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Announcing WEBINAR: The Art, Science & Ethics of the 21st Century Retainer Agreement

June 19, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Last week, I posted here  about the Art, Science & Ethics of the 21st Century Retainer Agreement, a new program that I initially rolled out.  I’ve ramped it up even more and the result is a 90 minute webinar, along with a 40+ page ebook with sample clauses, templates, forms and ethics discussions of retainer […]

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The Art, Science & Ethics of the 21st Century Retainer Agreement

June 6, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

The legal profession is transitioning to what’s been branded the new normal, but the development of the necessary tools for serving 21st Century clients is lagging far behind.  Sure, the infrastructure that we use to serve clients is changing; lawyers are finally coming up to speed on Cloud Computing, transitioning from desktops to more mobile […]

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Late Nights With Maury [Maurice Sendak]

May 8, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Today’s NYT Obituary pays tribute to Maurice Sendak as the children’s author who “wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.” Maybe so from a critical perspective, but not for those of us who listened […]

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Avvocating Conference: A Great Event & A Class Act

May 7, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Last week, I spoke at Avvocating 2012 (my deck will go up tomorrow; also, full disclosure- Avvo paid my travel to the conference) Much to my own surprise, I’d have to rank it as one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended. Yes, Avvocating was a marketing conference and didn’t pretend to be anything other […]

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MyShingle In Seattle at Avvocating

April 12, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m excited to be speaking at Avvo’s upcoming Avvocating Conference in Seattle on May 3, reconnecting with friends who are also on the agenda and of course, meeting other solo and small firm lawyers. I’ll be talking about the ways that I’ve used online tools like blogging and social media to build my energy regulatory […]

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Tidbits Worth the Trip To ABA TechShow 2012

April 5, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

As my friend Matt Homann has said, the best and most interesting part of a conference happens outside of the conference. And even at ABA Tech Show, with some of the most high quality, substantive programming of any conference, Matt’s observation still holds true, with the personal connections taking place outside of the classroom sessions […]

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MyShingle Follow Ups: Tech Choices & Business Cards

March 26, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m looking forward to the 2012 ABA Tech Show where I’ll be covering various sessions relevant to solos, including cloud choices for solos and how solos can build a virtual team. If you have any other sessions that you’d like me to summarize on Friday or Saturday (I’ve got a conflict Thursday), please let me […]

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MyShingle Update on the Virtual Fishbowl Project at Pinterest

March 6, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Last week, I launched the virtual fishbowl project at MyShingle, essentially, an opportunity to submit your business card online and have it posted. The first batch of cards, received through mid-day last Friday have been posted, but there are another dozen or so on hold due to issues with the Pinterest upload application. As soon […]

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Lawyers: Drop YOUR Business Card in the MyShingle Virtual Fishbowl!

March 1, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Note: You can either read through the entire post to learn more about this experiment, or jump right in and fill out this form to “drop” your business card into the MyShingle Online Fishbowl at Pinterest. If you drop your card before March 15, 2012, you’ll qualify to win one of two $75 Amazon gift […]

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Question for Transactional Solos: What Kind of Contracts Do You Frequently Draft?

January 19, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

A few months ago, I reviewed a product released by Ken Adams and Koncision; a form confidentiality agreement that lawyers can use for drafting. Though you’ve probably seen dozens of NDA’s and confidentiality agreements online, Ken’s product is far more high end and detailed, which means that you can rely on it to make a […]

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