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Archive for February 2011

Memo to SmallLaw: You Don’t Own Small Law!

This morning, I learned that Technolawyer.com through biglaw bully firm, Fish & Richardson, is demanding that the Lawyerist blog take down a recent post using the term small law, charging that this usage creates confusion with Technolawyer’s trademarked term SmallLaw.  Though as a courtesy, I’ve attempted to make contact with Neil Squillante of Technolawyer prior…

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Tribute to Joe Flom: Skadden’s Solo Role Model

As solos, mega-firm Skadden is perhaps one of the last places we’d ever think to look for a role model. But being solo doesn’t just mean working for oneself.  Solo is a state of mind; a combination of vision, hustle and sheer doggedness that together, convert adversity into a best friend. That’s the story of…

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Starting A Law Firm: Creating the Marketing Portfolio

Diversify, diversify, diversify.  That’s the advice you’ll commonly hear if you’re investing in the market.  Well, that advice applies with equal force when you’re starting a law firm and investing in yourself.  Just as you need a portfolio for stock investment, so too, you’ll want a portfolio of activities by which to market your practice. …

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MyShingle Resource Round-Up

I’ve been out and about lately, so I thought it was time for a round up post highlighting the terrific resources that MyShingle has to offer. 1. Status of ebooks and tutorials: In December 2010, drop.io, the repository that MyShingle had been using for our free ebooks and tutorials, shut down. Since then, I’ve been…

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Just Say No To Free Use of Your User-Generated Content

Conventional, 21st century wisdom says that content wants to be free. That content isn’t worth paying for. That “exposure” in exchange for content is sufficient reward. Funny thing is that those who try to sell you this line don’t have content. And not only do they want yours free, but they want to profit off…

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