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Why Do Experienced Women Lawyers Leave Biglaw? Why Do We Care?

November 15, 2019

Yesterday, the ABA released a report entitled Walking Out the Door: The Facts, Figures and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice.  Focused on the perspective of women with 15 years or more experience in the nation’s 350 largest firms, the report seeks to answer the question “why do experienced women lawyers leave biglaw.”…

Set Yourself Free From the Promises That Hold You Back

October 8, 2019

Tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur – which I once described as the big Kahuna of the Jewish Holidays with its solemn vibe, 24-hour fast and all day services. Though we devote much of…

Mom Owned Law Firm Interview with Jeralyn Lawrence

October 2, 2019

Jeralyn Lawrence started her law firm, Lawrence Law LLC, as a way to ensure stability and growth professionally while building something sustainable for herself, her family and her team. She believes that when it comes…

Step Out of Line, Ladies- And Start A Law Firm

September 24, 2019

By now, most of you have heard about actor Alex Borstein’s memorable acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards.  Closing her remarks, Borstein shared the story of her grandmother, who was awaiting execution in a…

MyShingle Comments on California Task Force Proposals

September 23, 2019

Here are the comments that I filed in response to the California Task Force’s Proposals  on Access to Justice Through Innovation of Legal Services. I took the time because it’s so important for solo and…

What NOT To Do When You Start A Law Firm

September 20, 2019

Advice on starting a law firm abounds. All across the web – here, here , here  or here, you can find all kinds of tips and suggestions and plans on getting started. Have at it.…

Should Your Law Firm Logo Include Scales of Justice?

September 17, 2019

When it comes to logos, turns out the design experts may have gotten it wrong, reports the Harvard Business Review .  After nearly a decade of simple, text-based logos like Google or Paypal or non-descriptive…

Make Money Monday: Automating Marketing Tips

August 19, 2019

For today’s Make Money Monday, here’s a quick summary of Gyi Tsakalakis’ talk Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose  – discussing how lawyers can engage with consumers online, and offering some easy ways…