It’s been nearly 4 years since the release of Carolyn Elefant’s book, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be that provided a blueprint for solos of all ages and stages of their career to start and build a law practice in the 21st century. Now, with the release of the second edition,Solo by Choice: 2011-2012, Carolyn’s book remains the most comprehensive up to date guide on starting a law practice. But with the benefit of questions and input from readers, the second edition addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about starting and running a law firm and which we’ll address in this webinar. We’ll answer questions like:
1. Should I start a firm right out of law school, and what can I do in law school to increase my chances of success?
2. How much do solos REALLY earn, and how can I find out?
3. Do I need a business plan, and if so, what should I put into it?
4. Where am I going to find affordable legal research?
5. Do I need a mentor and how can I find one?
6. What are the most effective strategies for marketing a new law firm?
7. Do I need to pay for pricy consultants and SEO?
and much more…
Carolyn Elefant is a practicing lawyer with a firm in Washington D.C. focusing on emerging renewables, federal eminent domain, appeals and social media and privacy concerns in the regulated utility industry and smart grid. She writes the popular blog, MyShingle.com, launched in 2002 and maintains the StartingaLawFirmOnlineGuide.com. Along with Nicole Black, Carolyn is co-author of Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier.
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