Attend the AltLegal Conference for Solos and Boutiques

February 21, 2020

I don’t promote many conferences here so when I do, you know it’s a not to be missed event. But that’s how I felt after seeing the agenda for trademark docketing platform AltLegal ‘s first conference, AltLegal Connect  which will take place Sunday March 22-Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York.  As AltLegal describes,…

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Should Law Firm Owners Speak Their Truth?

December 11, 2019

I came across this great story about  Penzeys Spices, a family-owned, national spice retailer that has spent over $700,000 on Facebook ads supporting President Trump’s impeachment.  At a time when businesses face backlash even over…

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…

Holiday Gift Round Up 2019 – Part I

December 4, 2019

I’m not particularly creative when it comes to gift giving, so I’m a big fan of holiday gift guides. The MyShingle Gift Guide for Starting a Law Firm 2019 will be posted next week, commensurate with…

Make Money Mondays: Say Hello to the Holiday Phone Call

December 2, 2019

With a late Thanksgiving, it’s hard to believe that we’re already two days into December – and just three weeks away from the start of holidays. So if you were planning on ordering and sending…

Giving Thanks for the Journey

November 27, 2019

Despite the best laid plans, starting a law firm can be hard. The struggle to pay the bills as you build a practice. Staying on top of the administrivia. The constant rejection — whether by…

Make Money Mondays: Embrace Constraints

November 25, 2019

Many lawyers view lack of resources as an obstacle to starting or growing a law practice.  And they’d be right to some extent. After all, it’s far easier and less stressful to start a law…

Make Money Mondays: One Price Doesn’t Fit All

November 18, 2019

Most lawyers would never admit that they pretty much charge the same price for everything.  For example, one lawyer might argue that his rates are only $250/hr – a real bargain as compared to so-and-so…