Giving Thanks for the Journey

It’s been a tough year – but as I wrote last year, there’s much to be thankful for. Whether this year has been a long and winding road or smooth sailing, or something in between, we can give thanks just to be here for the ride. Despite the best laid plans, starting a law firm…

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Blogging, A Life Story: MyShingle’s 17th Anniversary

Seventeen years ago in a galaxy (or at least a lifetime) far, far away, as a 30-something mom to six and three year old girls and a part-time, home-based energy regulatory practice, I uploaded this page  by file transfer protocol to a server that my techy husband had gerry-rigged just for me and launched MyShingle…

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Holiday Gift Round Up 2019 – Part I

I’m not particularly creative when it comes to gift giving, so I’m a big fan of holiday gift guides. The MyShingle Gift Guide for Starting a Law Firm 2019 will be posted next week, commensurate with our 17th Anniversary.  But for now, enjoy this round-up of gift guides from around the web with price points for…

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MyShingle.com 2018: A Year In Review

Earlier this month, MyShingle.com 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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