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Law Firm Tech Bio: Robert Cashman; Houston, Texas and New York Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Robert Z. Cashman; Cashman Law Firm, PLLC; Houston, Texas; and New York Areas of Practice: 1) Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy.  2) Patent Law, Patent Litigation, Trademarks, Licensing.  3) Protecting internet downloaders against accusations of illegal file-sharing and copyright violations based on their use of the torrent protocol.

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Eric L. Mayer, Overland Park, KS Lawyer

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Eric L. Mayer, Attorney-at-Law; Web: http://militaryadvocacy.com Blog: http://emayerlaw.com; Location: Wherever I happen to be in the world (but based in Overland Park, Kansas) Practice Area: Military Criminal Defense and Military Claims

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Law Firm Tech Bio: Tina Marie Hilton; Conover, NC Virtual Assistant

November 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas. Tina Marie Hilton; Clerical Advantage Virtual Online Technology Assistance I’m a Virtual Assistant providing attorneys and business creatives assistance with technology based services. Examples of some services provided: Creating PowerPoint presentations, blog assistance, WordPress website creation and/or assistance, document conversion/formatting

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Iowa Lawyer Steve Lombardi Helping New Lawyers Help Themselves

October 26, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

At a time when large firms are throwing young associates overboard and cutting down on training all in the name of profit, Iowa lawyer Steve Lombardi seems downright anachronistic. With thirty years of experience under his belt, Lombardi could be focusing his efforts on expanding his practice or prepping for retirement, but instead, he’s doing […]

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Vary While You Work

September 7, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

No need to feel guilty about spending the afternoon working at the coffee shop, or taking a quick breather from an appellate argument prep with reading or writing a couple of blog posts. According to a bunch of new studies summarized in this New York Times article (H/T Volokh), turns out that study techniques like […]

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Huh? Lawyer’s Overbilling Blamed on Law School’s Failure To Teach Practice Management

August 30, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Law schools today get a bad rap, often deservedly so. From outrageous tuition to to ineffectual, elitist law professors to fraudulent post-graduation employment statistics to failure to teach practical skills, law schools have become the scapegoats for everything wrong with the legal profession. Including theft over-billing. Yes, you read that right.  Lawyer coach Rjon Robins […]

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Small Firms With Biglaw Tech

August 16, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Like most firms of its size (400 lawyers), Ohio-based firm Thompson Hine employs technology to serve clients. In fact, Thompson Hine uses its investment in technology as a selling point, with a dedicated section of the firm’s website devoted to a description of how the firm employs technology to support the firm’s lawyers and serve […]

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What Lawyers Are Using To Run Their Practices

July 30, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Ever wonder what tools or services other lawyers are using for practice management, blogging or invoicing?  I did too, which is why a few months back, I conducted a little survey, asking lawyers to share their preferred tools and services for twenty-two different law firm functions and activities.  The results are displayed here.

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A Few Quick Bits – Google Search Videos and Practice Management Comparison

April 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

I just wanted to mention a couple of quick resources. First, if you’re in the market for law practice management tools, check out this post by my Social Media for Lawyers co-author, Nicole Black.  In particular, Nicole mentions this extremely useful  ABA Comparison Chart of different LPM tools.  Unfortunately, many of the companies didn’t provide price quotes, […]

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Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing

April 9, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Notwithstanding a work deadline and my still outstanding taxes, I’ve done my part to express my views on cloud computing in response to the North Carolina Ethics Committee Inquiry.  I’m not a member of the North Carolina Bar, but as a frequent commentator on solo and small firm practice, I felt it was important to […]

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