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Food for Thought on Law Practice Trends, Part II

December 8, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Just a day after I served up some Food for Thought on law practice trends, I stumbled across another food-oriented trend right here in my own backyard: the rise of fast and casual dining. As described in the article, fast and casual restaurants fall into “that category in between McDonald’s and Applebee’s, with an haute […]

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How One Law Firm Found A Way To Do Work It Loves – And Pay the Bills

September 30, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

A few months back, I offered a variety of ways that lawyers can do work they love even when it doesn’t pay the bills. So I was delighted to come across this Forbes piece on the Boston-based firm, Dhar Law. Founded by two brothers, Vilas and Vikas Dhar, the firm’s original mission was to focus […]

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Future of Law Friday: Marketing With Menus

March 8, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

Buying legal services can be confusing. Sometimes – in cases where work is unpredictable, or facts are unknown, opaque information may be acceptable. But for work that is commodity in nature or more predictable, there’s no reason not to make prices available to consumers – if not on your website, then at least in materials […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Pulling Off Wide Leg Pants

May 16, 2011 by HumaRashid

That sounds a little odd, doesn’t it? I promise, this post is not about disrobing. It’s about pulling off a rather challenging look: the wide leg pants. Wide leg pants add width to the body, and so you run the risk of wearing a not-so-flattering outfit. Not so terrible in the grand scheme of things, […]

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My Shingle Fashion: Awesome Black Flats

August 27, 2010 by HumaRashid

Flats are complicated, ladies. Okay, no, they’re not, but writing “flats are so easy that even monkeys can wear them” wouldn’t make for much of an exposition. Really, where do you go from there? Everyone is thinking of monkeys wearing shoes, and the gravity of the moment is lost. Flats are pretty fool-proof, it’s true, […]

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Sweltering Summer Heat and Frigid Air-Conditioned Offices

July 12, 2010 by HumaRashid

A heat wave seems to be sweeping the country, and temperatures are soaring even into the triple digits. All you want to do is turn the fan on and sit around in your swimsuit. Or, perhaps if you live in one of the thirty-four U.S. cities named “Springfield,” all you want to do is set […]

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MyShingle Fashion: Dressing For The Job Interview (Fellows)

June 30, 2010 by HumaRashid

As promised, I’m back this week with an interview look for all the guys out there [The post on woman’s look is here]. Men have it easy compared to women: they don’t have to ponder the great Pantsuit v. Skirtsuit conundrum, which certainly proved to be a problem for at least one reader last time. […]

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Would You Work on Spec? Why Should Your Logo Designer?

March 25, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Back in my last year of law school, one of my friends who was still looking for permanent employment responded to an ad seeking a new associate for a three person law firm. The firm’s managing partner contacted my friend and they had a nice chat.

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February 1, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Book Updates & Reviews

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Online Guide

January 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

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