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Second Cities for Law Firms

August 14, 2017

Last year, I blogged about Second City Solos which suggested that lawyers may have more success in getting a new law practice off the ground since they’ll face less competition than they would in major metropolis cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, NeW York City, Washington D.C., etc… But today, I came across this article…

Even Court-Appointed Criminal Work Needs to Be Treated Like A Business, Not a “Vocation” For Solo Lawyers

July 10, 2017

If you had a long-time client who failed to pay his bills on time year after year, and consistently leaving you with shortfalls, at some point, you’d simply stop taking his cases and search for…

Niche Law Practice and the Business Model

June 29, 2017

Niche law practices are nothing new. This blog contains dozens of posts  that either describe an interesting and emerging niche practice or profile lawyers with unique niches. My blog doesn’t hold a monopoly on niche…

Marketing By the Numbers, Part 2

June 27, 2017

Marketing by the Numbers, Part 2 About seven years ago, I created a 13-minute video entitled Marketing By the Numbers, where I showed, through the power of data, the rationale behind many recommended marketing practices.…

Why Regulators’ Ban on Avvo Hurts Not Only Consumers But Solo Lawyers

June 27, 2017

A few years back, my mischievous little bichon shitzu, Sadie managed to hop up on to the kitchen table, knock a rotisserie chicken off the table and along with her “sister” – our 90-pound Old…

Making Sure Your Law Firm Goes Down in History

June 22, 2017

Some law firms make history, others write their own history.  At least, that’s what I gathered from this Humphrey Keenlyside’s article  in Bloomberg, discussing the apparent tradition of large law firms producing an auto-biography of…

A How To Guide on Using the MyShingle Online Legal Job Board

June 19, 2017

Last week, MyShingle soft-launched our online Job Fair for Solo or Small Law Firms seeking to hire law students or new lawyers as interns, clerks or associates or for temporary or project-based work; Legal Tech…

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How Long Before Ravel’s Commitment to Free Law Unravels After the LEXIS Acquisition?

June 9, 2017

Remember Ravel  – that cool legal research system that was ever so generously scanning every book in the Harvard Law Library to make it all available online at no cost?  In yesterday’s big legal news,…