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Archive for February 2009

The $100,000 Law Firm

Imagine having $100,000 to start a law firm.  That’s the consolation prize for the 190 associates laid off today by Latham and Watkins:  six months of severance pay, capped at $100,000, reports AmLaw Daily. I realize that when you’re saddled with student loans and the accoutrements of a biglaw lifestyle, $100,000 doesn’t seem all that…

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How to Use the Bars Reviewed: A Practical Guide

Last week, I unveiled the Bars Reviewed 2009, which surveys the services that bar associations are providing to solo and small firm practitioners.  I’ve received really valuable feedback in the comment section and I’ve been working to continuously incorporate the comments into the chart. But the survey isn’t just a vanity tool to generate visibility…

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The Bars, Reviewed: What Has Your Bar Association Done for You Lately?

Summary Update (7 pm, 2/19/09) More comments below, with links to additional NC Bar resources and Canada resources too.  In response to Eric’s question, the review took place strictly based on websites alone  – I personally visited about 30 of them, and delegated the remaining review, then did additional link checks.  Talking to bar personnel…

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