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MyShingle Is Back, Thank You.

July 29, 2015 by Carolyn Elefant

Six weeks. Long time to go not just without posting, but without even reading other blogs. Now I am back. Resuming blogging was hard because my husband was here for the hundreds of posts I’ve penned except for this one.  Every post I write from now on, he will never read, never see. The posts […]

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In Memoriam, My Husband Bruce Israel, 58 Years Old

June 5, 2015 by Carolyn Elefant

Over the years, I’ve pierced this blog’s professional veil to share glimpses of my personal life: my ongoing struggle to balance parenthood and practice, my father’s passing, my daughters’ growing up and my oldest’s departure for college last August. Yet I’ve rarely, if ever, blogged about or even mentioned my husband — which come to […]

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Summer Fellowships at LOCE & MyShingle

April 27, 2015 by Carolyn Elefant

Both my firm and this blog, MyShingle.com are sponsoring 2-3 paid, 6-week fellowships this summer for rising 1-Ls or 2-Ls.  The position is posted online here. You can apply either through that site, or directly to me by sending the required materials to elefant@myshingle.com. The positions start May 25, so I’m accepting applications as soon […]

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I’m Back!!!

January 9, 2015 by Carolyn Elefant

If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t posted since December 19. Three weeks ago. And last year too! That’s a huge gap for my blog, probably unprecedented. But life interrupted, and between a heavy caseload and my college daughter’s return from break, I’ve been too busy or too tired to blog. But I’m feeling reinvigorated. Like […]

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MyShingle Turns Twelve.

December 10, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Twelve years and a couple of hours ago, I launched MyShingle.com, determined to create a site that would support and celebrate solo and small firm lawyers . Since then, so much has changed within the legal profession and for me personally. Just to take one example, the Yellow Pages are no longer the preferred form […]

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Stand Up for Solos: Our Horton Moment

November 26, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. But ensuring a future for solos and smalls is too important a task to let slide. And so, I intend to file comments to the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services . And you should too. Because the  Commission that declare wants to find ways for […]

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Please Attend the Iron Lawyer Competition at Georgetown Law Dec. 3

November 24, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

I am so excited to be judging the upcoming round of the Iron Lawyer Competition, to be held at Georgetown Law School, 11 am – 1 pm December 3, 2014, details here . I blogged about the inaugural round of the event back in April 2013, and have returned to watch the subsequent rounds. Each […]

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Solo by Choice Now Available on Kindle

November 5, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

In the five years since I first published Solo by Choice, potential buyers have increasingly been asking for an e-book version. I wasn’t able to release an e-book when I updated the book in 2011. But a few months ago – with little fanfare – the electronic version launched and is available here on Amazon […]

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Making Solo & Small Law Practice Sustainable – My Upcoming Clio Cloud Con Plenary

September 8, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Every so often, I’ll go back and review several months of posts at my blog, and a distinct theme emerges. In 2010, it was your client as partner, after noticing the uptick in posts on do-it-yourself client on my blog and others. In 2011, I was obsessed with bespoke on a budget. More recently, I’ve […]

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MyShingle Solos

June 17, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

If you read my column over at Above the Law, you might have noticed that I have vacation on the brain. For the next two weeks, I’ll be taking a break from my practice, this blog – and maybe even social media.  I know that I’ll be back with lots of new ideas and inspiration […]

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