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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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Help Update the Solo Tech Survey!

September 30, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Three years ago, I created this Solo Tech Survey to get a sense of the types of technology that today’s solos and smalls use. Despite the survey’s daunting size, I received nearly 50 replies, and published the data here. I’d really like to update the survey and use the additional results to discern some real […]

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Launching a 21st Century Law Practice Webinar Finally Available!!!

September 23, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

A few months back, I tried, unsuccessfully to host a webinar on launching a 21st Century Law Practice. I have finally re-recorded the presentation and converted it into a FREE program available at Udemy.com. The course is divided into 6 modules which range between 20 and 35 minutes each. What I like best about the […]

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Big Data, Small Law Firms

August 21, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

In the year since I wrote about big data opportunities for small law firms at  Clio’s Small Firm Innovation Blog, the legal profession’s interest in big data has exploded.  According to a May 2013 ABA Journal story , law firms are using big data to determine which cases are likely to be an easy win, […]

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Hope to Meet At the Clio Cloud Conference 2013 – Get Your Discount Here

August 16, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m very excited about attending the Clio Cloud Conference 2013 in Chicago on September 23-24, 2013. I love Chicago, of course, but I’m also excited about the panel of speakers that Clio has lined up – along with the relief of being able to attend a conference without having to come up with a presentation […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Be Collateral Damage on the Road to the Future

July 8, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

In June 2013, the New York Times  DealBook reported that mega-firm, Weil Gotshal slashed seven percent of its associate ranks – sixty junior lawyers in all — and reduced annual compensation for 30 of its 300 partners (who by contract, can’t be terminated without cause).  On one level, the Weil cuts seemed like deja vu […]

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Stay Tuned!

July 5, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Readers, sorry for a week without posting. It’s been a while since that’s happened. I’ve been busy with lots of projects on multiple fronts. I’ll be back on Monday July 8 with great posts, the recording on starting a practice that I promised two months ago and more. So hang in there and keep coming […]

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A Public Apology: Webinar Cancelled Due to Anymeeting.com’s Terrible Service – But I’m to Blame As Well.

May 3, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

I am so, so sorry that I have had to cancel today’s free webinar on how to launch and lift a 21st Century Practice. The immediate cause of the cancellation is that the Anymeeting.com platform crashed – my assistant, more than 100 participants and I were locked out of the site. I’ll trash the service […]

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FREE WEBINAR: Launching a 21st Century Practice….Or Lifting the One You Have Now

April 26, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.-Oscar Wilde As you’ve probably heard, many futurists believe that the legal profession is dying — and that within a decade, lawyers will go the way of journalists, travel agents and bike couriers into extinction. They urge lawyers to dump the […]

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