Guest Post by Roy Ginsburg: Working with an Attorney Coach

This summer, I had the privilege of meeting lawyer coach Roy Ginsburg at the Minnesota Solo & Small Firm Conference, then seeing him a few days later at the Nebraska Solo & Small Firm Conference. Roy is well known on the CLE speaking circuit; he is a lawyer himself and in as a former in-house…

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Success Through Succession Plans

Do your or your law firm have a succession plan? If you don’t you’re not alone. CNBC reports that a majority of financial advisors — more than two thirds – don’t have a succession plan for their own business – and that’s actually one of the tasks that they’re paid to handle for clients. You…

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Size Matters

MyShingle is pleased to host this guest post by Roy Ginsburg. Other posts authored by Roy at MyShingle are available here The most common exit strategies for retiring solo practitioners and small law firm owners typically include recruiting a successor, merging with another law firm, or selling the practice.  All of these options have advantages…

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Planning for the Unexpected

Today, MyShingle is pleased to host this guest post by Roy Ginsburg. Other posts authored by Roy at MyShingle are available here.  A frequent complaint of solo practitioners is that since they are alone and in charge, it is difficult to get away for a vacation.  But somehow, most seem to manage by finding another…

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Choosing a new practice area: Consider family law

The following is a guest post by Roy S. Ginsburg. As an attorney coach, I often counsel lawyers who are considering a move to a new practice area – helping them balance the pros and cons of such career choices. One overlooked area I often recommend is family law. Lawyers often object to the idea…

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Thinking about a new solo practice area?

The following is a guest post by Roy S. Ginsburg. When selecting the practice area that will determine how you spend the rest of your career, you can “go deep” or “go shallow.”  It is almost always better to “go deep.” “Going deep” means that you select a practice focus that you enjoy, in a…

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ABA rules: No major ethics overhaul needed To address web marketing

The following is a guest post by Roy S. Ginsburg. In a draft proposal issued last month, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 recommended no new restrictions relating to online marketing. The Commission did offer some useful guidance on how to interpret some web-based marketing tools within the context of existing ethics rules – guidance…

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ABA report: No New Rules Needed for Law Firm Rankings

The following is a guest post by Roy Ginsburg When U.S. News & World Report decided to rank law schools, this ranking – for better or worse — fundamentally changed the law school admissions process. So when U.S. News announced that it would join forces with Best Lawyers to publish rankings of lawyers, that announcement…

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