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Starting Your Solo Practice as a 3L

July 7, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which was scheduled to run between June 17 and July 3, 2014 and was extended one more day to include some additional guest posts.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Liz Araguás If you are a law student considering going solo after graduation, […]

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5 Reasons to Schedule Your Whole Day

July 7, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which was scheduled to run between June 17 and July 3, 2014 and was extended one more day to include some additional guest posts.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger  Women Lawyers News The flexibility of entrepreneurship and solo practice presents a challenge […]

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A Year’s Worth of CLE for Under $100

July 1, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Pamela Williams Kelly As promised in my last guest blog post, I will delve into the world of continuing legal education credits (CLEs). In my opinion, these […]

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Staying Connected on the Skinny!

June 27, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Wes Bailey I am a fan of low overhead. As my paralegal has stated, quite regularly, I’m a penny-pincher. Well, not exactly but I watch my overhead […]

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Starting a Solo Practice on the Cheap: A Guide for the Overhead-Phobic

June 26, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Liz Araguás Let me begin by saying that I have no trouble spending money. I have always enjoyed life’s luxuries (to the extent that my meager young […]

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Three Networking Tips You Might Not Have Considered

June 18, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

 This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Dwayne Allen Thomas True story: I’ve gotten a fair number of dates at professional networking meetings. I’ve told this story a few times, so I know what […]

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My New DIY Logo and Free Logo How-Tos

September 16, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

I’ve never been fully happy with the MyShingle logo – though I’ve never been quite sure of how to fix it so I just left it alone. But I decided it was time for a change.  After all, let’s fact it, the .com logo is so last decade — no one ever refers to Facebook […]

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All the News[letter] That’s Fit to Print

May 7, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

  Even in the age of social media and blogging, the humble law firm newsletter still matters.  Consider this:  1.  Newsletters offer a way to stay connected with current and prospective clients. While a law firm Facebook page serves that purpose as well, many people prefer to keep their personal recreational time on Facebook separate […]

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Hire Fiverr

April 17, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

Right now, there’s a conversation on Solosez.net about favorite uses for Fiverr, a site that bills itself as “the world’s largest marketplace for small services, starting at $5. Turns out, many solos are using Fiverr, with good success, for blog banners, photo retouching and other small projects. I’ve also seen services for business card design, […]

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MyShingle’s Referral/Thank You Gift Survey, MT/HT @LeannaHamill

August 23, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

  Update – Note: If you send handwritten notes or even emails to thank referrals, feel free to include that in the thank you category – and if you’re using notes or cards, please share the name of the vendor as well!  It’s only fitting that a post seeking input on referral and thank you […]

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