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March 2011

What Cutting Ethical Corners Says About You As A Lawyer

March 15, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Ah, those silly bar ethics rules. Like the ones that prohibit lawyers from dubbing their practice “Smith & Associates” when the firm is comprised of just one person. Recall, that Sonya Sotomayor ran afoul of these rules and it came back to bite her during her confirmation hearings. As it turned out, Sotomayor’s ethics lapse […]

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21st Century Solo, A Chain-Blog Post, Part II

March 11, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Jordan Furlong has posted a critical read for solos as well as those contemplating this adventure. Jordan’s post, which grew out of his recent guest lecture at Solo Practice University, focuses on what it takes to succeed as a solo in the 21st century. Since I’ve also spoken on this same topic (see 2:33-5:01 for […]

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Bespoke or Be-Gone: Lessons from the E-discovery trenches

March 7, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Make way for John Henry, Round 2 . Just as the steam-engine rolled over John Henry, recent advancements in e-discovery technology similarly enable machines to accomplish the work formerly performed by a team of 500 lawyers, reports the New York Times. Moreover, not only do computers perform e-discovery less expensively, but also with a precision […]

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Solo Plus

March 4, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Starting a law firm can be hard. But once you’ve got the infrastructure in place, there’s no reason that you can’t launch other side ventures. That’s the subject of this article Solo/Small Law Plus , highlighting lawyers with side “hustles” (as we’ve referred to it on Solosez) and offering a couple of thoughts on how […]

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MyShingle: Warm, Laid-Back Style

March 4, 2011 by HumaRashid

Everything is dreary and dull outside, with overcast skies and small, dejected piles of grey and black snow, so I felt like putting together something comfortable with warm colors. Some days, you just don’t want to put on the silk blouse and the pumps – you want something a little more easy-going, something low-maintenance. If […]

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Still Time to Sign Up for What You Don’t Know About Solo Practice Can Hurt You….

March 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

There’s still time to register for MyShingle’s  FREE tele/webinar which will be held tomorrow, March 3 at 2:30pm Eastern Time.  Though there’s no longer room for the webinar option, you can call in on our phone line and follow the slides which will be provided to you immediately after registering. Even if you cannot attend […]

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Lawyer Advertising: Louisiana State Regulations and the First Amendment

March 1, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

The following is a guest post by Roy Ginsburg. In the famous 1977 Bates decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that lawyers have First Amendment rights, too; legal advertising is constitutionally protected commercial speech.  Prior to that, state’s ethics rules prohibited all advertising — and we never saw any of those amusing (and not so […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Comfy Clothes, Fancy Flats

March 1, 2011 by HumaRashid

Most of my dress pants are hemmed for heels – they’re a bit longer and look great with my pumps and drag on the floor under my feet if I’m not wearing shoes. But for days when I have to dress up but just don’t want to deal with heels, I’m very thankful for my […]

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