A Post Celebrating Thanksgivvukah, Menrukeys and Solos (Reprisal)

November 24, 2021

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…

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

October 15, 2021

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…

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

October 5, 2021

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…

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Should You Install an Installment Payment Plan for Clients?

September 22, 2021

Recently, the New York Times reported on the growing popularity of “buy now, pay later” services that enable consumers to purchase online products and spread the cost into manageable, interest-free installments paid over several months. …

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

August 20, 2021

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…

Everything That You Need To Know About Succeeding As An Associate, You Can Learn From Solo Practice

August 19, 2021

If you’ve just read this article’s title, you’re probably racking your brain trying to figure out what the heck a lowly solo practitioner like me can teach you about succeeding as a law firm associate.…

Law Firm Ownership and Diversity in the Legal Profession

August 18, 2021

Via Bob Ambrogi’s Law Sites Blog, I learned of yet another Captain Obvious study on diversity at biglaw.  Spoiler alert (NOT): there’s been little progress or improvement over the past seven years.   Though the…

Simone Biles and Getting to No

July 29, 2021

Earlier this week, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history just said no to continuing in the team gymnastics competition and participating in the individual all-around at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health concerns. …