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Archive for October 2007

Solos Practice Longer…But For Love or For Money?

One of the benefits of running your own firm is that you don’t have a committee forcing you to retire. Perhaps that’s why some of the oldest practicing lawyers are those who work for themselves. Today, Bob Ambrogi, my co-blogger at Legal Blog Watch posted here about Reuben Landeau, a Boston lawyer who just passed…

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See You In Philadelphia, I Hope!

Like my friend Susan Cartier Liebel (I think that I can call her an expert on building a solo practice), I’m also headed to Philadelphia for the ABA’s Second Annual National Solo and Small Firm Conference. I’m moderating a panel on using or finding work as contract lawyer with Lisa Solomon and I will also…

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Don’t Just Step Off the Partnership Track; Bypass It Entirely

I’m not sure whether any of you remember the TV show LA Law . Sometime in the second or third season, the firm’s young associate, Abby, was told that she wasn’t partnership material so she left to start her own criminal defense practice. A year or so later, Abby had established her reputation as a…

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