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The Law Firm That Launched Not With A Bang, But A Tweet.

Imagine turning to social media to grouse about how your frustration at your current law firm makes you want to start your own — and coming away not only with a sympathetic ear but two future law partners. Sounds crazy, but that’s the story of how how Chicago-based, African-American, female owned boutique law firm KMR…

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The Eccentric Personality Types of Solo Lawyers

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Anne Harvey Young, would-be solo lawyers are an eccentric group—I know, because I used to be one.  The year was 1991 and I couldn’t stand another minute…

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He’s Changed the Way Law Is Practiced

I remember when I first corresponded with Enrico Schaefer, the Greatest American Lawyer back in the early days of the blogosphere. At the time, Enrico had just left his firm to start his own and was blogging anonymously presumably to keep his former partner from learning the details of his plan. When Enrico started his…

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Century Solo

Though he died as head of a 625-lawyer firm, centenarian lawyer Christian Peper started as a solo. As described in St. Louis Today, Peper, along with his friend Malcolm Martin and Martin’s father started a law firm in a four room office back in 1941. Three months later, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and Peper, determined…

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Review of Bryan A. Garner’s LawProse Seminars – by Roger Traversa

Editor’s Note: For legal and appellate writers, Bryan Garner’s seminars are renowned. Not only is Garner respected by, and popular with lawyers, but he apparently commands enough respect by the Supreme Court Justices that they willingly shared with Garner their writing secrets. But how do Garner’s writing seminars stack up? I’ve seen them advertised before…

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