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Archive for February 2007

Solo At 75

I was about to post on  this article from the Washington Post on former federal judge and biglaw partner Stanley Sporkin, who’s just started his own law firm, but I saw that Susan Cartier Liebel beat me to the scoop. Though Sporkin expressed enthusiasm about his new venture, I wonder whether seventy five year old…

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Technolawyer Ad: A Tip for Solo Law Firms, But Is This Fair Advertising

Via Denise Howell comes word of this well done ad by Neil Squillante of Technolawyer.  The ad, entitled "When Google Fails You," is set up with  a new solo is looking for reviews on case management, but has no luck on Google, so he follows a lead to the Technolawyer archives.  However, as Denise points…

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Don’t Slash and Burn, Just Slash

Used to be that career advice tended towards the absolute.  Women at biglaw were basically advised that if they weren’t willing to work 80 hour weeks after having kids that they’d have no future at the firm.  So many left entirely, not recognizing the possibility for a happy medium.  And on the listserves that I…

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Is Small the New Big: A Reprisal, Two Years Later

If you hang around the blogosphere long enough, you’ll bump against the same themes but with a different spin.  Back in June 2005, I first posted on whether small is the new big, applying some of the themes from Seth Godin’s book of the same name.  This week the discussion on small as the new…

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A Handbook on the Risks of e-Lawyering

Over at my beat at Legal Blogwatch, I posted a link to a free online handbook created by Chubb Insurance on the Risks of e-Lawyering.  The handbook, available here offers lots of tips to avoid running afoul of ethics rules in the age of technology, such as how to guard against inadvertently creating an attorney-client…

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Share Your PowerPoint Online: A Cool New Tool

A decade ago, back in the dark ages of the Internet, I’d often put presentations that I delivered at conferences into HTML so that I could readily display them on my website (check out this old chestnut on using the Internet for legal research, circa 1997 – it predated Google!).  Posting a PowerPoint presentation online…

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A Solo Who Inspired

Many people dream of starting a law firm to make money or achieve work-life balance, but for me, it’s always been about immortality:  finding a way to leave my own little, but indelible mark on the law.  I’m still working hard on that goal, but if you want to get a sense of the heights…

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