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Solo & Small Law Firms


What’s Next Solo: Dan Lear – From Lawyer to Avvo Industry Relations

Name: Dan Lear Current Position, company and what your company does. I am currently the Director of Industry Relations at Avvo. Avvo connects people to the quality legal help they deserve through industry-leading tools and services, including a free Q&A forum, a comprehensive lawyer directory, and fixed-fee services offered by local lawyers. Prior to your…

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What’s Next Solo? Lawyer to Legal Tech, Chad Burton, CuroLegal

The final lawyer-to-legal-tech entry in our What’s Next Solo? lineup is Chad Bruton, CEO of CuroLegal.  Although Chad had ten years of biglaw legal experience under his belt by the time he turned solo, as a still-newer attorney, he enjoyed the benefits of the technology advances like virtual law offices and distributed firms which he…

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What’s Next Solo: Lawyer to Legal Tech, Nicole Black of MyCase

I’m very excited about this week’s What’s Next Solo, From Lawyer to Legal Tech feature about my co-author and friend, Nicole Black of MyCase. Niki and I met online 12 years as part of the early generation of law bloggers, and two of just a handful of female bloggers in that crowd.  Nicole is a…

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What Next, Solo? Lawyer to Legal Tech, Deb Tesser, Zola Suite VP

Welcome to the inaugural edition of What’s Next, Solo?  Although some lawyers are content to remain pure solos or small firm owners for the duration of their career, others may wish to move onto something new – whether out of a desire to seek new challenges, or a need for steadier income or a less…

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Law Firm Defection: From Security to Liberty

Editor’s Note: It’s one thing to leave a biglaw firm for solo practice – that kind of thing happens all the time. But what happens if the firm that you leave is one that you built yourself? That decision can be much tougher – but as this week’s guest poster  Randall F. Rogers shares, it…

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The American Legal Dream of an Iranian Immigrant

This week’s solo profile and Shingular Sensation is Mitra Nejat, an Orange County immigration attorney who came to the United States from Iran in the 1970s as a teen, started law school later in life and built a thriving immigration law practice. I love Mitra’s inspiring personal story because it’s a reminder of the great…

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