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Archive for April 2009

Solos and the Power of Just Showing Up

Each morning as @carolynelefant, I check in on Twitter for my dose of innovation-overload.   Twitter is always brimming with updates on great minds undertaking great change-the-world-or-the-legal-profession ventures and 140-character insights that inspire and offer new perspectives that I’d love to put to action if I only had the time. As author of MyShingle, I straddle dual…

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Last Call – Pink Slips, Detours & OnRamps

There’s still time to register for the Pink Slips, Detours and OnRamps program at  Also, if you are a blogger or member or member of the media and you’d like a free press pass, contact me at

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If You Play the Part of a Solo Lawyer Long Enough, You Can Be One Too!

I’m only just now getting around to commenting on this recent Notes from the Breadline post by Roxana St. Thomas at Above the Law on the drawbacks of solo practice.  Essentially, St. Thomas focuses on the tougher aspects of going solo, from the potential costs associated with office space to figuring out how to choose…

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The World According to Wordle

As I’ve written plenty of times before, I’m not much of a fan of technology for technology’s sake.  I’m both too busy and too clumsy to fool around with gizmos and gadgets that don’t have an immediate, practical application to my law practice or my life.  So when I first learned about a site called…

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Could You Be A Front for A Firm?

I’m getting ready for my upcoming conference, but couldn’t resist posting about this article that describes the trend of minority owned firms partnering up with larger firms to help meet diversity requirements.  It’s a trend that I mentioned in my book Solo by Choice, so I was interested to learn that the trend has since…

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Round Up of Posts: Start Up Law Firm Resources, Reputation Online, Workshop

This is one of those "collection posts" – with a couple of different topics. First, I came across a bunch of FREE tools for start-ups at Ladies Who Launch.  Though the tools are geared towards start-up companies generally, as opposed to law firms, there are plenty of forms and templates here, from business templates to…

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Be THAT Lawyer!

Not sure how many of you remember the T.V. Show, That Girl, featuring Marlo Thomas as a small town gal trying to make it big as an actress in New York.  Truth be told, I never much liked the few reruns that I saw (I’m too young to remember the originals), but the concept of…

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