Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Slippery Slope.com:
A Podcast Series
by Professor Meredith Miller

Professor Meredith Miller has created a blog/podcast server entitled theslipperyslope.com. Here is a description of the project from Professor Miller's website:

Welcome to The Slippery Slope: A Legal Variety Podcast. What is a "legal variety podcast"? It is an opportunity to talk to interesting people about interesting things related to the law.

This blog will feature general interest podcasts of discussions with a diverse range of guests - lawyers, academics, law students, politicians and litigants. For example, upcoming podcasts will feature conversations with Carolyn Elefant of, among other endeavors, MyShingle.com; Sean Basinski of the Street Vendor Project; and Tracy McGaugh of the Touro Law Center. They'll cover topics ranging from Assessing solo practice to Zealous street vendor advocacy. We might have called the show All Law Things Considered, but that was pretty much already taken.

The podcasts will not focus on any particular legal argument, substantive area of law or legal philosophy -- rather, the podcasts will study the culture of law (broadly defined), the gray areas of the law, and the every day places where the law intersects with our lives. The goal is to be entertaining, to encourage conversation and to discuss intellectual topics that appeal to a diverse audience (i.e., not just legal academics).

Why "The Slippery Slope"? Simple. There is a guiding question that has been no use in defining the parameters of this project: where to draw the line? So, enjoy the podcasts. Don't be shy about submitting your feedback or ideas for the show. And: thanks for joining us!

Professor Miller's first guest is Carolyn Elefant, a solo practitioner in the Washington D.C. area. In addition to her practice, Ms. Elefant holds down the fort heroically at the popular blogs My Shingle and Legal Blog Watch.

This conversation is focused on her recent book, Solo By Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be. Topics include: solo practice as the "best kept secret," law firm marketing, and Carolyn's "biggest goof" when she first "went solo."

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