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Annuals 2018: A Year In Review

Earlier this month, celebrated our Sixteenth Anniversary , making us one of the longest-running blogs on solo and small firm practice, as well as one of the few woman-owned law blogs. Though we’re midway through our teenage years, the site remains strong with plenty of content and always new and original ideas. Here’s a…

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Spotlight Course Returns: Special Price Available Until September 1, 2018

Roughly a year ago, I launched a program called  Spotlight: an online course for creating a niche legal practice to effortlessly attract quality clients and enable lawyers to make profit and precedent and stand out and shine. Unfortunately, I underestimated the amount of time needed to complete the materials that I wanted to include in…

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FREE WEBINAR: Seven Figure Ebook!

Back in 2009, I represented my first group of landowner clients challenging an interstate natural gas pipeline that crossed their property.  After a decade or more of representing corporate and municipal clients in complicated but non-personal energy regulatory proceedings, I was invigorated by the challenge of defending real people against a multi-billion dollar gas company…

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FREE WEBINAR: 41 Legal Practice Areas That Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago

The power of the lawyer lies in the uncertainty of the law. — Jeremy Bentham Many industry observers predict that technology advancements like document automation and data analytics and AI and chatbots will eventually replace most lawyers. And even those with a more sanguine vision anticipate that technology will make it easier for lawyers to…

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MyShingle Turns 15!

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks” — Samuel Johnson Last night at 11:33 pm 15 years ago, I launched MyShingle into the world. I’d worked on my site, all through the summer and fall – late nights, tracking down all of the links that would become the first version of…

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A Somber 14th Birthday for MyShingle

On December 9, 2016, I will celebrate 14 years of blogging at MyShingle. Or perhaps observe is the better word. Because these days, this blog brings me as much sadness as joy  as I grieve for my life and the world as they were back in those optimistic days when I unleashed my blog into…

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Celebrating 13 Years of Blogging, the Legal Profession’s Big Magic

MyShingle beginning

Sometime in early 2003 — when blogging and MyShingle were still in their infancy — I learned that Jerry Lawson, one of legal blogging’s pioneers, would be speaking about blogging at a local public library.  I hustled down to the even, and before the talk began, I introduced myself to Jerry. Jerry had heard of…

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MyShingle Turns Twelve.

Twelve years and a couple of hours ago, I launched, determined to create a site that would support and celebrate solo and small firm lawyers . Since then, so much has changed within the legal profession and for me personally. Just to take one example, the Yellow Pages are no longer the preferred form…

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