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October 2010

MyShingle Fashion: Gosh and Golly, It’s Elie Tahari!

October 22, 2010 by HumaRashid

I should be taken out back and shot for my horrible rhymes. And for my use of hyperbole. But at this point, I almost feel that only cheesy, ridiculous, nonsensical rhymes can convey how much I love Elie Tahari. Last time, I talked about Pucci dresses. I featured printed dresses in general, but the inspiration […]

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The Practice Was Perfect

October 20, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending, and presenting a session on niche practice at The Practice, organized by my friend and colleague Brian Tannebaum, this year’s president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) . Geared towards criminal defense lawyers running a law firm, the Practice touched on all of the […]

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A Match Made in the Blogosphere

October 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

From afar, they seemed like opposites: a tough New York City criminal law trench warrior with disdain for high faultin’ academics and a talent for effortless and abundant insights and a world-travelling, West Coast civil litigator with a global practice and a penchant for literature and a knack brevity. Yet they spoke each others’ language, […]

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ISO: Solos With Three to Eight Years of Solo Practice

October 11, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

As I posted back in March, I’m compiling a companion volume to Solo by Choice consisting entirely of solo profiles.  Because the book represents the voices of others, as I mentioned, I’ll be contributing the bulk of my share of the royalties to a fund that I’m in the process of creating to help new […]

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Conference Round Up: MILO Conference, NC Marketing & My Upcoming Appearance At The Practice & MyLegal

October 11, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

There’s a bunch of upcoming events that may be of interest. First, – this is a bit of short notice, but the North Carolina Bar Association is offering a FREE (to members) two day start up bootcamp – details available here Second, my colleague Victor Medina is organizing the second Macs in the Law Office […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Trend Alert: Warming Up For Fall/Winter 2010!

October 11, 2010 by HumaRashid

It’s deceptively warm out there, and I, for one, am not complaining. I adore autumn, but I abhor the fact that it precedes winter…and is usually so short, not giving me ample time to resign myself to the first snowfall of the season. But the mornings are surprisingly nippy sometimes, even as midday temps hit […]

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Why Should Your Clients Care That Their Lawyers Don’t Work Weekends?

October 9, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

There’s a small law firm in South Carolina with a Client Expectations policy that’s made a big splash online.  The policy, which bluntly states, “We do not work weekends and do not provide emergency numbers for weekends….We make mistakes…” attracted notice from the ABA Journal and generated discussion at several blogs, including Jim Calloway’s Practice […]

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Billing Methodologies Don’t Act Unethically. Lawyers Do.

October 5, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Look,  I’m no friend of the billable hour.   As others have emphasized far more eloquently, the billable hour measures time, not results and as such, breeds inefficiency.  Worst, for at least two decades, the billable hour fed biglaw’s associate leverage schemes which have since buckled under the weight of bloated fees and left countless young […]

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Webinar on Social Media for Cornell Law School

October 5, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Tomorrow, I’ll be giving a webinar at Cornell Law School on how lawyers can harness the power of social media. Much as I love my alma mater, given that Cornell isn’t actually on the cutting edge of anything (except Cascadilla Gorge), I’m surprised at the level of interest in, and the expected turn out for […]

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