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Solo & Small Firm Side Gigs: Ivy B. Grey, Lawyer & Author of American Legal Style Guide for PerfectIt

In the past, I’ve groused about legal tech products that don’t work well  because they were designed without lawyer input.  That’s why today, I’m excited to introduce Ivy B. Grey, who is featured today as part of the MyShingle Profile Series, profiling  solo and small firm lawyers doing interesting things.  As Ivy discusses, she’s a practicing lawyer but she also…

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Solo/Small Side Gigs – Alan Fanger, Empower Legal

This month, as part of our ongoing Profile Series on solo and small firm lawyers doing interesting things, we’re introducing another category: solo and small firm lawyers who’ve kept their day job but have a gig on the side. Our first solo/small firm side-gigger is Alan Fanger , a lawyer located in Newton, Massachusetts with…

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From Lawyer to Legal Writing Tool, Ross Guberman of Briefcatch.

Ordinarily, referring to a person as a “tool” isn’t particularly complimentary because the term describes  a person whose ego exceeds his talent. That said, I don’t think that this week’s guest, Legal Writing Pro  Ross Guberman will take offense because his new product, Brief Catch  captures Ross’ legal writing expertise and talent and makes those…

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Innovative Law Practice: State Bar Defense and Ethics Attorney Megan Zavieh, Part I

State bar defense and ethics is one of those practice areas  that I generally associate with difficult-to-research case opinions and opaque disciplinary procedures unfamiliar to most attorneys. Yet even though this practice area retains many of the characteristics of 19th century law practice, state bar defense and ethics lawyer Megan Zavieh is anything but traditional…

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From Lawyer to Legal Tech: Lauren Sturdevant of Case Status

Today we welcome another lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur, Lauren Sturdevant, CEO of Case Status, a secure platform for lawyers to communicate with clients with real-time updates, with the added cool feature of allowing satisfied clients to refer their lawyer with the click of a button. Case Status enables lawyers to respond to clients quickly…

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Lawyer to Legal Tech Entrepreneur: Pablo Arredondo of Casetext

We are back on track with our Lawyer to Legal Tech Co-Founder Series. Today, we welcome Pablo Arredondo, former litigator and Casetext Co-Founder and  Chief Legal Research Officer.  Last year, I wrote that Casetext is one of the companies that is truly innovating legal research. And in fact, since my last post, Casetext has rolled…

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200 Hours a Year Separate the Best Firms from the Rest – AI Can Bridge the Gap Fast

What separates very successful from unsuccessful law firms is merely 200 hours per year.  Consider the findings of the Thomson Reuters State of U.S. Small Law Firms 2017 Study which reveals that to achieve 1,800 billable hours a year.