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Your Law Firm As a Family Business

March 19, 2015 by Carolyn Elefant

Back in the day, farmers always hoped for at least one son who could provide free labor to keep the farm running. Likewise, today’s lawyers can also ask their children — or other family members — to lend a hand in the family business. I’ll confess that I’ve done so on more than one occasion. […]

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FREE 6 Hour Tutorial on Starting A Law Firm…and Much More!

May 31, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

Today is my birthday and as a present to myself, I’ve finally relaunched and supplemented the free materials originally posted on before it abruptly shut down in December (one of the drawbacks of a free service). These materials represent the first phase of a broader suite of offerings (also free) that I’ll roll out […]

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Round Up of Resources on the Amorphous “Of Counsel” Relationship

September 27, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Nearly every lawyer has heard of the “of counsel” relationship, yet few understand what it is.  That’s not surprising, because of the many different variations of “of counsel” relationships, from the retired senior partner who stays on with the firm in an “of counsel” capacity to the part-time lawyer who doesn’t generate enough business to […]

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September 25, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant
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State Bar Review

September 24, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant


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Online Guide

January 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

This is the MyShingle original Online Guide, which has been a flagship resource at MyShingle since our launch in December 2002. The materials listed below are materials that were included in the site’s original Online Guide, and have been updated through 2008. To view a more comprehensive guide to starting a practice and access our […]

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January 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Practice Management Forms State-Specific Forms General Form Banks Practice Management Forms Checklists for Starting a New Office Checklist for Opening a Law Office, State Bar of New Mexico Checklist for Opening Your First Law Office, Virginia State Bar Checklist for Starting a Law Practice, The Missouri Bar How-To Kit: Open a Law Practice, The Institute […]

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