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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’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 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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TechShow Wine & Dine Offline

March 29, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

My co-author Nicole Black and I will be at TechShow this year, and as in past years, we’ve organized a dinner for Friday, April 5, to get together with our online colleagues and friends whom we’ve never met or don’t have a chance to see very often in person.  If you’d like to attend, there’s […]

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Last Call for Techshow Superpass – and MyShingle Vendor Meetings at Techshow

March 21, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Even though it includes CLE as part of the admission fee, the ABA’s annual  TechShow  can still be pricey. To help mitigate the costs, for the past few years, Legal Typist   Andrea Cannavina (who’s also speaking this year) has formed SuperPass groups to secure huge volume discounts for attendees. Andrea is organizing groups again this […]

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Celebrating A Decade At MyShingle

December 10, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Ten years ago yesterday, I pushed the “enter” key and launched on to the World Wide Web.  I didn’t know what to expect, but I fell in love with the medium and my solo/small beat so I just couldn’t stop.  But this blog has been so much more than just a place to write […]

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21st Century Retainer – Last Call for 2012

December 10, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Last call for the 21st century retainer agreement, scheduled for its final run on December 18, 2012. Register here – The $49 fee is an amazing value, with a webinar and ebook and 14 pages of contract clauses included – but as a gift to readers and in celebration of MyShingle’s upcoming 10th Anniversary, […]

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My Shingle Gift Guide

December 7, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s December, the month in which a blogger’s fancy turns to holiday gift guides.  Last month, Reid Trautz published his 8th Annual Holiday Gift Guide, but you’ll find more ideas at Allison Shields’Legal Ease  gift guide  and tech-focused suggestions at Niki Black’s Sui Generis and a round-up of links to gift ideas by Jim Calloway. […]

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Blawger Hall of Fame

November 27, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

What do you do with someone who’s blogged nearly a decade and been nominated for ABA Top 100 Blawg Contest for six years straight without ever coming remotely close to winning the category? Stick her along with nine other guys (and yes, they really all are guys) in the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.  That’s what […]

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