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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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Ivy League Solos

November 12, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Whether you like Harvard Law School or not, you have to agree that virtually every HLS graduate can write their own ticket to whatever job they want.  So it’s gratifying to see that with so many career options, young HLS grads are still choosing solo practice, as reported in this article from the HLS Bulletin, […]

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More Proof of the Solo Zeitgeist

February 6, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

First Washington D.C., now the Pennsylvania legal press are reporting on the increasing trend of Young Attorneys Who Go Solo (Hope Cantwell, The Legal Intelligencer February 6, 2006).  No more comment, except read and be inspired, again.

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What They Don’t Teach At Harvard Law School

September 19, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

The Harvard Law School newspaper put out a career guide which included all kinds of articles like Why Not to Be A Government Lawyer (as a former FERC attorney, I’ve got to agree with that one), the downside of biglaw and careers in public interest. Sorely missing from the list of possibilities is the one […]

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Is It Ever Too Soon to Go Solo?

July 26, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Ann Israel, a biglaw recruitment attorney who writes a column for New York Lawyer typically responds to questions about how to make partner or what’s the best law school to choose.  It’s rare that she gets a question like  this one from an attorney wondering whether he should go solo after his first year out […]

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This One Ought to Be A No Brainer

April 19, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Gee, what should  this advice seeker and recent grad (at NY Lawyer) do here?  Work for $19 an hour doing document review at a large firm in hopes of getting some experience?  Or continue to look for a more challenging permanent position?  Uh, what about the most obvious option:  working for yourself.   Even if you […]

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More on Going Solo After Law School

February 22, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

David Swanner,  a South Carolina  solo weighs in with some good advice about starting a practice out of law school over here at his web log, South Carolina Trial Law.  David knows about going solo after law school first hand – because he’s done it successfully.

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Going Solo Right After Law School

February 7, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

One of our readers writes: I graduated law school last year and am finishing up another graduate degree…and am taking the bar this summer.  For law students with little “real world” legal training (some law clerking), any advice on going solo out of law school? I read on your site about attorneys getting $40/hr court […]

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