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Archive for March 2012

The Solo Lawyer Tax

Sometimes, it just plain sucks being a solo. (Yes, you actually read that at MyShingle!) Not only must solos suffer the indignity of getting paid less in cases where they outperform their big firm colleagues, but in many instances, solos also pay more for products and services than larger firms. Call it the solo tax.…

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Get in On the Ground Floor With Clients By Providing The Ground Floor

Want to get in on the ground floor with a start up? One law firm, albeit a large one, Foley, Lardner is doing just that. According to the Chicago Business Journal, a new co-working space for entrepreneurs called Catapult just launched in Chicago, and its secured a home free of charge, courtesy of Foley. In…

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Can a Law Firm Be a B-Corporation?

For new lawyers in search of a practice area, social entrepreneurship is all the rage. For those unfamiliar with the term, social entrepreneurship is the business of using business to focus on and solve social problems rather than simply generating shareholder profits. Social entrepreneurship is an evolving body of the law, requiring knowledge of both…

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Lawyers: Drop YOUR Business Card in the MyShingle Virtual Fishbowl!

Note: You can either read through the entire post to learn more about this experiment, or jump right in and fill out this form to “drop” your business card into the MyShingle Online Fishbowl at Pinterest. If you drop your card before March 15, 2012, you’ll qualify to win one of two $75 Amazon gift…

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