Carolyn Elefant

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Hey readers – it’s been a long time since MyShingle has hosted a meetup and so I’m really excited to announce that we’ll be co-hosting an event with LawFirm Mentor  and its founder, Allison Williams in Washington D.C. on January 10, 2019, at D.C. institution (and one of my favorite locations), Bus Boys & Poets. We’ll have amazing food, fun gift bags — plus you’ll have an opportunity to network with other like-minded lawyers and…
On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights solo and small firm practitioners who have embraced unconventional and upcoming niche practices from 3D Printing Law to Online Privacy Law. This profile focuses on Jeremy M. Cohen, an attorney focusing on Animal Law. Animal Law has broad and disparate…
A recent study by the University of Michigan found that 41 percent of those offered access to patient portal did not use it. Non-users tended to be male, 65 or older, on Medicaid or have less than a college education.  The reasons for non-portal use varied depending upon the demographic.  Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries expressed a preference for speaking directly to a provider. Patients aged 40 and older as well as those of some racial…
On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights solo and small firm practitioners who have embraced unconventional and upcoming niche practices from Cryptocurrency Law to First Amendment & Online Defamation.  Our next profile is of Steven C. Vondran, a specialist in BitTorrent Litigation.  BitTorrent is commonly associated with…
Hard to believe it’s been sixteen years since I launched MyShingle out into the world…but it is. Back when I started, there were only around 50 lawyer blogs if that much, now there may be 50,000. Back then, few people read blogs while today, blogging is on the decline, being supplemented or replaced by podcasts or videos. And who knows what we can expect in 16 years…robo-blogging? Curated content? No more lawyers? The past 16…
On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights solo and small firm practitioners who have embraced unconventional and upcoming niche practices from Climate Change Legislation to “Gig” Economy Law. Our next profile is of Robert C. Lehrman, who specializes in Craft Alcohol Law. Craft Alcohol Law encompasses beer,…
As the year winds down, most of you are already making marketing resolutions for 2019: vowing that next year, you’ll finally start running Facebook ads or put an e-newsletter together or just figure out how to use LinkedIn more effectively. Sure, you can hire a company to market your practice, or outsource certain aspects of marketing if you have the budget. But even then, without some basic familiarity with the plethora of marketing platforms available,…
On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights solo and small firm practitioners who have embraced unconventional and upcoming niche practices from Cryptocurrency to Vaping Law.  This profile is of Aaron Pease, founder of Highbridge Law Firm.  His focus is on blockchain technology. Blockchain technology is famously known…
Like many lawyers, I’ve always loved books.  When it comes to books relating to practicing law and starting and growing a firm or business, my reading selections fall into two distinct categories. First, there are the books aimed at startups that focus on unique ideas and emerging trends that I can readily apply to my law practice.  I include those sorts of books in the category of Business Porn – they’re quick reads with lots…
On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights solo and small firm practitioners who have embraced unconventional and upcoming niche practices from Craft Alcohol Law to Drone Law. This profile is of Aaron Wiener, an attorney at the Gordon Law Group. Wiener’s interview hones in on his involvement…