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MyShingle Fashion: Above The Law Gets Fashionista Federal Judges to Weigh in on Footwear

May 28, 2017

Alliteration is awesome, all agree. David Lat tweeted about his post on Above The Law, a rabid legal tabloid blog of sorts which I’m sure you’re all familiar with, for which he asked federal district judges to weigh in on whether peep toes are appropriate for the courtroom. There were initial concerns about equating peep…

MyShingle Fashion: Unfortunately, We Still Need Coats

May 28, 2017

If I had my way, it would be summer year-round. I live in Chicago, so the seasons are basically winter, windy, super duper winter, and construction. For this reason, I’m wearing a coat for about…

MyShingle Fashion: Because Sometimes, Suits Are Boring

May 28, 2017

My last post here focused on suits – black, grey, three button, notch, one button, pinstripe, and more. But despite the fact that there are, thankfully, tons of options when you want to suit up,…

Why Lawyers Must Always Be Sure To Have Clean Briefs

May 25, 2017

Earlier this week, while I was running word searches though the legislative history of a statutory provision (using Hein Online, one of the many resources available through the amazing Jenkins Law Library ), I stumbled…

Let MyShingle Salvage Your Summer With a FREE Chromebook Giveaway Sweepstakes!

May 22, 2017

In just five days, Memorial Day weekend will herald the official start of summer – though recent events may have already put a damper on your plans. For example, with a  ban on laptops in…

Six Ways To Enjoy Your Summer as A Solo

May 19, 2017

Solo and small firm lawyers are notorious for never taking vacations. Some can’t afford the cost, others believe that they can’t afford the time away from the office and some are, quite simply, workaholics.  That…

Part II: Casetext Is Three-Dimensional Research – Watch How A Real Lawyer Uses It

May 16, 2017

As I observed in PART I of this post, for decades, legal research — even with later innovations – has been flat and one-dimensional, mimicking the way that lawyers once hunted for cases in hard copy case…

Part I: A Brief History of Legal Research Tools, According to Someone Who Actually Uses Them.

May 16, 2017

In a recent tweet, Ed Walters, one of the founders of Fastcase remarked: To gain an understanding of how we got here, and why this time around, we’re finally seeing real innovation in legal research,…