My co-author and good friend, Carolyn Elefant, recently updated and revamped her well known primer for solo attorneys, "Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You've Always Wanted to Be."
My copy arrived in the mail just a week ago and I haven't yet had a chance to read it in full (although I plan to do so over the holidays), but the original was a wonderful resource for attorneys and from what I've seen of it thus far, this latest version manages to improve on an already great book. In addition to updated material, it includes a separate, smaller book, The Companion Guide, which boasts profiles of a number of solo lawyers and their advice regarding starting and running a solo practice.
Although I haven't yet had a chance to read the latest edition in full and pen a review, a number of others have already done so, should you be interested in what they have to say:
- Review: Solo By Choice (Associate's Mind)
- Solo By Choice: Doing Your Own Thing (Pittsburgh Legal Talk Back)
- Solo By Choice (2011-2012 Edition) And The Companion Guide (Chuck Newton Rides the Third Wave)
- Solo By Choice: The New Release (Rural Lawyer)
- A practical "first read" primer to get you thoughts organized (Amazon.com Review)
If these reviews are any indication, the latest edition of Solo by Choice is a must-have for any lawyer thinking of hanging up a shingle. So, if you're thinking of starting your own practice, this book is, by all accounts, a wonderful, useful resource. You can buy it here.