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Archive for December 2007

Make 2008 The Year You Start Your Law Firm

As another year draws to a close, do you find yourself thinking about hanging out your own shingle? Perhaps the thought occurred to you the other night while you were polishing up a brief, wishing that you — not the partner who isn’t at all familiar with the case — were going to argue it.…

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A Great Video Ad To End the Year:

I posted on this video here. In my view and for the reasons I described in that post, it’s hands down the best and most effective lawyer ad that I’ve seen this year, rivalling my favorite ad of 2006, by criminal defense attorney Allison Margolin, that I wrote about here. Lights, camera, action – are…

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This Solo Has No Problem With Avvo

For a few days now, the blogosphere has been abuzz with news of the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against lawyer directory and rating service, Avvo and the subsequent Wall Street Journal’s endorsement of Avvo. These events evoked an impassioned post by respected solo-centric blogger Susan Cartier Liebel, who argues that Avvo’s rating system…

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Lawyers Appreciate…Passion, Baby, Passion!

Yes, you read my headline correctly – lawyers appreciate passion. At least, that’s my official response to the Second Annual what do lawyers appreciate meme , for which I’ve been tagged by my friend Sheryl Schelin. My answer may surprise you. After all, we generally, we don’t associate staid lawyers with passion – unless it’s…

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Another Contest: Law Is Stranger Than Fiction

My sister sent me this notice about a legal fiction writing contest sponsored by SEAK, a company that provides seminars and training for expert witnesses, lawyers and medical professionals. Either short stories or a novel excerpt of 2500 words or less qualify for submission. Entries are due March 31, 2008.

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Get Yourself Noticed: Go Forth and Comment!

So, guess who won the Wall Street Journal Law Blog’s Lawyer of the Year contest? No, it wasn’t Alberto Gonzales (the ABA’s first choice , until it changed its mind, or Clarence Thomas or even the overly litigious Roy Pearson who spawned dozens of bad puns about lawyers suing the pants off businesses. Nope. As…

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A Round Up of Opportunities for Solo and Small Firms

Here’s a quick round up of some opportunities for solo and small firm lawyers. Check out Susan Cartier-Liebel’s contest, So You Want to Fly Solo. The contest, which is open to all lawyers – “newly minted or well seasoned,” and current and/or wannabe solos, offers a two hour consult (value: priceless) with Susan as the…

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