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Archive for November 2009

Inspiration for Lawyers From A Boy Who Built A Windmill

–It was a future I could not accept. (William Kamkwaba, Ted Talk at 2:28) A decade ago, William Kamkwaba was just a poor simple farm boy growing up in Malawi, Africa, fully expecting that like his father, he too would become a farmer.  But in 2001, Malawi experienced a devastating drought and famine that knocked…

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Podcast on Starting a Practice he Lawyer You Always Dreamed of Being

Last week, I was privileged to be interviewed by Rodney McDowell, who heads the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program and, coincidentally a fellow Cornell  Law School alum (as an aside, we were just a class apart but didn’t really know each other well back in law school – and my guess is that neither…

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Free Legal Research by Google & What It Means

What do I think about Google’s recent launch of a free, online legal research tool as part of Google Scholar?  (disclosure: my husband works for Google, but isn’t involved with the legal research project) Funny you should ask, because I’ve been tracking, evaluating and most of all, patiently awaiting the arrival of a functional, robust…

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The Page Between Biglaw and Solo Practice, Between Life and Death

Even though I reside in Bethesda, Maryland and practice appellate law in Washington D.C. just like appellate lawyer Mark Levy,  the former Kilpatrick Stockton attorney who took his life after his firm downsized, our paths never crossed.   As a biglaw attorney and a small fry in a highly stratified town like Washington D.C., lawyers like…

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Your Blog On Social Media

This is a quick video that my daughter, Elana helped me put together (don’t you love the blog in the frying pan?) that demonstrates how social media can be used to amplify blogging efforts.  That’s the topic I’ll be discussing today at the Avvo’s Mid-Atlantic Tour here in DC (I just noticed that Avvo launched…

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LEXIS Responds To Earlier Post

A representative from LEXIS responded to my earlier post,LEXIS, You Could Have Had Us Solos At Hello Unfortunately, I have been experiencing some serious problems with the comments feature of my blog and as a result, have missed many comments.  I would never, ever not post a comment to a site, even if it is…

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