If You Must Hire An Unpaid Intern, Here’s a Contract for That

For many law students, the summer of 2021 has proved challenging.  With the pandemic grip still tight back in the fall of 2020, many firms cut back or cancelled summer programs entirely to avoid another awkward summer of remote work.  Meanwhile, as placement offices failed to get their act together when law schools opened virtually,…

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Surrender to the System to Save Your Sanity

At least fifteen years ago (maybe more), my husband bought a Garmin GPS navigational system for our car. Though I dutifully punched my destination into our new toy, I found myself deviating every time my printed-out Mapquest instructions or my own instinct conflicted and sent me on another route. As an end result of trying…

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The Remote Versus Physical Office Debate Revisited, Post-Pandemic

Once upon a time, the biggest question that a starting solo confronted was whether to work remotely from a home office or from a physical office. Indeed, I devoted long blog posts here and here about making a decision between the two, and assuring lawyers that there was really no right answer. Fast forward to…

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Overwork is Overrated

Today, we’re honored to host a guest post from Dina Eisenberg, a lawyer turned Outsourcing Strategist and founder of  OutsourceEasier.com .  Dina’s varied background includes legal practice, consulting to Fortune 500 ranked companies as well as being a guest lecturer at Harvard University Law School.  Today, Dina helps lawyers who are doing well but overworked and feeling…

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More MyShingle Resources for Starting A Law Firm

If 2019 is the year you decided to start or plan your law firm, MyShingle has some additional resources to support you.  We’ve updated our Facebook page here where you’ll find daily articles and videos on starting a practice. We’ve also uploaded our daily video series to YouTube, where you’ll find videos on a bunch…

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How Much Should I Charge For Legal Services: Whatever You Want

One of the most frequently-asked questions by lawyers starting their own firm is “how much should I charge?”  And believe it or not, the answer isn’t that old lawyerly stand-by of “it depends.” Instead, the correct response to the question of how much to charge is “whatever you want.” Let me explain. Price is all…

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