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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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Summer Session: Paid Back Up Writing Gig At MyShingle

June 2, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

I’ll be away from MyShingle from mid-June through July 4 weekend. But I can’t let the blog lie fallow for that long a period. So I’m looking for between one and three writers to help fill the gap while I’m gone. I’m interested in writings on all topics related to solo and small firm practice: […]

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The Busy Week

May 5, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

For the first time in a very long time, I went a full week without posting at MyShingle. Needless to say, last week was busy – but here are some of the highlights: I had my fifteen seconds of fame (quite literally) in this appearance on The Daily Show, which grew out of this pun-filled […]

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Don’t Depend on Your Malpractice Insurer for a First Rate Engagement Agreement

April 11, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

In the past, I’ve griped about the circa 1970s bar association retainer agreements that abound on the Internet. In fact, that’s one of the peeves that spurred me to put together my ebook, The Art, Science and Ethics of the 21st Century Retainer Agreement . Still, bar associations are perpetually underfunded, so I’m willing to […]

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Let’s Meet at TechShow

March 12, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

For the third year running, my friend and co-author, Nicole Black and I are hosting a Wine & Dine Offline at ABA Techshow. Techshow is always so busy – and even though I am not presenting, I try to cover the show for readers, catch up with my blog’s sponsors and identify others. So our […]

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Three TakeAways From The MeetUp With Priori Founders on Serving Small Businesses

January 27, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Last week, MyShingle held our second DC-based meet up featuring Priori Legal founders Basha Frost Rubin and Mirra Levitt. Though 48 people registered for the event unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and between federal government shut-down, early law firm closings and unplowed roads, attendance was lighter than expected. Nevertheless, we still went ahead with the […]

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New Service for Solos and Smalls: Docket Hero

January 13, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Perhaps the best — and worst — aspect of a solo or small firm law practice is that no matter how much you plan, you’re always in for surprises. In some months, you may go from no clients on the horizon on the first of the month to an overflow docket a month later. Or […]

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Meet the PrioriLegal Founders: January 2014 MyShingle Commingle

January 3, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

As you know, I’ve written about the pros and cons of the new generation of online platforms that seek to match lawyers with small business clients. See here  and here.  The founders of one of these new companies, PrioriLegal.com, Basha Frost Rubin and Mirra Levitt will be in Washington D.C. and I’ll be hosting them […]

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MyShingle Turns Eleven

December 9, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Sometime in the evening of December 9, 2002, I clicked the enter button and launched MyShingle’s inaugural post into cyberspace. My blog has created some great opportunities — but eleven years is also a long, long time to be blogging. Each year, more blogs emerge and it becomes increasingly difficult to stay relevant and keep […]

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FREE: First MyShingle Commingle: DC Solo, Small & Alternative Law Firms & Legal Tech November 18, 2013 – Reid Trautz to Speak on Rules and Tools for Remote Lawyer Offices and Collaboration

November 5, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

I am excited to announce the creation of the MyShingleCommingle – a meet-up group bringing together solo, small and alternative law practices (i.e., the new business models) with the legal technology companies that are developing the tools and platforms empowering law practices. In many ways, we are natural allies: we are essentially startups doing business […]

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