After the law firm where I worked as an associate twenty five years ago gave me six months to find a new job, I had a crazy idea.  What if I didn’t look for a job at all and instead decided to start my own law firm? And even crazier, what if that law firm…

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Hey there, old friend.   As you know,  it’s been a heckuva year.  We showed up in January, bright eyed and bushy tailed, with grand plans to conquer this new decade.  And we were off to a strong start, with cases chugging along on all cylinders. That is, until the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the earth,…

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Eighteen is the age of adulthood, but it’s also the numerical representation of “Chai,” the Hebrew word for life.  Last night just before midnight, MyShingle turned 18 – and I like to view my blog as still full of life instead of a boring grown up, with professional, SEO-driven content and posts on the administrivia…

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The only thing predictable about 2020 to date is precisely how unpredictable the year has been.  Two months in, courts shut down and many lawyers’ practices ground to a halt as the Covid-19 pandemic swept an unprepared nation.  Back then, many of us believed that the closures were short term, and that we’d return to…

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Last week, the New York Times reported that since May, there’s been a rise in new business start ups by Americans between the age of 55 and 64 — who were already starting new businesses at record clips even before the onset of the pandemic. Some of the new older founders launched businesses of necessity…

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As the saying goes, numbers don’t lie. But numbers don’t always count either. Here’s what I mean.  We know that the numbers tell us that millions of Americans can’t find the legal help they need, a shortfall that has been exacerbated by  the pandemic.  We know that the numbers tell us that discriminatory police practice…

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