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Archive for December 2011

Free Teleseminar December 15: From Big Law to Your Law, 3 Years Later

Three years ago, before the bottom fell out of big law, I offered one of my most successful free teleseminars ever, From Big Law to Your Law. Back at the end of 2008, most folks thought that the downturn (just 1742 layoffs) was just another market correction of the variety we’d seen in the early…

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If Consumers Want to Know Where Their Tomatoes Are Grown, Don’t They Have A Right To Know Where Their Lawyer Is Located?

Yesterday, while shopping in WholeFoods (a reward to myself after a particularly grueling week consisting largely of take-out), I noticed several prominently displayed signs touting local produce. Though the Whole Foods stores in my area have carried local produce for some time, what made this display particularly interesting is that the sign disclosed both the…

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Amazing Free Legal Research Tool for Lawyers Who Lease

Solo lawyers who draft or review oil, gas or natural resources leases face a tough road. For starters, these types of leases are often much trickier than standard leases for office space or wedding halls – there are distinctions between surface and sub-surface rights, leases for easements and rights of way versus, full fee versus…

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MyShingle Is Proud to Be Part of the 18 Percent

Solos comprise at least 60 percent of practicing lawyers, yet that’s not always apparent from mainstream legal publications which focus largely on the accomplishments of and matters relevant to large firm practice. Slowly, however, blogs are chipping away at the legal caste system that by giving solos a powerful megaphone to influence the law and…

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