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Build Your Professional Wardrobe for $500

June 24, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger LaTasha Riley As a new or solo attorney, most of your financial resources are spent on necessities like office essentials, transportation, and marketing. After covering the basics […]

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Impact Marketing: Don’t Choose The Chotchkies

June 23, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Dr. Sandra Thompson Short of putting your firm name on the side of a high-rise building for everyone on the freeway to see, what can small firms […]

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Why I don’t charge a “trial fee”

June 23, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Alex Freeburg  I am a criminal defense attorney and I don’t charge a trial fee. Most attorneys in my area do. The standard procedure is that the […]

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Good Help? Is it hard to find?

June 23, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Wes Bailey The solo legal profession is unlike anything you will encounter in today’s society. No one comes to an attorney’s office without having a problem they […]

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Beyond Networking: Start a Legal Mastermind Group

June 19, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Christine A. Wilton Some of the most successful business leaders of our time all have a mastermind group. Benjamin Franklin, Ivan Misner, Brian Tracy, Walt Disney, and […]

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Three Networking Tips You Might Not Have Considered

June 18, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

 This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Dwayne Allen Thomas True story: I’ve gotten a fair number of dates at professional networking meetings. I’ve told this story a few times, so I know what […]

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MyShingle Solos

June 17, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

If you read my column over at Above the Law, you might have noticed that I have vacation on the brain. For the next two weeks, I’ll be taking a break from my practice, this blog – and maybe even social media.  I know that I’ll be back with lots of new ideas and inspiration […]

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Did Clearspire Expire…or Conspire?

June 11, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Last week, one of NewLaw’s own, Clearspire expired. Or did it? Clearpsire says otherwise portraying the closure of Clearspire Law as one giant pivot from #AltLaw Firm model to a legal technology company. Clearspire explains that it plans to take the proprietary practice platform, Coral, developed by the non-lawyer owned business side of its operation […]

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How Should Seasoned Lawyers Prepare for the Future of Law?

June 6, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at Lawyerist, Sam Glover sparked some discussion with the question, How would you advise a new lawyer to prepare for the future of law?  Sam’s question generated several thoughtful responses that I commend you to read, but I think there’s an equally significant question that’s been overlooked. Specifically, how should old (or to be […]

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Why Aren’t Lawyers More Affordable?

June 3, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

A recent article in The Atlantic asks: Is There Such a Thing as an Affordable Lawyer?. A provocative title, but how accurate is it?  And how useful are most of the suggested solutions —- which involve automating services or forcing solos and smalls to offer reduced rates and eliminating the “guild mentality” which of course, […]

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