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Nolo Releases Plain English Dictionary iPhone App

July 12, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

One of my site sponsors, Nolo has just released a cool new iPhone app – a Plain English Legal dictionary, as described in this  Press Release.  From the Press Release,a description of the dictionary: Edited by a team of lawyers with expertise in all the vital areas of the law, Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary contains […]

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Clients Search Globally, Act Locally

June 23, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at my roost at Nolo Legal Marketing Blawg, I posted about the Google Local Business Center where in exchange for listing a business, users receive access to a suite of tools that enables them to track traffic to their site and even identify the locations where clients are coming from.   I registered my firm […]

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The World According to Wordle

April 19, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

As I’ve written plenty of times before, I’m not much of a fan of technology for technology’s sake.  I’m both too busy and too clumsy to fool around with gizmos and gadgets that don’t have an immediate, practical application to my law practice or my life.  So when I first learned about a site called […]

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Peter Garcia – Using Technology to Build a Law Practice

January 22, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

I have found that the technology I use is indispensible in serving my clients and building my fledgling practice.  Most importantly, these tools have helped keep my overhead extremely low and pass those savings on to my clients.  This has allowed me to help others who might not have otherwise been able to afford a […]

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How Newdorf Legal Uses Technology To Reduce Client Costs And Improve Service In Business Litigation

January 22, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

It’s nice — especially for the lawyer — when the client has a six-figure litigation budget for a case.  But not every client can afford that, and even if you can, not every dispute is worth it.  Fortunately, advances in technology have leveled the playing field so that small firms with low overhead can provide […]

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Complete v. Cobble v. Cutting Edge: Law Practice Management in the 21st Century

December 8, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

[Note – post has been updated as of 12/8/08] Via Twitter, I discovered this extensive list of law office practice management and technology tools at Practicing Law in the 21st Century, the joint production of the ubiquitous Niki Black, as well as Greg Bell and Matthew Lerner.  Perusing the list, I wondered: with technology so […]

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A Lawyer’s Guide To Collaboration: Re-imagining Your Law Practice

September 17, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’ve waited far longer than I ever intended to review The Lawyer’s Guide To Collaboration by familiar lawyer-bloggers Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy.  It’s not that I haven’t had time to read the book – in fact, I devoured it the moment it arrived and reference it frequently for various projects in my practice.  No, […]

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New Site for Solos – JD Supra

February 27, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Yesterday marked the launch of JD Supra, a document database and attorney listing site that’s important for solo and small firm lawyers for two reasons.  First, JD Supra gives practitioners access to an enormous database of filings, newsletters and memoranda prepared by other law firms.  While a good deal of the information that I’ve seen […]

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Tech Round Up for Solos

February 14, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I don’t cover technology here much at MyShingle.  It’s not that I don’t recognize its importance to solos – in fact, more than any other tool, technology has shattered barriers to entry.   It’s just that others like Future Lawyer, Ross Kodner, Victor Medina, or Greatest American Lawyer cover technology so much better that I […]

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Building an Innovative Law Firm: A How To With An Innovative Power Point

July 8, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

I haven’t been checking in to Matt Homann’s Non-Billable Hour site recently, which is a shame, because I nearly missed this amazing presentation on Building An Innovative Law Firm. Matt makes the presentation available using Slideshare, a very cool tool that I recommended back here back in February that allows you to embed a Power […]

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