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Archive for March 2006

Why Solo Practice is Like A Box of Chocolates

What I love most about solo practice is that, to quote Forrest Gump, it’s like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.  And as this article, Big Case for Fledgling Lawyer, Don Thompson, AP (3/19/06) bears out, you just might get the case of your life eighteen months out…

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Arizona Makes It Easier to Check Up on Lawyers

According to this article, the Arizona State Bar now includes records of formal disciplinary action against lawyers at its website to help consumers “weed out lawyers with spotty records while searching for representation.”  You might think that someone like me, who constantly complains that bars unfairly target solo and small firm lawyers (as I did…

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Why Do So Few Women Reach the Top At Large Firms – And Why Do We Care?

This past weekend’s New York Times article Why Do So Few Women Reach the Top of Big Law Firms? (Timothy O’Brien, 3/19/06) makes me ask the question “Why Should We Care?”  The article describes the oft-cited problem of why women aren’t making it to the top at large firms or why they prematurely leave, blaming…

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Newest Blawg Review is Out and OK

Jim Calloway hosts this week’s Blawg Review, over here, with an OK (Oklahoma) theme.  His round up is more than OK, though, so you should mosey on over and see what’s been happening this week in the blogworld, including the unfortunate "Gunfight at Blawger Corral," between several A-list bloggers.

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Blogging: For Love or Money?

Ben Cowgill has a two part expose (here and here) on a new era of stock content (and stock links) in blogging.  David Giacalone reminds us that he addressed the issue of ghostblogging (wondering whether it will ruin the authenticity and personality of blogging); David also notes Joel Schoenmeyer’s post here (arguing that bloggers who…

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Alaska Lawyer Goes Solo

There’s soon to be another new solo on the block, Steve Wells of the Alaska Blawg, who’s leaving the Public Defender’s office to start a new firm (hat tip to Kevin at Lex Blog for mentioning this).   Steve writes that: This is one of the saddest and yet most exciting posts I have written. For…

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A Niche for Lawyers Who Want to Get AHead (of lettuce, that is!)

Here’s an article, Lawyers’ ads seek to grow ag business, Silicon Valley (March 10, 2006) about a firm with an agriculture-based practice that’s embarking on a new marketing campaign that brands the firm as Lettuce Lawyers – Together We Grow.  It’s a neat name, with lots of potential for other taglines, such as Lettuce Help…

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Postings Light for Next Week Or So

Just a warning, postings will be a bit on the light side for this next week or so.  Nothing to do with my new gig at Legal Blogwatch; just a combination of what’s seemed like a slow news week, coupled with a huge summary judgment motion response that is consuming me.  I will be back…

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