Because the bar associations were not addressing the impact of health care legislation on solo and small firm lawyers, MyShingle.com stepped up to the plate.
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 10, 2010
What does the new health care legislation mean for solo and small firm lawyers, who are both self-insured and in addition, may provide insurance to workers in their capacity as employers? With few bar associations addressing the gap, Carolyn Elefant, founder and head of MyShingle.com, the lead blog on solo and small law firm practice, decided to launch an inquiry. MyShingle.com commissioned a White Paper, prepared by attorney Kimberly Alderman of LawyerBird.com which found that generally, the proposed legislation offers modest benefits and added health insurance options for solos and small firms, while the mandatory purchase provisions are not nearly as draconian as originally believed.
MyShingle.com commissioned the White Paper as part of a major site relaunch. After seven and a half years, MyShingle.com's visibility and influence has grown as more and more lawyers consider the option of solo practice in a down economy. Carolyn Elefant, principal of the site is a recognized expert on solo and small firm practice in the twenty-first century, as well as an author, practicing lawyer and speaker.
About MyShingle.com: Launched in December 2002, MyShingle.com was one of the first generation of lawyer blogs and is the longest running and most comprehensive resource on solo and small firm law practice. Solos and small firms comprise over sixty percent of all lawyers in practice in the United States.
About Carolyn Elefant: Carolyn Elefant is founder of MyShingle.com and a lawyer with her own firm in Washington D.C., specializing in renewable energy, federal appeals and Section 1983 litigation. She is also the author of the book Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be and co-author, with Nicole Black of Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, expected to be published later this month.
CONTACT: Carolyn Elefant, carolyn(at)carolynelefant(dot)com, elefant(at)myshingle(dot)com, 202-297-6100