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Make 2024 The Year You Start Your Law Practice

There are as many reasons for law firm ownership as there are law firms. Are you: Maybe it’s finally time to make 2024 the year you start your law practice. You won’t be alone. In the wake of the pandemic, declaring ownership of one’s talent isn’t a moment but a movement.   Workers across all industries have re-examined their priorities, precipitating

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Have Phone Calls Gone the Way of the Tin Can and String?

Image generated by Dall-E Remember the tin-can-and-string faux phones that you played with as a kid? Will real phones, or phone service become equally useless? Recognizing the growing trend away from phone calls,  the Washington Post recently reported on The New Phone Call Etiquette.  According to the article, callers should never leave a voicemail (since no one will bother to

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The Aftermath of Departing Lawyers: They Take Clients But Not The Full Fee That Goes With Them

Illustration generated by Dall-E Case Summary:  In the legal profession, the general rule is that lawyers cannot enter into agreements that restrict their right to practice after leaving a firm, except for retirement benefits. However, there is ambiguity in interpreting what constitutes a restriction. A recent Maryland appellate case, Jamie Bennett v. Ashcraft & Gere!, LLP, delved into this issue.

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NLBM vs. 2-Hour Lifestyle Lawyer: Legal Coaching Smackdown!!

NLBM, a legal coaching company, has filed a copyright infringement complaint against 2-Hour Lifestyle Lawyer, accusing them of copying course content and reselling it. The complaint highlights the lack of uniqueness in coaching content, as many programs offer similar advice on topics like estate planning and pricing. The lawsuit raises questions about how much legal coaching content can actually be

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There has never been a better time in the history of the legal profession to start a law firm.

ABOUT US was created to address the unmet demands and desires of solos and small law firms, the clients we serve and others in the legal profession who use our services or dream of going out on their own.

In contrast to most other sites geared for solo and small firm lawyers, which discuss the nuts and bolts of starting, operating and marketing a traditional general practice law firm, MyShingle has always offered support for a variety of solo lawyers – from those who run boutique or corporate practices that directly compete with large firms to lawyers looking to create a part time practice while caring for children or holding down a day job.