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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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Correction – More Time for Comment on ABA Ethics 20/20

December 7, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

In an earlier post, I incorrectly stated that the ABA Ethics 2020 Commission will be closing out the opportunity to comment on the proposed rules. This is incorrect – in fact, the comment period for various proposals will run through February 29, 2012.  Here’s a recent announcement:  At its October 2011 meeting in Denver, Colorado, […]

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MyShingle Is Proud to Be Part of the 18 Percent

December 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Solos comprise at least 60 percent of practicing lawyers, yet that’s not always apparent from mainstream legal publications which focus largely on the accomplishments of and matters relevant to large firm practice. Slowly, however, blogs are chipping away at the legal caste system that by giving solos a powerful megaphone to influence the law and […]

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Cold Call Book Launch Cancellation

November 28, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Getting the second edition of Solo by Choice and the Companion Guide, which is a separate volume took longer than I anticipated due to the press of my practice. Now too, it seems that a book launch party will meet the same fate as once again, I’ve been forced to postpone the launch. (If you’ve […]

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ISO Questions for Tomorrow’s Webinar “Everything You Wanted to Know About Starting A Solo Practice…”

November 16, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Below are some of the questions that I researched for the second edition of Solo by Choice and which I’ll be discussing at tomorrow’s webinar sponsored by Rocket Matter (for details or registration, visit here).  But what I’d really like are questions from you – so please post questions below for me to address at […]

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Cold Calls, Cold Beers & the Launch of Solo by Choice (2011 -2012)

November 8, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

(Post updated November 9th, 2011 to reflect date change of event) …And it’s official – the second edition of Solo by Choice (2011-2012 Edition): How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be is finally here! The new edition of Solo by Choice contains the same comprehensive advice on going and growing solo as […]

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