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Archive for November 2005

Announcing “The Billable Hour” Timepieces

As Thanksgiving and winter holidays approach, like me, many of you are probably scrambling to find the perfect gift for lawyer-friends and colleagues who’ve helped you throughout the year.  This year, you don’t need to waste any more billable hours looking for gifts because fellow solo Lisa Solomon and her attorney husband Mark have come…

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Solos Can Profit From Blogs

When it comes to blogs, the question on almost every solo or small firm lawyer’s lips is  “Will a blog get me business?”   Once my answer to that question was a qualified “possibly,” – I felt that that blogs wouldn’t necessarily generate clients directly, but nonetheless, could help diversity a solo’s overall marketing portfolio.  Now,…

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An Ethics Decision for the Dogs

David Giacalone of f/k/ahas this post about the recent Florida Supreme Court decision in the 1-800 PIT BULL case (we noted the matter earlier here). The court ruled that a Florida law firm’s use of the phone number 1-800-PIT-BULL and a logo depicting a pit bull in a spiked collar violates Florida ethics rules –…

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Why You Should Listen to Your Clients

Many lawyers tend to complain when our clients try to play to lawyer.  These lawyers either feel as if the client is trying to usurp of exclusive domain or simply don’t want to take the time to explain why the law doesn’t work as the client believes it does.  Yet as this article, Court:  NY…

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I Finally Hung Those Shingles!

Readers, I apologize.  I long ago promised to include a side link to any solo or small firm who asked and I’ve been a bit late in following through.  But tonight, I went through the old emails and hung up those shingles (it may take a little time for them to appear at the site,…

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Why Getting Back in the Box Isn’t Such A Bad Thing

In these fast moving, high tech times where it seems that everything’s about buzz and hype, no one wants to be caught thinking inside the box.  But as Douglass Rushkoff explains in this essay Get Back in the Box (Fast Company 11/2005), more companies should think about climbing back in the box and returning to…

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Craig’s List Saves the Day!

From time to time in my practice, I have a need for paralegal type support or quasi-legal  research.  The tasks might include summarizing depositions, finding background on a particular industry, following up on marketing leads, gathering web materials on a recent trend in the law, updating one of  my websites or weblogs or  even doing…

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From Blawgthink to Blawgdo

I’ve been back from BlawgThink for a few days, but for various reasons, haven’t been able to post my thoughts until now.  First, everything that’s already been written by my fellow BlawgThink attendees here and here and here — about the energy and the passion and vision  pulsing through the conference, not to mention the…

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