Registration closes May 9, 2023! Course begins May 10!!
What is the MyShingle Law Firm StartUp AI-ccelerator?
The Law Firm startUp AI-ccelerator is a month-long program consisting of pre-recorded videos and podcasts, hands-on work sessions and individualized office hours that teaches how to partner with emerging AI tools to get a law firm up and running quickly and affordably while mastering basic tech tools at the same time.
Whether you’re actively in the process of starting your firm or adding a new practice area, this course will help you take your firm from idea to implementation in a short period of time. And even if you’ve only just started flirting with the idea of your own firm, our hands-on exercises on setting a vision and researching possible markets with AI tools by your side will help you see the future more clearly.
How does the AI-ccelerator work?
The AI-ccelerator program is structured differently from most online oourses. Think of all the classes that provided heaps of recorded content, but no structure. Or dumped you into a Slack chat or Facebook group to interact with classmates with no instructor support.
The AI-ccelerator is different. You’ll receive recordings, but we’ll also have work sessions and office hours where you can get projects done. If you devote time to working through the program, you should have an MVF (minimum viable firm) ready to open. But even if you don’t, you will have other tasks completed - whether that’s a month’s worth of content, a website or basic filings and IOLTA setup. Or, if you’re not ready to start now, at least you’ll have the foundation to move forward when you’re ready.
Who teaches the AI-ccelerator Program?
I’m the primary instructor in the AI-ccelerator Program. We’ll have guest lectures from top experts in this space and access to vendor sponsors who can respond to questions.
I built my law firm and my personal reputation by being an early adopter of technology. When I first witnessed what ChatGPT could accomplish, I was reminded of the same sea-change when I first experienced the World Wide Web and blogging. I immediately recognized the promise of AI and how it could help lawyers start and maintain sustainable practices and offer exceptional work product and service to clients.
My other credentials? I own a national law firm that represents renewable energy entrepreneurs defends communities and landowners impacted by pipeline infrastructure and eminent domain. I also co-founded and lead a national trade association for marine renewables that helped deliver $50 million in federal funding to the industry. I am founder of the blog MyShingle.com, the longest-running blog on solo and small law firm practice that’s helped thousands of solos launch and author of “Solo by Choice: How to Start a Firm and Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted To Be” and “Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier,” Most recently, I served on ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board 2023, and co-captained the 350-person Lawyer Mom Owner virtual summit in the midst of the pandemic. I’ve been listed as an Energy and Environmental Super Lawyer since 2012 (the only small firm lawyer on a list of AmLaw 200 firms), was named an ABA Legal Rebel (2010), a Fastcase 50 Innovator (2011) and an ABA Woman of Legal Tech (2014).
After 13 years of working in-house for various insurance companies, Jeena established her solo practice in Suffolk County, New York in 2007. She concentrates in Plaintiff's personal injury, nursing home negligence, construction accidents and medical malpractice. Jeena just recently celebrated 15 years in business.
Co-Founder, Fidu. Kimberly is passionate about empowering legal professionals to ditch the billable hour for good. With her 15 years of experience practicing law, pioneering the legal subscription business model, and training legal professionals on subscriptions, Kim’s work focuses on transforming the business model of the legal industry. In addition to Fidu, Kim is the founder of K Bennett Law, Founder of Designing the New Legal, a member of the Governing Council of the ABA Center for Innovation, past board member of ABA TECHSHOW, advisor to CaseText, and a Women of Legal Tech and Fastcase50 honoree. Connect with Kim on all social platforms using @kbennettlaw.
Annette Choti, Esq. graduated from law school 20 years ago, and is the Founder of Law Quill, a legal digital marketing agency focused on law firms. Annette wrote the bestselling book Click Magnet: The Ultimate Digital Marketing Guide For Law Firms, and hosts the podcast Legal Marketing Lounge. She is a sought-after keynote and CLE speaker throughout the United States and Canada. Annette used to do theatre and professional comedy, which is not so different from the law if we are all being honest.
Victoria Collier is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the legal industry. In addition to building and selling her own 7-figure law firm, she has been coaching lawyers since 2008 on how to add value to their law firms. Victoria holds certifications in exit planning and business valuations.
As the founder and CEO of Quid Pro Quo, it is her mission to guide others in finding their path to life after law. There is an art and a science to creating turnkey law offices, positioning to transition, and selling for profit. In addition to public speaking, she is also the host of a weekly podcast called “Smart Lawyers Position to Transition” where each week she brings you engaging content and some real-life stories & advice from her guests.
Laura is the Founder of the Law Office of Laura Cowan, an award-winning NYC estate planning law firm. She is also the CEO of 2-Hour Lifestyle Lawyer, which teaches attorneys how to launch and market a part-time virtual estate planning practice. She is slightly obsessed with tech tools and constantly tests new systems. This led to her creating a Facebook group Lawyer on the Beach, which is about tech tools and processes to help create the life-work balance that so many of us crave.
