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Archive for August 2006

Finding a Way to Do What You Love, Even If What You Love Is Watching TV

This isn’t a post that directly relates to solo practice, though the lessons that it offers will apply.  Instead, it’s about the serendipitous way that your passions can lead you to a job that truly fits – which is something that many of us have in fact found in solo practice. Consider this New York…

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Solo Practice: Priceless

From Susan Cartier-Liebel’s piece, For the Brave, There’s Life Beyond Biglaw (, August 10, 2006) comes this money quote: If opening your own practice were portrayed as a MasterCard commercial, it would go something like this: Virtual Office: $150; Cell Phone: $49.99 a month; WiFi laptop: $799; taking your 5-year-old son to his first Mets…

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Of counsel – another solo practice option

This month’s issues of GP Solo Magazine has an article by Elio Martinez entitled Of Counsel:  An Alternative to Solo and Firm Practice.  The article tells a little bit about Martinez’s of counsel arrangement (all of them differ, I think): My of counsel arrangement is simple. I maintain a separate and independent practice while occupying…

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Client Service and More on Niches

I realize that my posts have been sparse over the past month.   The slow postings are explained by a couple of factors: my day job as a practicing solo has been fairly busy lately, a project that I’m close to finishing that I believe will greatly benefit MyShingle readers and my divided loyalties now that…

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Welcome Typepad Visitors

Today, MyShingle is thrilled to have the honor of being named as Typepad’s Featured Blog of the Day for August 6, 2006.  I’d like to personally welcome all new visitors from Typepad’s Home Page and invite you to take a look around at my site.  I realize that many of you may not have a…

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I’m quoted in a story on blogs

Jason Krause has this article, Making Rain on the Net in the August 2006 edition of the ABA Journal.  Not until I read the article and saw that I’d been quoted did I remember being interviewed for it – I was on travel in Las Vegas at the time.  The article is particularly interesting, because…

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