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December 2011

If Consumers Want to Know Where Their Tomatoes Are Grown, Don’t They Have A Right To Know Where Their Lawyer Is Located?

December 7, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Yesterday, while shopping in WholeFoods (a reward to myself after a particularly grueling week consisting largely of take-out), I noticed several prominently displayed signs touting local produce. Though the Whole Foods stores in my area have carried local produce for some time, what made this display particularly interesting is that the sign disclosed both the […]

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Amazing Free Legal Research Tool for Lawyers Who Lease

December 7, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Solo lawyers who draft or review oil, gas or natural resources leases face a tough road. For starters, these types of leases are often much trickier than standard leases for office space or wedding halls – there are distinctions between surface and sub-surface rights, leases for easements and rights of way versus, full fee versus […]

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Correction – More Time for Comment on ABA Ethics 20/20

December 7, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

In an earlier post, I incorrectly stated that the ABA Ethics 2020 Commission will be closing out the opportunity to comment on the proposed rules. This is incorrect – in fact, the comment period for various proposals will run through February 29, 2012.  Here’s a recent announcement:  At its October 2011 meeting in Denver, Colorado, […]

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MyShingle Is Proud to Be Part of the 18 Percent

December 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Solos comprise at least 60 percent of practicing lawyers, yet that’s not always apparent from mainstream legal publications which focus largely on the accomplishments of and matters relevant to large firm practice. Slowly, however, blogs are chipping away at the legal caste system that by giving solos a powerful megaphone to influence the law and […]

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