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Archive for January 2009

Ben Glass – Why What I Do Matters to the Profession

Why What I Do Matters to the Profession By: Ben Glass, Fairfax, VA www.greatlegalmarketing.com In May 2005 I sat in the back of a room at a Renegade Millionaire conference hosted by Dan Kennedy, hearing story after story of how people in different professions and businesses were making a difference in the lives of others…

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The Contract Lawyer Conundrum

[Some edits as of 1/16/09] Over at her blog, Legal Research and Writing Pro, my friend Lisa Solomon summarizes the recent spurt of posts round the blogosphere on the grim life of contract attorneys, who endure low wages, intolerable working conditions and frequently, degrading treatment from other lawyers.  Lisa suggests that these lawyers consider starting…

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CONTEST APOLOGY FOR DELAY

I wanted to apologize for my delay in posting the results of the contest – there are so many great posts and I’d like to get them all set up to post in seriatim – but a couple of matters, including an unexpected family emergency have put me off track.  I will either turn my…

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Solos Do Everything Biglaw Does, Only Backwards and in High Heels

Many large firms assume, wrongly, that solo and small firm lawyers don’t handle complex issues.  Truth is, many of us do.  But unlike biglaw which has the luxury of researching and strategizing about these issues in a vacuum, we solo and small firm clients do all that, plus tend to our clients’ needs. Consider the…

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Back to School

[Post has been edited] I’ll be teaching a course on how to use web 2.0, social media and other collaborative technologies to Build Your Own Bar Association through Solo Practice University.   From what I can tell, I’ll be a bit of a heretic on the faculty:  not only did I love law school but I…

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