Solo by Choice 2011-2012: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be (Career Resources for a Life in the Law) (Paperback) by Carolyn Elefant
This 2nd edition of Solo by Choice is dedicated to every lawyer who ever wanted to run the show but worried that going solo was career suicide … to every lawyer who wanted to solo but didn’t know how to set up the office and make it work … to every lawyer who never set foot in a courtroom or a boardroom but dreamed of one day practicing law their way … and to every lawyer captivated by the promise of technology to enable better, cheaper ways of serving clients and expanding access to justice but was stymied by naysayers. In short, this book is dedicated to becoming the lawyer you always wanted to be.
A solo practice “how-to” of extraordinary depth and detail that isn’t just for the urban lawyer, or the Nebraska lawyer, but covers ground that is meaningful to the full panoply of issues confronting lawyers around the country under almost every circumstance.
Solo By Choice is dedicated to every lawyer who ever wanted to run the show but worried that going solo was career suicide … every lawyer who wanted to solo but didn’t know how to set up the office and make it work … every lawyer who never set foot in a courtroom but dreamed of one day practicing law their way. In short, this book is dedicated to becoming the lawyer you always wanted to be.
Solo By Choice has more than 300 pages of solid, practical advice on these topics: Making the Great Escape … Getting Started … Setting Up Office … Selecting Practice Areas … Handling Clients … Billing & Fees … Generating Revenue … Outsourcing … Marketing in the Digital Era … FAQ’s on starting a firm from BigLaw, government, law school … and Part-Time Options for parents.
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3 comments on “Solo By Choice”
I know several BigLaw associates who, having been passed over for partner, are now practicing in solo or small partnership law practices. They all are seemingly very successful and satisfied in their new roles. But I always associated “going solo” with a fallback position, a Plan B.
After reading Solo by Choice, I no longer make that association. Instead, “going solo” now represents the opportunity and freedom to create the career (and life!) of my dreams. I highly recommend this book!
Solo by Choice is a fantastic resource for anyone considering going solo. I especially liked the action items and the quotes from solo practitioners describing problems and solutions they encountered. My copy of the book is pretty worn at this point, but I still find myself going back to it often as I get ready to open my firm in the next couple of months. I highly recommend this book if you are thinking about going solo. Love the practical advice and all of the tips!
Solo by Choice is easy to read and a great resource even now that I’ve already made that choice. I get tips flipping through it almost daily.