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Small Helpings of Solo

November 26, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Sometimes, there’s simply not enough information to convert into a post – so here are some small bits on solos and smalls from round the media and blogosphere: Sotomayor Remembers Solo Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor didn’t spend much time in solo practice, but her experience certainly must have left an impression.  In a recent […]

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Run Solo Run: Does Running for Office Jumpstart or Stop A Legal Career?

October 16, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

With Election Day less than a month away and the public tiring of hearing about Obama or Romney, the media has turned its attention to local and lesser known candidates.  Moreover, many of those capturing the spotlight are either solos or younger lawyers just starting their careers. For example, up in Maine shingler Cynthia Dill, […]

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Solo Incubator Launches At UMKC

November 2, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Back in June, I had the privilege of speaking at the Missouri Bar’s excellent Solo and Small Firm Conference.  In addition to the practicing lawyers in attendance – many who were eight or ten time repeat attendees, the event was also populated by a swarm of yellow-shirted students, who as it turned out, were participating […]

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Two Solos Up For Consideration As Mississippi USAG

March 12, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Who says being solo means being small time?  In Mississippi, two female solos, Constance Slaughter Harvey and Christi McCoy are two of the top contenders for the open seat for United States Attorney General for the northern and southern districts of Mississippi, reports the Northeast Mississippi Journal.  Both women boast impressive credentials.  Slaughter-Harvey was the […]

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Loan Forgiveness – Why Not For Solos?

November 27, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

This article, Debt Relief May Be In Sight for Lawyers (Chicago Sun Times 11/27/06) reports on the status of legislation proposed by Senator Dick Durbin back in 2003, that would grant student loan relief to public sector lawyers in the criminal justice system.  From the article: The average young lawyer from a private law school […]

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Small Firm Lawyer Has Big Ideas for The WV Bar

May 21, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

A small firm lawyer, Rob Fisher, has taken the helm at the West Virginia Bar as reported in this article. Based on what he has planned for his state, I sure wish they’d find more like him to lead the ABA.  According to the article, Fisher plans to focus on small firms and solos and […]

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South Carolina Makes Discipline Records Available Online

May 21, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

According to this article, the South Carolina Bar moved to electronically post disciplines of lawyers on its webstie for 75 years (of course, who knows if the web in its present form will be around by then).  Some lawyers oppose this decision, arguing that it “creates a Scarlet Letter” for anyone who makes a mistake.  […]

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Solo Reported Missing

April 20, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

A Texas solo is missing, according to this Texas Lawyer article (4/20/06), State Bar of Texas Steps in After Solo is Reported Missing.  According  to the article,  Britt Hall, a Houston solo, has not been seen since Jan. 3, according to a private investigator who is searching for him. And State Bar officials say Hall […]

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Cheney’s Victim Is A Famous Solo in his Own Right

February 19, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Harry Whittington has been in the news recently as the victim in a hunting accident involving Vice President Cheney, but before this event, he’d earned a reputation as a famous solo in his own right.  As this article from the Austin Statesman describes, Whittington’s successful legal battles included ensuring that the state properly spent the […]

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NH Limits on Small Claims Court Won’t Help Lawyers

January 29, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

David Giacalone of f/k/a writes this post about a New Hampshire bill that would reduce the jurisdictional limit in small claims court in New Hampshire from $5000 to $2500.  Lest anyone think that this kind of legislation is a lawyers-relief bill in disguise, I can assure you that it is not.  A case valued at […]

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