My Shingle

November 2007

DC Lawyers – Show Solidarity for Our Colleagues in Pakistan

November 11, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I rarely discuss politics here, but the ABA’s planned rally to show solidarity for our colleagues in Pakistan is not an issue of politics, but law – and what lawyers are sometimes called upon to do in order to preserve the law. In our own lives as lawyers, few of us will ever experience more […]

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Follow Up On Nader Anise Free Phone Call

November 11, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s the announcement about the Nader Anise FREE teleseminar scheduled for November 15: Hi there, Happy Veterans Day. This year’s FRE*E “Lawyer Appreciation” teleseminar is all about making it BIG as a lawyerpreneur. My guest is a high-profile, A-list attorney. He’s also the “2007 Lawyerpreneur of the Year.” He’s been in the news A LOT […]

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Getting Along With Other Lawyers

November 7, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

John Day of Day On Torts offers some good tips on the proper way to memorialize conversations with other lawyers. Among other things, write objectively, repeat your understanding of the agreement accurately, and if you can’t remember what was discussed, admit it. Then, give your adversary a chance to make corrections. All of Day’s advice […]

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Where You Can Find My Archives

November 7, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Some of you new to my site may not realize this, but I started MyShingle back in December 2002, using Slashcode as my blogging platform. In November 2004, I joined the ALM Legal Blogwatch Network and moved to Typepad. Trouble is that my older posts are still buried somewhere in my computer’s storage and they’re […]

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Don’t Forget Conventional Media When Plugging Your Blog or Your Products

November 7, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Michael Melcher, author of the The Creative Lawyer reminds us here of the huge impact that a mention in a good old fashioned media source can have on blog traffic or book sales. Melcher reports that after his letter to the editor appeared in the New York Times, traffic to his blog increased substantially and […]

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A Solo At the Supremes

November 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at The WSJ Law Blog, there’s a nice profile of Richard Diaz, the Florida solo who represents Michael Williams, a defendant who is challenging the constitutionality of a federal child-pornography statute in United States v. Williams. Last week, Diaz argued the case before the Supreme Court. But despite his moment of glory at WSJ […]

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An Immigration Lawyer Stands Out…Overseas

November 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s a story about Maria Celebi, a U.S. immigration lawyer with an interesting niche: she works outside of the country. After ten years of immigration practice in the United States, Celebi, along with her husband and two young children, moved to Turkey after an economic downturn in Silicon Valley. Celebi’s husband used the move to […]

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Who Knew That Women Leaving the Law Would Need to Pay $9000 To Get Back In?

November 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I knew that many law schools and bar associations were developing programs to help women who’ve left the law re-enter the profession. But have to admit that until I read this New York Times story (hat tip to Lisa Solomon), I had no idea how much these programs cost – as much as $9000. For […]

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Another Nader Anise Free Teleseminar

November 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Nader Anise has just put out a “save the date” for his upcoming, annual “Lawyer Appreciation” free teleseminar. The seminar is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12:30 pm to around 2:00 pm EASTERN, with 800 lawyers expected to call in. This year’s topic is “Making it BIG as a high-profile, celebrity lawyer,” and there’s […]

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Contest for Small Businesses

November 5, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

Do you have a neat idea for a unique kind of law firm that breaks precedent? Or perhaps, like many of my solo lawyer friends, The Billable Hour here or here, you’ve come up with a non-legal side business. If so, then surf on over to Anita Campbell’sSmall Business Trends to learn about three contests […]

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