Surrender to the System to Save Your Sanity

February 24, 2021

At least fifteen years ago (maybe more), my husband bought a Garmin GPS navigational system for our car. Though I dutifully punched my destination into our new toy, I found myself deviating every time my printed-out Mapquest instructions or my own instinct conflicted and sent me on another route. As an end result of trying…

How to Compete in a Crowded Market

January 13, 2021

All too often, I hear lawyers bemoan their inability to compete in crowded markets. Often, they view the obstacles as a matter of cost. Lawyers either complain about the enormous expense of SEO to break…

FREE 90 Minute Client Triage Clinic

January 8, 2021

As we head into 2021, there’s a whole new crop of new law firms that have been launched. I wanted to offer a program to help new firms, or firms adding new practice areas to…

Make Money Mondays: Puzzle Over How to Refresh the Old and Dull

January 4, 2021

When it comes to pandemic pastimes, there’s nothing more old school than the humble jigsaw puzzle. Though I did my share of puzzles as a kid, as did my daughters, I’ve never been a rabid…

From Biglaw to Yourlaw – Why Lawyers MUST Own Their Talent

December 23, 2020

I just posted a 48 minute video, from biglaw to your law that talks about why it’s so important for lawyers to own their talent and control their destiny. This video speaks to people at…

Dear Law Firm of Mine,

December 18, 2020

Hey there, old friend.   As you know,  it’s been a heckuva year.  We showed up in January, bright eyed and bushy tailed, with grand plans to conquer this new decade.  And we were off to…

MyShingle Turns 18

December 10, 2020

Eighteen is the age of adulthood, but it’s also the numerical representation of “Chai,” the Hebrew word for life.  Last night just before midnight, MyShingle turned 18 – and I like to view my blog…

Use a sow to prevent a client from hogging time when it comes to fixed fee legal services

December 8, 2020

Despite the myriad of benefits associated with flat fees – from rewarding efficiency rather than time to eliminating onerous timekeeping – most attorneys still haven’t adopted them. One concern that attorneys have about flat fees…