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Where Have All the Lawyers Gone?

April 12, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Perhaps the most surprising piece news from last night’s Ignite Law was Jay Shepherd’s announcement that he’s shutting down his firm to focus full time on his business, Prefix LLC which teaches lawyers how to price knowledge. The next day, another colleague revealed that he too will leave his practice to focus on another venture – […]

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A Renaissance Solo

December 3, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

I really enjoyed this piece by Mark Donald, An Ode to Okra (Texas Lawyer – 12/1/05, law.com) about Dale Wooten, a Texas bankruptcy solo lawyer, who’s also a “restaurateur, raconteur and gardener.”  Wooten, who’s enjoyed a successful 35 years law practice and generally interesting side businesses, is now winding down a 35 year solo career […]

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You Gotta Know When to Fold…

September 23, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

While you may never find an ideal time to start a firm, hopefully, you’ll realize when it’s time to stop.  The attorney described in this article, Attorney Loses License Again, Kevin Eigelbach (9/21/05) apparently didn’t so now the bar’s stopped his practice for him.  Attorney Gabbard of Kentucky has been suspended from practice for 21 […]

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Tips for Leaving Solo Practice

February 26, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

There’s plenty written – both at MyShingle and elsewhere – about the right way to start a law practice.  But there’s also a right way to close one down when a solo decides to move on to another position.  The attorney described in this article, State details misconduct charges, Rick Hepp, Star Ledger (2/23/2005) took […]

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