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Open Letter to New Lawyer: You should be dragging me into the 21st century not the other way around

January 17, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Dear New Lawyer, At 48 years old, I am old enough to be your mother.  And you should be ashamed of yourself.  Here you are, coming to me for a legal job when you don’t know the first thing about RSS feeds, blogging (reading them, let alone writing them), Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.  And what’s […]

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A lawyer who still has to market: shameful confession or practical reality?

November 19, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

After I shared this quick video clip from the Avvo Conference on my Facebook page, a high school acquaintance remarked: Sounds like you’re a lawyer that needs to market, what stress! Though intended sympathetically, the comment stung. Because yes, after almost 25 years of practicing law, 18 as a solo I suppose that I do […]

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Should You Sue or Start Fresh When You Start a Law Firm?

November 2, 2011 by Carolyn Elefant

If her website bio is any indication, immigration lawyer Kisshia Simmons-Grant is a solo with a bright future. With top tier undergraduate and law school degrees, a prior position in the prestigious Attorney General Honor’s program, tenure as Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security trying immigration cases and proficiency in Spanish Simmons-Grant […]

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