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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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Taking A Break & Questions for Readers

December 22, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

I’m not sure why I ever bother to blog the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Most folks either skip town or are frantically racing to meet end-of-year deadlines. Either way, it makes for absent or distracted readers. In fact, that’s generally why I save my New Year’s predictions for January (2009, 2010 and 2011). […]

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Big Law to Your Law Teleconference and Ebook Available

December 16, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

The 50 minute recording of last night’s Big law to Your law teleseminar (unfortunately aborted due to problems ony end) is available here Big Law to Your Law Recording. The accompanying slide deck is here  and the 40 page ebook (compilation of blog posts) is here. I realized after trying to squeeze everything into a […]

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LAST CALL for Biglaw to Yourlaw:

December 14, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Tomorrow, December 15, 2011 at 9 pm is the Biglaw to Yourlaw FREE teleseminar. To register and for more information, go here (scroll through post to sign up.) If you’ve already registered, you should receive your course materials by email by 10 am ET tomorrow morning.

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MyShingle Celebrates Its 9th Blawg-i-versary

December 10, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

On December 9, 2002, I launched MyShingle into the blawgosphere with this Welcome Post. At the time, I had no idea where my site was headed but I was excited to join the first generation of legal blawgers, particularly as one of the few solos among them. Over time, the seeds that I planted took […]

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Free Teleseminar December 15: From Big Law to Your Law, 3 Years Later

December 8, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Three years ago, before the bottom fell out of big law, I offered one of my most successful free teleseminars ever, From Big Law to Your Law. Back at the end of 2008, most folks thought that the downturn (just 1742 layoffs) was just another market correction of the variety we’d seen in the early […]

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