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December 2010

MyShingle Fashion: Styling a Pretty Blazer

December 13, 2010 by HumaRashid

Last time, I talked about wearing a pretty dress with a blazer. My procedure was simple: Pretty solid or printed dress Blazer in a solid color (black, grey, navy, brown) ??? Profit Whoops! That was my other plan. My secret plan. As you can now see, it needs a little work. Here’s what I really […]

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MyShingle Turns Eight

December 10, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

It was just around this time, eight years ago that I hit the enter key and uploaded this Welcome Post to the web, officially launching MyShingle. In many ways, I’ve always viewed MyShingle and blogging as a microcosm of solo practice, sharing the same ebb and flow and lessons for success. So here are some […]

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Social Media for Women Lawyers: Recorded Program & 45 Page e-book available

December 8, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Niki Black and I held our webinar on social media for women lawyers last week, and we’re planning others for 2011. If you’d like us to prepare a module on a specific topic or offer a private webinar for your firm, please contact Carolyn Elefant at or Nicole Black at In the meantime, […]

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Guest Post by Roy Ginsburg: Working with an Attorney Coach

December 8, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

This summer, I had the privilege of meeting lawyer coach Roy Ginsburg at the Minnesota Solo & Small Firm Conference, then seeing him a few days later at the Nebraska Solo & Small Firm Conference. Roy is well known on the CLE speaking circuit; he is a lawyer himself and in as a former in-house […]

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Lewis Roberts, Orland Beach, FL Lawyer

December 7, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1. Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Lewis Roberts, Lewis Roberts, PA, Attorneys at Law, Ormond Beach, FL (Central Florida) – consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, real estate, wills and trusts, general consumer matters

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Daniel X. Nguyen, Orange County, CA Lawyer

December 7, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1. Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Daniel X. Nguyen, Law Office of Daniel X. Nguyen—Business  Real Estate, Trademarks & Copyrights, Estate Planning

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Help an Unemployed Lawyer, New Solo or Law Student and Help Yourself

December 6, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

If you’re a busy solo, as the year comes to a close you probably have a bunch of projects that you’d hoped to accomplish in 2010, but that still remain on the back burner.  Maybe you’d hoped to round up the most recent cases related to subpoenaing Facebook accounts or to write an article on […]

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Avoid the Client-Portal Potty

December 6, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

What’s not to like about an online client portal?  Setting up a site that enables clients to access their records or check the status of their case 24/7 offers the benefit of convenience and saves costs by eliminating the need for staff to respond to client requests for information. Client portals aren’t pricey either.  Technologies […]

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One-Sheet: Jeena Belil, Long Island No Fault, Insurance Coverage and Collection Disputes

December 5, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Jeena Belil New York No Fault Lawyer One of our readers, Jeena Belil, a Long Island, New York lawyer with a focus on accidents, no-fault, insurance coverage and collection disputes, took advantage of MyShingle’s free one-sheet generator to create the handsome, professional hand-out featured above.   If you need a handout quickly for an upcoming event […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Suits, Suits, and More Suits!

December 5, 2010 by HumaRashid

I’m back with something far more useful for this site’s readers: Suits! Suits to wear to court! Exciting. Some of you harassed me about suits on Twitter and I went poking around for cute ones in different price ranges in the hopes that you will return my kitten unharmed. When looking at suits, you can […]

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