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The Changing Look of the Law Office

Last week, Bisnow reported on the changing look of the modern law office. No longer palatial structures with marble floors, Persian-rugged corner offices and mahogany conference room tables designed to impress clients and intimidate opposing counsel, today’s law offices resemble high tech firms with sparsely furnished, open layouts, fishbowl offices and brightly lit collaboration spaces.…

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Take Stock, Trim and Pivot

Even though a full month still remains in 2017, it’s not too early to start planning for the year ahead. And one of the best ways to position your firm for success in the future is to take a look back at the past. While there are plenty of end of year checklists that deal…

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Second Cities for Law Firms

Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, NeW York City, Washington D.C., etc… But today, I came across this article…

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A How To Guide on Using the MyShingle Online Legal Job Board

Last week, MyShingle soft-launched our online Job Fair for Solo or Small Law Firms seeking to hire law students or new lawyers as interns, clerks or associates or for temporary or project-based work; Legal Tech Companies looking for new lawyer hires, or for interns, beta testers, secondments, advisors or board members; and Law Students and…

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Work Life Travel: The Fantasy and the Reality

A few months back when I first contemplated a two week trip overseas, I accepted that I’d have to put in some work-time in exchange for a prolonged holiday. Even so, I envisioned waking up a few hours sipping a cafe con leche on the balcony and watching the sunrise, while tapping out a blog…

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How To Be a Successful Jack-Of-All-Trades

With the complexity of today’s legal needs, today’s small law firm attorney needs to be a jack-of-all-trades. Thomson Reuters has the answer.