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Quick and Dirty Professional Advice, Just a Click Away

March 4, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

An apple a day may keep the doctor away – but an app each day ensures that a doctor is always on-hand.  One new app, First Opinion allows users to text message doctors health-related questions. FirstOpinion pairs each user with a specific doctor and over time, they build relationships. The app isn’t intended to offer […]

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Is Starting a New Kind of Law Firm As Easy As Riding A Bike?

February 26, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

There’s a new law firm on the block here in Washington D.C., reports the Washington Post — easily recognized by its sunny yellow bike. The cycle analogy is a bit of a play on words, since here, the BIKE stands as an acronym for the Tandem’s tagline, “Be yourself, Innovate, Kindness and Engagement.” Not surprisingly, […]

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Reinvent Law: Nothing Left to Say

February 11, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

The problem with being late to the party in the blogosphere is that there’s often nothing left to say. And so it is that late with my dispatch on #ReinventLaw, I find that most of what I would have described — from the mixed bag of speakers and their varying degree of success with the […]

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The Lawyer Network That Was a Lawyer Notwork: Lessons from An Unsuccessful Venture

November 19, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Four and a half years ago – when Axiom Legal was just gaining traction and Virtual Law Partners and Rimon Legal and Fisher Broyles were the only dispersed legal business models on the block, a group of eight solo colleagues and I who practiced in four different cities came together to form a collaborative of […]

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How Not To Foreclose the Future of Law

November 11, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Behold, the law firms of the future: Lean operations powered by technology, with heavy reliance on outsourced labor and non-lawyer professionals.   Reliance on economies of scale, corporate business practices and technology to maximize efficiencies.  Laser-focused dedication to client demands for results and bye, bye billable hour. And even a little bit of outside investment, […]

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