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More On House Calls

May 21, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Joining a previous and long ago post on housecalls is this piece, Swtiching to House Calls, Hope Viner Samborn (ABA Journal 5/2006).  These days, house calls are viewed not just as convenient for clients but as a way to avoid having an office.  From the article: Solo practitioner Laura S. Petelle gives new meaning to […]

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News from the Home Office Front

April 9, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

For those solos who work from home or are thinking about doing so, here are two articles of interest.  First, from the Washington Post (4/3/06) comes this article, Working at Home, and Not Alone, about spouses who both work from home and how they negotiate their space.  And for those who already work from home, […]

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The Travelling Lawyer

January 29, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

If you’re going solo and can’t afford an office, don’t feel badly.  In fact, celebrate – because the lack of an office will enable you to follow in the tradition of Thomas Hall, the subject of this article, He house calls; attorney breaks free from tradition (Journal Times, 1/27/06).    As the article describes: Since […]

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Tips for Working At Home

January 24, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Home Office Lawyer -Guru Grant Griffith shares these tips from  LifeHack on how to improve productivity working from home.  Tips include setting up a designated work area, setting a schedule and avoid volunteering for too many activities because people assume that when you work at home, you have more free time. Check out the post […]

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A Bad Lawyer, But Why the Gratuitous Comments?

November 8, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Another article about a really bad solo, Jo-Ellen Wells (Estate Seeks to Disbar Divorce Lawyer), this one out of New Hampshire who took money from several clients and never did the work and in one instance, represented a divorcing wife when the lawyer had already been retained by the husband (though apparently, Wells never did […]

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Making Real Money At A Virtual Firm

October 24, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

This article, Virtual Law Inc. reports on Hawaii shingler Greg Kim, a former biglaw partner who’s now practicing law with his way while still earing the same salary.  So how does Kim’s practice differ from the traditional law firm?  Here’s how: Instead of ranks of associates to do his bidding — and to rack up […]

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Office a Go Go

October 20, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

From Jim Calloway comes this post, Office on the Go, which describes how lawyers can make their office transportable (no comment on whether this is always a good idea).  Jim recommends that if you can only have one machine, it should be a laptop.  And these days, laptops are inexpensive enough to justify.

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A Home Office Still Needs to Be An Office

September 12, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

For all of you home office shinglers, fellow solo Lisa Solomon authored this guest post at Home Office Lawyer entitled “Putting the Office Back in the Home Office.”  Lisa offers a couple of quick tips to professionalize your home office so that you can keep your home-office and home-life separate from each other.

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There’s No Place [to Practice] Like Home

July 7, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Unfortunately, sometimes even solo and small firm lawyers harbor stereotypes about a home office set-up. But if anyone can put those stereotypes to rest, it would be my fellow blogger and solo, Grant Griffiths, who’s just launched this new web log, Home Office Lawyer. These days, home office is more synonymous with high-tech than homely, […]

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Working from Home – A Viable Choice

November 22, 2004 by Carolyn Elefant

Many lawyers resist working from home, worrying primarily about image, as in this article here.  But a professional home based office is possible, as demonstrated by Nina Kallen and Lisa Solomon, the two sucessful attorneys profiled in  Home Alone, Margaret Graham Tebo, ABA Journal (November 2004).

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