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Seventh Circuit and Wikis

May 11, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

The Seventh Circuit just introduced a really neat tool that I posted on at Legal Blogwatch: a wiki that judges and practitioners can update with helpful tips and advice on court practice. The wiki will help Seventh Circuit newbies, but as I wrote at Blogwatch, more experienced lawyers can use the wiki for marketing. Let’s […]

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Quick Tech Tips for Solos

March 11, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

For those planning a technology “spring cleaning,” consult this article, Ten Must Have Web Sites for Solo Practitioners (law.com, 3/12/07) by Rick Georges, of Future Lawyer and Solo Lawyer.  Georges identifies ten nifty applications, some of which like Zillow, Wikipedia, Google Maps and e-fax I’d consider myself a power user, while others like  I’m eager […]

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Share Your PowerPoint Online: A Cool New Tool

February 21, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

A decade ago, back in the dark ages of the Internet, I’d often put presentations that I delivered at conferences into HTML so that I could readily display them on my website (check out this old chestnut on using the Internet for legal research, circa 1997 – it predated Google!).  Posting a PowerPoint presentation online […]

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Take 4 Minutes for Web 2.0

February 9, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

My good friend Lisa Solomon posted a link on one of my listserves to this amazing video that explains the history of Web 2.0.  Take 4 minutes and to get inspired by 2 – Web 2.0, that is:

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Running A Law Firm on Web 2.0

January 29, 2007 by Carolyn Elefant

In this article, Tools of the Trade:  Web 2.0 Top Ten List (1/29/07), attorney Lee Rosen shares his top ten list of internet tools that can “make the practice of law easier, faster and more convenient for attorneys and our clients.”   For those unfamiliar with the term Web 2.0, Rosen describes it this way: Web […]

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Free Technology For Louisiana Lawyers

April 30, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Eight months after Hurricane Katrina, the legal community remains affected by these types of impacts.  But lawyers have not forgotten their Louisiana colleagues.  Efforts include those by the Indiana Bar , which held its spring getaway meeting in New Orleans and this free technology assistance offered by several bar associations to assist Louisiana attorneys and […]

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What David Swanner’s Giving Away, and Not Just for Holiday Gifts

November 27, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

A few weeks ago at Blawgthink, I met David Swanner, who blogs at  South Carolina Trial Law Blog.  David was giving out copies of his Winning With Powerpoint CD that you can get from him through his blog as described here.   From David’s perspective, the payment is possible referrals, but more importantly, an opportunity to […]

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Happy Birthday Solosez

November 8, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Long before solos were blogging and before it was cool to be solo, a band of ABA solos from the GP Solo Committee had a great idea:  why not start an online community.  Thus, as Meg Tebo (also a sezzer) reports in A Birthday to Celebrate (11/2005), Bruce Dorner and others joined forces to create […]

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Shortcuts So You Can Benefit from Blogs

June 18, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

So, you’ve heard about this blog thing but you’re still too overwhelmed by what it might take to reap the benefits.  After all, how can you possibly run a practice and read 700 blogs a day or set up a blog and commit to three daily posts?  Well, guess what – you don’t have to.  […]

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Online Litigation Tips

February 23, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

Via Jim Calloway comes a link to  Dave Swanner’s guest post at Legal Underground entitled “Twelve Ways Technology Can Make You A Better Trial Lawyer.”  There’s some great advice here for both new and seasoned attorneys who have full time litigation practices or just dabble in trial work from time to time.

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