Carolyn Elefant, Above the Law

Carolyn Elefant

Above the Law

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Solo And Small Firms: 2018 In Review And What’s Next

Some of the year’s trends and events and how they impacted solo and small law firms. → Read More

Why Becoming By Michelle Obama Must Become Required Reading For Women Law Students And Lawyers

The former First Lady's biography will ring true for women in the profession. → Read More

Bringing The Two Faces Of Legal Innovation Together

"Innovation" is a broader concept than you might think. → Read More

And Survey Says… Personal Referrals Are The Top Source Of Business For Lawyers

When it comes to business, there's no replacement for the personal touch. → Read More

Million-Dollar Solos

Lessons in building your seven-figure firm. → Read More

Please Solos: Don’t Play The Solo Card

It's not an excuse. → Read More

Networking 101: Don’t Tell Me What You Do, But For Whom You Do It

The most important thing to bring to your networking. → Read More

Just Finished Your Clerkship? Start Your Own Law Firm.

You're more experienced than you might think. → Read More

For Women Lawyers, There’s No One-Size Fits All Work-Life Balance

Last Monday, the Delaware Supreme Court announced that it would push back filing deadlines in non-expedited cases from 11:59 p.m. to 5 p.m. in an effort to address work-life balance in the profession reports Delaware Law Weekly. Though no doubt well-intentioned, the change makes life harder rather than easier for women lawyers because there’s no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to… → Read More

Data Analytics And The Importance Of Loser Law

Sometimes it's not all about winning and losing. Hopefully data analytics won't allow us to lose sight of that. → Read More

What Young Solo Lawyers Can Learn From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Finding inspiration and guidance for a young legal career in unorthodox places. → Read More

Proctologist v. Legal Technologist: Who Would You Rather Expose Your Briefs?

Your briefs are out there, what do they say about you? → Read More

Small Law’s Big Thank You To Biglaw For Raising Associate Salaries

Where do you think small law firm lawyers come from? → Read More

Why Today’s Seasoned Lawyers Shouldn’t Mentor Newbies

It's possible you're not as wise as you think you are. → Read More

Lose Your Temper, Lose Your Law Practice: The Real Rules Of Civility

This should go without saying, but racist rants aren't good for business. → Read More

Though Lacking Gender Diversity, Legal Tech Deserves Kudos For Salvaging Thousands Of Women Lawyers’ Careers

When it comes to helping women practice the profession, legal technology has done a lot. → Read More

Why Startups Fail Is Also Why Solo And Small Law Firms Fail

Though solos and smalls haven’t always had to grapple with the problem of market need, that’s changing with new technology. → Read More

Is It Time To Trade In Your Software For A New Model?

Is it time to upgrade? → Read More

Which Solo And Small Legal Practice Areas Will Go The Way Of The Dry-Cleaning Industry?

If you don't pay attention, some practice areas may dry up thanks to advances in technology. → Read More

What Legal Tech Needs To Learn From The Theranos Debacle

You've gotten the media's attention, but is your technology actually ready for prime time? → Read More