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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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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 MyShingle.com 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 – http://21stcenturyretainerdec.eventbrite.com/. 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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Art, Science & Ethics of 21st Century Retainer – Sign Up Today!

November 19, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

21st Century Retainer Agreement from Carolyn Elefant Attached is my slide deck for a presentation that I gave on retainer agreements at the MSBA Solo Day Conference this past weekend.  The slide deck offered just a tip of the iceberg of the all of the topics covered in the full blown webinar, not to mention […]

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College of Law Practice Management

October 29, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

This past weekend, I was excited and honored to be inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management . I spent some time with my buddy Ed Poll  who’s been hammering the point that law is a business before many of today’s futurists were even born.  Ever insightful, Ed asked one of […]

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