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Posts by Carolyn Elefant

Start a Law Firm With A Tiny Office Ordered On Amazon

Why rent office space, when you can buy your own office – online, no less. Believe it or not, you can order a pre-fab tiny house made out of a shipping container  for just $36,000 plus delivery fees from Amazon, according to Curbed.com. The house contains a bedroom, shower, toilette kitchenette appliances and living area which…

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What One Lawyer Learned From a 50-Hour Data Science Bootcamp

With increased focus on the growing role of data science and data analytics in the future of law, I decided that it was high time to learn what all the fuss is about.  Initially, I considered taking a course on data analytics geared for lawyers, but shockingly, I couldn’t find much, with the exception of…

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Make Money Monday: Pop Up Law Firm

Believe it or not, the pop-up stores are a $50 million dollar industry according to Small Biz Trends . Moreover, as the infographic shows, there are more ways to run a pop-up business than just by opening a kiosk in a mall. Many pop up businesses are taking place within vacant spaces or existing stores.…

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Future Fridays: Can Legal Technology Innovation Be Transformative?

Although I owe my career to legal technology (after all, it enabled me to continue to practice law while staying home with my girls ), truth is, the nuts and bolts and latest and greatest don’t interest me  unless I can find a way to employ those tools to help my clients. In other words,…

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Starting a Law Firm To Serve Clients Just Like You

Fed up with his law firms’ inefficient and costly practices, serial-entrepreneur Justin Kan decided to take matters into his own hands. Now, Kan isn’t a lawyer, so  he couldn’t start his own law firm. And given the size of his companies, my guess is that DIY wasn’t an option.  But what Kan could do is…

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Why the Frictionless Client Experience Is A Legal Fiction

Most of today’s clients have grown accustomed to a frictionless customer experience long before they ever step foot over our office threshold or log in to an online client portal. Most likely, within hours of their first encounter with a lawyer, today’s client has tapped the screen on their phone to summon a car from…

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Want to Threaten Big Law? Work in the Cloud

Small firms have never been better positioned to threaten big law and you can thank the cloud.