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Blogging, A Life Story: MyShingle’s 17th Anniversary

December 9, 2019

Seventeen years ago in a galaxy (or at least a lifetime) far, far away, as a 30-something mom to six and three year old girls and a part-time, home-based energy regulatory practice, I uploaded this page  by file transfer protocol to a server that my techy husband had gerry-rigged just for me and launched MyShingle…

Make Money Mondays: Vetting the Veterans’ Niche

November 11, 2019

In honor of Veteran’s Day, today’s Make Money Mondays salutes a unique niche practice area: veterans’ owned businesses.  According to the recent surveys, there are 2.52 million veteran majority-owned businesses in the United States that…

Another Day, Another Directory for Lawyers

November 8, 2019

Via Bob Ambrogi’s  Law Sites blog, I learned of the launch of Modern Attorney, a new legal directory intended to serve the needs of today’s millennials. Developed by Next Chapter  which was recently acquired by…

The Transformational Power of Law Firm Ownership

October 25, 2019

Back when I started my law firm as a green twenty-something five years out of law school, I invited a partner to lunch who worked at a law firm where I’d coveted a job. Of…

2019 Clio Trends Report: Is the 2.5 Hour Realization Rate As Bad As It Seems?

October 22, 2019

Yesterday, law practice management company Clio released its popular and widely read 2019 Clio Trends Report. The Clio Report is  unique because in contrast to traditional surveys which rely on responses from humans, Clio culls…

How to Increase Your Odds of Solo and Small Law Firm Success by 42 Percent

October 15, 2019

Recently, I’ve been listening to life coach and web-TV sensation Marie Forleo’s new book, Everything is Figure-outable. Though life coaches aren’t generally my cup of tea, Forleo’s work piques my interest because she was one of…

Make Money Monday: Follow Up On Conferences

October 14, 2019

As I explained in my Marketing By the Numbers video, 80 percent of people fail to follow up with contacts and leads from conferences. That’s unfortunate considering the time and expense that many conferences entail. …

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…