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November 2010

Law Firm Tech Bio: Robert Cashman; Houston, Texas and New York Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Robert Z. Cashman; Cashman Law Firm, PLLC; Houston, Texas; and New York Areas of Practice: 1) Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy.  2) Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Trademarks, Licensing.  3) Protecting internet downloaders against accusations of illegal file-sharing and copyright violations based on their use of the torrent protocol.

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Eric L. Mayer, Overland Park, KS Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Eric L. Mayer, Attorney-at-Law; Web: Blog:; Location: Wherever I happen to be in the world (but based in Overland Park, Kansas) Practice Area: Military Criminal Defense and Military Claims

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Tina Marie Hilton; Conover, NC Virtual Assistant

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Tina Marie Hilton; Clerical Advantage Virtual Online Technology Assistance I’m a Virtual Assistant providing attorneys and business creatives assistance with technology based services. Examples of some services provided: Creating PowerPoint presentations, blog assistance, WordPress website creation and/or assistance, document conversion/formatting

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More On Technology Taking Us Back to the Future

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Dr. Brest Rosenblum runs a solo family practice in  Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, that hearkens back to the days before healthcare, like law, became a business.   When Dr. Rosenblum’s patients arrive at the office, he greets them in the waiting room and takes down their intake information himself. After hours, when Dr. Rosenblum isn’t available, his patients […]

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How the Work-Life Balance Advocates Do A Disservice To Women Lawyers

November 19, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

[Updated as of 10 am] For years, Deborah Epstein Henry, author of the just-released book, Law and Reorder , Cynthia Calvert of the Project for Attorney Retention and others have been pushing large law firms to offer part-time and other flexible employment arrangements to retain women. And if the results of the fifth annual report […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Stylish Shells

November 16, 2010 by HumaRashid

Winter is fast approaching, despite the mild temperatures stretching across parts of the country, and that means it’s time to pull out the wool or lined suits. And with lined suits come the light, silky, delicate little shells, because if you wear anything else underneath, you run the risk of offending the court with rather […]

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Announcing the MyShingle ABA Ethics 20/20 Portal

November 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

For the past few months, I’ve been tracking the activity of the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 . Created in 2009, the Commission has been tasked to review the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and the U.S. system of lawyer regulation in the context of advances in technology and global legal practice developments, and recommend […]

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E-shaming (or e-lucidating): Just What the Doctor Prescribed for Ethics (updated)

November 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at the Avvo Blog, general counsel Josh King shares the American Medical Association‘s just released Policy on Professionalism in the Use of Social Media — all 358 words of it.   Josh applauds the AMA Policy for both its brevity and: tacit acknowledgment that physicians are professionals – professionals who may need some guidance […]

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Plug & Play Technology Solutions for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

November 11, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Though I’m fascinated with the idea of technology, the nuts and bolts of what to use and how to choose bore the living daylights out me!  Honestly, I have no interest in all of the bells and whistles of a particular tech tool; I just want to know it works in a law practice like […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Sleek & Chic Fashion Finds!

November 11, 2010 by HumaRashid

Styles this season are swerving in a decidedly minimalist direction: lots of tailored looks that create sleek silhouettes for an effortlessly chic look. I say ‘tailored’ instead of ‘tight,’ because I do firmly believe there’s a difference, although if you asked my mother, she’d be horrified by both words and insist they were an affront […]

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