Raise your hand if you have a copy of Jay Foonberg’s “How To Start and Build a Law Practice” on your bookshelf.
Both my hands are up. I have two copies.
Few if any publications this side of Black’s Law Dictionary have been more helpful to lawyers entering private practice. “How To Start and Build a Law Practice” is practical, easy to read and chock-full of good advice. It even tells you what photographs to place on your desk and how to position them (pictures of your family, facing you).
But there’s a new guru in town, and she’s giving the venerable Mr. Foonberg a run for his money.
Her name is Carolyn Elefant and she practices solo in Washington D.C. She wrote the book “Solo by Choice,” which is a perfect companion to Foonberg’s classic. And her blog at http://myshingle.com has attracted a loyal following because of its timely tips and ardent advocacy for legal Lone Rangers.
A recent post outlined the many benefits of opening an office in the same building as a start-up company. Another showed how the pricing of some CLE “package deals” is unfair to solos.
Check out Elefant’s YouTube video, “What You Don’t Know About Solo Practice Can Hurt You.”