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Archive for March 2008

Do My Readers Want Form[s] Over Substance?

In reviewing my blog’s stats since I’ve moved to a Lexblog platform, I’ve noticed that Soloformania is consistently, one of my site’s top traffic draws.  Most visitors come to the Soloformania page through  Internet searches for terms like “sample   client engagement letters” or “free client interview checklists.”  Apparently, there’s a substantial need for easy access…

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More News on Solo by Choice

Here’s a quick update on my book, Solo by Choice.  First, a huge public thank you to all of the bloggers and writers for online publications who have reviewed the book and helped get the word out to others.  I realize that reviewing a 300 page book is a daunting task, so I’m grateful to…

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ABA TechShow – Technolawyer Summary of My Panel, Technology for the StartUp

Even if you missed the ABA TechShow 2008, you can find a terrific series of extremely comprehensive summaries of various panels here, courtesy of the Technolawyer Trade Show Reports, authored by Technolawyer’s intrepid reporter, Mazyar "Crazy Mazy" Hedayat.   On Friday, Mazyar posted his detailed report on Beating the Startup Blues: A Tech Survival Guide that…

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From Little Shingles, Big Law Firms Grow

Everyone starts somewhere, law firms included.  Consider this story from Forbes about Jere Beasley, one of the nation’s most successful personal injury lawyer who’s secured multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts against some of the largest corporations in the country.   According to the story, Beasley started a solo practice because he couldn’t find a job.  Today,…

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It’s Easy Being Green…If You’re A Solo

What do large law firms have in common with Sesame Street’s Kermit the Frog?  For both, it’s not easy being green.  Take a look at the hoops that mega-firm Reed Smith had to jump through when its clients started inquiring about the firm’s green initiatives.  As described in this article, Reed Smith first created an…

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How Dr. Doolittle’s Pushmi-pullyu Can Help You Attract and Keep Clients

Remember the two headed Pushmi-pullyu from the children’s classic, Doctor Dolittle?  What you probably didn’t realize back then is that the Pushmi-pullyu serves as an apt paradigm for providing information to your clients.  I unveiled this concept last week in my presentation at the ABA Tech Show 2008 on “Using Technology to Retain Clients.” Most…

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