Your Greatest Flaws May Be Your Greatest Gift

So many lawyers, myself included, focus on what we do wrong rather than what we get right.  So we’ll hang our head in shame over our messy office, without acknowledging the extraordinary work product that we produced.  We’ll fret about our disorganization without giving ourselves credit for hitting deadlines and showing up.  We’ll spend hours…

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A Post Celebrating Thanksgivvukah, Menrukeys and Solos (Reprisal)

This year, the Jewish holiday of Hanukah arrives early on the secular calendar, just a few days on the heels of Thanksgiving.  Which makes this year perfect to reprise one of my favorite posts here at MyShingle.  Enjoy! Behold the Menurkey. Part Menorah, part Turkey, the Menurkey commemorates the intersection of Thanksgiving and Hanukah, two…

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10 Key Mindset Shifts You Must Make When Starting a Law Firm

Some say entrepreneurs are born, not made.  I disagree.  Even if you don’t have an entrepreneurial bone in your body, you can start and run your own law firm if you can train yourself to make these ten key mindset shifts.  Here’s goes: Accountability. Whether at a job or in law school, you had external…

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Eleven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Start Your Own Law Firm

One of the principal reasons that many lawyers decide against starting a law firm is fear.  That’s not surprising, because it’s only natural to fear the unknown.  In fact, if a lawyer isn’t even a little bit nervous starting a firm, they may not have thought it through seriously enough.   To be sure, as a…

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Do You Want to Share Your Value With Big Law Firms That Don’t Share Your Values?

Earlier this week, Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) released this annual Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard for the Vault 100 Law Firms which contained some rather disturbing results.  The Scorecard concluded that “America’s most prestigious law firms have expanded their fossil fuel work,” thus “exacerbating climate change” at a time when concerns over global…

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What If Today Were Your Last Day To….?

Seven years ago, I had my last real conversation with my beloved husband before the brain tumor that we would learn about ten days later wreaked havoc on his beautiful mind and eventually took his life.  There’s so much I wish I had told him then, and so much more that’s transpired in the past…

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