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November 9, 2018

Though it’s hard to believe, last week, I celebrated my 25th year as a law firm owner – something I never expected back in those dark days when unceremoniously booted from the partnership track at my law firm, I had no other option if I wanted to continue to practice law but to start my…

12 of the 19 Black Women Who Won Harris County Judgeships Are Law Firm Owners & Why That Matters

November 8, 2018

By now, you’ve probably seen the iconic photo of the 19 black women  who ran for judgeships in Harris County, Texas and won.  Yet what isn’t apparent from the photo but is particularly noteworthy is that…

My Request to Rescind MSBA Ethics Opinion 1992-19 Prohibiting MarkUp on Payments for Freelance Lawyers

November 6, 2018

As regular readers know, I complain about stupid ethics rules. Almost all. the. time. Years ago, I actually took steps to influence the rules. I wrote letters and gave webinars to explain ethics initiatives. But…

#NewLaw Profile: Dina B. Ross, Cybersecurity Law

November 6, 2018

On MyShingle, we celebrate the solo and small firm practitioner, and those at the forefront of innovation in the legal field. Our newest project, 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago highlights…

Make Money Monday: Show Off Your Clients & Colleagues

November 5, 2018

For decades, the imaginary Christmastime world of Santa and elves and the North Pole settles into a real-time home in the acclaimed Macy’s Department Store’s annual Holiday Window Display.  But in true 21-st century fashion,…

3 Ways to Win Over a Judge Before Showing up in the Court

November 5, 2018

Author: Thomson Reuters Long before entering a courtroom, you can improve your chances of winning by positively predisposing a judge to you and your case. Achieve this by: 1. Submitting a clear, well-written, well-researched brief.…

Value of Lawyer Time Managing Trust Accounts Eclipses IOLTA Funding for Legal Aid

November 2, 2018

One of the most interesting statistics to come out of Clio’s 2018 Legal Trends Report concerns the amount of time that lawyers spend managing their trust accounts. According to Clio’s report, lawyers spend around an…

The Experts Told Me To Network…But No One Will Respond to My Invitations to Meet. What Can I Do?

November 1, 2018

The Problem With Networking Advice When you started your firm, chances are that you were told to network using a system like this one: Step 1: Attend bar association events or CLEs and introduce yourself…

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3 Ways to Win Over a Judge Before Showing up in the Court

Long before entering a courtroom, you can improve your chances of winning by positively predisposing a judge to you and your case. Learn how here.