Keyko, New York Lawyer (1/27/06).  The article summarizes various New York professional code provisions governing client solicitation, including when lawyers depart a firm. In researching this issue lately, I consulted fellow blogger Dennis Kennedy’s excellent […]

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Taking It With You When You Leave the Firm

January 16, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

With so many lawyers turning solo, it’s surprising how little has been written about the issues that departing attorneys face, such as when you can solicit clients or sharing fees.  But this article, Associate Says Ex-Firm Misused His Name on His Web Site, The Connecticut Law Tribune (January 11, 2006) reports on another issue:  keeping […]

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Biglaw’s Got the View But Not Much Worthwhile to Do

November 28, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Yet another article, Smaller Can Be Beautiful for Some Lawyers, (bizjournal, 11/2005) on biglaw attorneys leaving their firms for smaller – or in this case, mid-sized pastures.   But what I found so sad about this piece is the reason that some folks stay on at biglaw:  not because they prefer the work but rather, they […]

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Breaking Up [A Law Firm] Is Hard to Do

August 28, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

For a couple formerly in love, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.  But for lawyers at a firm, who stuck together for the sake of money, breaking up is even more difficult as demonstrated by this article, Court Fight Pits Barnes Firm Versus Defecting Top Lawyer, Michael Beebe (8/28/05).  As the article reports, the split […]

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Leaving A Law Firm: Some Resources and a Request

August 15, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

A reader who’s currently employed but actively planning to start a firm recently posed the following question to MyShingle: How do I announce to my current employer my intentions to start a firm and leave on friendly terms but still take the clients whom I’d like to take with me (assuming the client wants to […]

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Law Firm Alumni Networks Are Proof That You Shouldn’t Burn Bridges

August 5, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

A few months ago, we posted about the growth of law firm alumni networks. Now, there’s another article on that topic this month, Law Firms Leverage Alumni to Drum Up Business (New York Lawyer, 8/4/05).  This article discusses some of the the benefits that large firms get from alumni networks, such as contacts with potential […]

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