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Law Practice Plus: Solos & Entrepreneurship (Live Chat)

Posted Oct 16, 2009 12:07 AM CDT

On Oct. 15 during 24 Hour of Rebels, Carolyn Elefant and Lisa Solomon joined us for a live chat. Solomon and Elefant discussed “law practice plus,” the pursuit of one or more other businesses, in addition to law practice, at the same time.

Law practice plus is, they said, a way to diversify a solo’s income streams, both to grow income and to serve as a buffer in case work in a main practice area slows down.

Meet our guests:

Lisa Solomon, a sole practitioner in Ardsley, NY, was one of the first lawyers to recognize and take advantage of the technological advances that make outsourcing legal research and writing services practical and profitable for law firms. Since 1996, Solomon has concentrated on assisting lawyers across the country with legal research and writing services. Through Legal Research & Writing Pro, she teaches other attorneys how to start and run practices as contract lawyers.

Carolyn Elefant is a solo practitioner focusing on energy law in Washington, D.C. She’s an early adopter of technology for her law practice, having hand-coded her firm’s website in 1995 and joining the first generation of lawyer bloggers in 2002. Elefant blogs at MyShingle and is author of the book, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.

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