Your Greatest Flaws May Be Your Greatest Gift

January 12, 2022

So many lawyers, myself included, focus on what we do wrong rather than what we get right.  So we’ll hang our head in shame over our messy office, without acknowledging the extraordinary work product that we produced.  We’ll fret about our disorganization without giving ourselves credit for hitting deadlines and showing up.  We’ll spend hours…

Help Clients and Stay Sane — With Questions

November 3, 2021

Are you tired of clients calling on weekends? Or explaining to clients over and over again how long a case will take to resolve?  Or dealing with complaints about not returning an unscheduled phone call…

Why Lawyers Should Offer CLE on Porn Hub and Not Legal Providers

October 26, 2021

When it comes to promoting his math tutoring services, Taiwanese math teacher Changsu knows all the right angles.  Figuring that the probability of reaching more students would increase proportionately to the size of his audience,…

MyShingle 30-Minute MOOC: Paid, Non-Refundable & Automated Client Consultations

October 15, 2021

Do you spend your time sitting through a bunch of free webinars with so much great content that it’s too overwhelming to implement?  Or do you register for a bunch of calls and then back…

10 Key Mindset Shifts You Must Make When Starting a Law Firm

October 15, 2021

Some say entrepreneurs are born, not made.  I disagree.  Even if you don’t have an entrepreneurial bone in your body, you can start and run your own law firm if you can train yourself to…

Eleven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Start Your Own Law Firm

October 5, 2021

One of the principal reasons that many lawyers decide against starting a law firm is fear.  That’s not surprising, because it’s only natural to fear the unknown.  In fact, if a lawyer isn’t even a…

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Should You Install an Installment Payment Plan for Clients?

September 22, 2021

Recently, the New York Times reported on the growing popularity of “buy now, pay later” services that enable consumers to purchase online products and spread the cost into manageable, interest-free installments paid over several months. …

Do You Want to Share Your Value With Big Law Firms That Don’t Share Your Values?

August 20, 2021

Earlier this week, Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) released this annual Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard for the Vault 100 Law Firms which contained some rather disturbing results.  The Scorecard concluded that “America’s most…