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January 2008

Do You Read Blog Archives?

January 27, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Having blogged for over five years now, I’ve amassed a considerable body of archives, both here and here (pre 11/2004).  But does anyone read archives?  With so much currently available information, do blog readers ever re-visit the past? I don’t want my older posts to fall into obscurity, so please let me know (1) whether […]

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Why You Get As Much As You Give When It Comes to Testimonials

January 23, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Most of the time, we give testimonials because we believe in the person who has solicited our recommendation and because it’s a nice thing to do.  But if that’s not enough incentive to give a testimonial, then consider this benefit:  testimonials can also make you look good! For example, let’s say that you’ve used a […]

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Big News (NOT): Starting A Firm Helps Work Life Balance

January 23, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Nearly two years ago, I posted here about a panel addressing the issue of gender equality in the legal profession.  Strikingly absent from the panel, however, were solo female lawyers.  A month later, I wondered why we should care whether women reach the top at large firms, given that many voluntarily chose a better option […]

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Shingular Sensations Series: Small Firm Lawyer Andy Simpson Wins Half Million Dollar Verdict Against Nation’s Biggest Law Firm, USDOJ

January 21, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

With this post, I’m inaugurating MyShingle’s new “Shingular Sensations” series.  Every week or two, I hope to interview a solo or a small firm lawyer who in one way or another represents the best that this genre has to offer.   But let me be clear – Singular Sensations is not a “self-promotional” series — through […]

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Ipods for Clients

January 21, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Here’s a neat law firm business development idea reported in, that initially struck me as a bit high end, but is actually quite feasible even for smaller operations.  The story reports that Pinsent Masons, an international law firm with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow have launched a service to keep clients up to date […]

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Welcome to MyShingle’s Beautiful New Lexblog!

January 17, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Readers, Welcome to the new and improved face of My, where we’ve been inspiring solo and small firm lawyers, and those who yearn to start a firm, since December 2002.  I should add that this new face is more than skin deep; for the third time in our history, MyShingle has changed blogging platforms.  […]

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I’m Moderating A Star Studded Panel on Practicing Law in the e-Court of Public Opinion: Teleconference Option Available

January 17, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m moderating a star studded event on a very hot and timely topic:  Practicing Law in the E-Court of Public Opinion: How the Internet Can Make or Break a Lawyer’s Reputation.  The program will take place on January 24, 2008, noon- 1:30 pm at the DC Bar.  Here’s the information from the DC Bar Flyer: […]

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Letter to A New Lawyer

January 12, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

What advice do I have for a new lawyer?  That’s the money question from my friend and colleague, Susan Cartier Liebel who’s preparing this week’s Blawg Review #142 on that very topic. To start, I asked myself what kind of advice I would have found useful two decades ago when I was a new lawyer.  […]

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Online Guide

January 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

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Online Guide

January 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

This is the MyShingle original Online Guide, which has been a flagship resource at MyShingle since our launch in December 2002. The materials listed below are materials that were included in the site’s original Online Guide, and have been updated through 2008. To view a more comprehensive guide to starting a practice and access our […]

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