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Start One, Start Many

January 18, 2019

For many, the challenge of starting one business is hard enough. But once you’ve started one business, the next are not as intimidating. Take the example of Minneapolis based solo Judith Samson. A criminal defense attorney by day, Samson, who is profiled here is an inventor and entrepreneur the rest of the time, having created…

Is $400 an Hour Pro Bono?

February 9, 2005

In this prior post, we discussed whether discounts given by solo and small firm lawyers on work performed for low income clients might count as pro bono.   For those who don’t endorse that idea, consider…

The 94 Hour Day

February 7, 2005

A Connecticut solo Timothy Spayne recently paid the federal government $1.24 million to settle charges that he overbilled the Electric Boat corporation for representing the company’s employees in workers compensation claims as reported in Billing…

Making Mistakes

February 7, 2005

Ever make mistakes?   If you do, don’t despair.  Mistakes give you two opportunities:  one to make the underlying correction and one to show what type of lawyer you really are.  That’s the theme of my…

Going Solo Right After Law School

February 7, 2005

One of our readers writes: I graduated law school last year and am finishing up another graduate degree…and am taking the bar this summer.  For law students with little “real world” legal training (some law…

To Martindale or Not To Martindale?

January 30, 2005

When I started my practice back in 1993, I paid for a real listing in Martindale-Hubbell (as opposed to the cheapie listing in the front blue plages) that I kept for four years. By 1997,…

What’s Coming…

January 28, 2005

In the past few months, we’ve acquired some new readers who may not be aware that this site has been around for two years, not just the two months that the archives would indicate.  I…

I Am A Maven!

January 25, 2005

I am a maven.   I’m not so sure that it’s true, but it’s very cool, nonetheless.

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