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Blogging, A Life Story: MyShingle’s 17th Anniversary

December 9, 2019

Seventeen years ago in a galaxy (or at least a lifetime) far, far away, as a 30-something mom to six and three year old girls and a part-time, home-based energy regulatory practice, I uploaded this page  by file transfer protocol to a server that my techy husband had gerry-rigged just for me and launched MyShingle…

Holiday Gift Round Up 2019 – Part I

December 4, 2019

I’m not particularly creative when it comes to gift giving, so I’m a big fan of holiday gift guides. The MyShingle Gift Guide for Starting a Law Firm 2019 will be posted next week, commensurate with…

Make Money Mondays: Say Hello to the Holiday Phone Call

December 2, 2019

With a late Thanksgiving, it’s hard to believe that we’re already two days into December – and just three weeks away from the start of holidays. So if you were planning on ordering and sending…

Giving Thanks for the Journey

November 27, 2019

Despite the best laid plans, starting a law firm can be hard. The struggle to pay the bills as you build a practice. Staying on top of the administrivia. The constant rejection — whether by…

Make Money Mondays: Embrace Constraints

November 25, 2019

Many lawyers view lack of resources as an obstacle to starting or growing a law practice.  And they’d be right to some extent. After all, it’s far easier and less stressful to start a law…

Make Money Mondays: One Price Doesn’t Fit All

November 18, 2019

Most lawyers would never admit that they pretty much charge the same price for everything.  For example, one lawyer might argue that his rates are only $250/hr – a real bargain as compared to so-and-so…

Why Do Experienced Women Lawyers Leave Biglaw? Why Do We Care?

November 15, 2019

Yesterday, the ABA released a report entitled Walking Out the Door: The Facts, Figures and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice.  Focused on the perspective of women with 15 years or more experience…

The Delta Model for Lawyers Fits Solos and Smalls to A T

November 12, 2019

In a world where lawyers are being displaced by technology, data scientists and policy experts, law schools are searching for ways to train lawyers to make them more relevant in today’s world.   After all,…