Regina I. Edwards is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Edwards Family Law, practicing law in Georgia since 2001. She was one of the first attorneys in her area to go completely paperless in 2008. At the same time, she switched to flat fees, which revolutionized her practice. She is a nationally sought speaker on flat fees and efficiency.
She is slightly obsessed with tech tools and constantly tests new systems. This led to her creating a Facebook group Lawyer on the Beach, which is about tech tools and processes to help create the life-work balance that so many of us crave.
Michael D.J. Eisenberg is an attorney based in Washington, DC. As a solo practitioner, he has used his 40 years of experience with computers and technology to help manage and grow his business. Michael's use of technology has allowed him to work efficiently, creating more time in his personal life. Michael shares his knowledge with others through his blog, The Tech-Savvy Lawyer.Page and on his international, bi-weekly podcast, The Tech-Savvy Lawyer.Page Podcast.
Jessica Flowers is an experienced graphic designer, marketer, and web developer. After a decade in the music and video game industry, she returned to law school to pursue her dream of becoming an intellectual property attorney. While there, her passion and experience in design made her focus on what she has declared as “font law.” This knowledge of fonts landed her a prestigious internship with Louis Vuitton’s trademark enforcement legal team. Flowers now runs her own intellectual property firm, BuzzLaw, and regularly speaks on legal design and tech. She lives in Alpharetta, GA with her husband, 4 year old son, two dogs, and a cat. You can find Jessica on TikTok and Twitter at @thefontlawyer.
Partners, Whitney Harper and Gwen Griggs, cracked the code on the post-billable hour world by measuring what matters (hint: it’s not hours). ADVOS Pro’s proprietary P3 Method clears the path for other lawyers to make the switch from hourly to deliverables-based billing. Paired with the AOS software platform, you can run your deliverables-based firm on a single, solid foundation in the post-billable hour world. We believe you can - and should - love your work, and it can love you back.
Viveca Hess is the former lawyer, now go-to expert for LinkedIn strategy, consulting, and management with a focus on working with lawyers and law firms. She has a knack for converting the formal world of law by infusing it with story and strategy to invite the right kind of attention and authority.
Suzi Hixon, Esq., an accomplished trademark attorney with over 20 years of experience, has managed IP portfolios for Fortune 100 companies and startups alike. As the founder of Advogence™️, she is dedicated to revolutionizing the legal industry by guiding tech-challenged attorneys to embrace AI-driven legal technology. Suzi's expertise in bridging law and technology has made her an indispensable resource for lawyers seeking to adapt and excel in today's digital landscape. Her entrepreneurial spirit, STEM background, and passion for blending art and science have driven her to consistently innovate and find novel solutions to complex legal challenges.
Tom Martin is a legal AI advocate, lawyer, author and speaker. He is CEO and founder of LawDroid, a Generative AI Legal Technology company and co-founder of the American Legal Technology Awards. Tom has been recognized as an ABA Legal Rebel and Fastcase 50 Honoree. Tom is a graduate of Yale and UCLA School of Law. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and two daughters. You can follow Tom on twitter @lawdroid or check out his substack at lawdroidmanifesto.com.
Jacqueline Schafer is the founder and CEO of Clearbrief, named Litigation Technology Product of the Year at Legalweek 2023. Schafer was named to the American Bar Association’s “2022 Women of Legal Tech” list, the 2022 Fastcase 50, Honoring ‘Innovators, Techies, Visionaries and Leaders’ in Law, and also received the 2021 Washington State Bar APEX Award for Legal Innovation for founding Clearbrief as well as for her 2020 law review article ("Harnessing AI for Struggling Families"). She began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, and spent the majority of her career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington and Alaska Attorney General’s Offices, where she specialized in appellate practice and complex litigation. She served as in-house counsel at a national nonprofit before founding Clearbrief in 2020.
Barry Seidel opened his practice right of law school in 1982. He has evolved through various areas of law practice, and wrote a book about his experiences, "Evolutions of a Law Practice - How I Opened My Own Practice Right Out of Law School....and lived to tell about it". Although he continues to manage a per-diem court coverage service and practice in the probate field, his primary focus is helping other lawyers by writing and speaking about the personal and business approaches to law practice.
Kerri Coby White has been serving the legal industry in growth and business development for more than a decade, merging her consulting firm with that of James Brooks and forming KerriJames, LLC in 2019. As CEO of KerriJames, Kerri speaks on the value of data and technology in achieving next level growth. It is her personal belief that strategy-driven systems can provide firms with the intelligence that enables them to compete amidst a host of challenges and do the important work of seeking justice, supporting clients, and growing organizations that serve their communities.
Payment - $299 through midnight May 5th only!
Increases to $399 thereafter.