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Hi From Glen Allen, VA
I'm a long time Lawyerist reader and a solo construction attorney in Glen Allen, VA (Richmond Area). I've been a long time Lawyerist reader and am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the lab.
I blog on construction law topics at my Constru…
Anyone Want to Provide Input on My Logo Idea
I practice Assisted Reproductive Technology Law--basically fertility law. I'm thinking of having a logo be stork in a lab coat doing some kind of IVF procedure in the laboratory. What do you guys think?
There is another lawyer out there who bra…
Friends and Family
Does anyone do work for friends and family? If you do, how do you handle it? If you don't, how do you decline even if you practice "that kind of law"?
I've been a lawyer for less than a year and it's getting tiresome. I've decided, in general, n…
Hello from Manitoba
My name is Derrick and I was recently called to the Manitoba Bar. I practice in a firm of 6 lawyers and work mostly in Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Oil & Gas. I am also testing the waters in Civil Litigation. I have a strong interest in …
50 GB Free on Box.net!
Here's my post announcing this awesome deal from Box.net:
If you have an iPhone or iPad, take advantage of this now!
Who Proofs Your Paperwork?
A question for fellow solos who are working completely alone. I can't afford any staff or virtual assistant services, just yet, and it's difficult proofing a petition I've looked at, and modified for two solid days. Every time I print, what I think …
Gmail Inbox Options
I've been playing around with the various inbox options in Gmail, but I can't decide what I like best. What do you use and why do you like it better than the rest?
NH Bar Association is Offering a CLE on Google Office
I know a lot of you guys like Google, so I just wanted to let you know about this training. It's not cheap though--$225. It's in a location convenient to NH, Maine and Mass.
See that advertisement on this site for unlimited Lawline CLE for $299. That is a great deal. I signed up and have already done several online CLEs. I have learned a ton--I think as a solo doing CLEs is crucial to keeping up to date and avoiding …
Hi - I am Grieta Gilchrist, a solo practitioner from Albuquerque, NM. I started my solo practice in late 2008, but had some detours and am basically starting my law firm from scratch (at least it feels that way). I have had a general practice, wit…
Introduction- Jim Malone
Hi, I am based in the Philadelphia area, and I practice in three basic areas:
First, I handle tax controversies and litigation, representing people with tax troubles that I endeavor to resolve;
Second, I handle appellate litigation. I have major c…
Has anyone used an electronic signature service like this? I do transactional work and I am intrigued by this idea, if it would save time.
Introduction - Dennis Luettich
I am a real estate and business attorney with nearly a decade of experience representing both buyers and seller in numerous commercial and residential transactions.
I've made the decision to open my solo practice here in Jacksonville, FL and h…
Introduction - Robert Louque
My name is Robert Louque and I have been a solo for eight years now. My office is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and I practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, bankruptcy, and consumer law.
Hi! I'm Nicole Parker
Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Parker. About 6 months ago I started my own practice in Columbus, Indiana. I'm hoping to get some advice on being basically out of law school and practicing, as well as meeting others that are in the same place of trying t…
Greetings from Steve Stevenson
I am Steve Stevenson, former loan shark, used car dealer, and slum lord, now attorney. Many say I can only go lower in life if I entered politics.
I have a new solo practice concentrating on what I know best: Consumer protection, landl…
Introduction - Matt from Kentucky
My name is Matt, I am a newly minted member of the KY Bar. I am in the process of setting up my solo practice and have found great information here. This really is a fantastic resource. I only wish I had discovered it months ag…
Hi, I'm Ryan Feinberg
Hi, I'm Ryan Feinberg, a 1L at Charlotte School of Law. I find the Lawyerist website to be a wealth of information and have gained some valuable insight thus far. I look forward to perusing this forum and learning from all of you!
Hello, I am Sheila Costin, from Northern Virginia
Hello, I am Sheila Costin. My partner, Kathleen Holmes, and I started our firm just over a year ago. We work with small businesses to keep them out of court and on track to succeeding with their business plans.
I look forward to sharing experien…