Clubhouse for Lawyers: Something to Talk About

January 15, 2021

Ever since 2010 when Nicole Black and I published the book Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, social media for lawyers in some ways has become a victim of its own success. What I mean is that once lawyers began to recognize that social media could help attract clients, they glommed on to it…

Make Money Mondays: One a Day Wonders

December 7, 2020

In theory, we’re all aware of the power of one – like the power of writing one true sentence or lighting one candle instead of cursing the darkness, or one shot heard round the world…

FREE Facebook Live: From Biglaw to YourLaw

December 6, 2020

Back in 2008, before the thousands of big law associate layoffs that would come in 2009, I threw together this online e-book, From Biglaw to Yourlaw, urging large firm attorneys to at least give a…

Why Lawyers Still Read MyShingle

December 4, 2020

With my blog’s 18th birthday approaching next week, I’ve often wondered how I’ve stayed relevant after all these years. Despite a clunky-looking site, middling SEO and spotty posting, my traffic remains strong and readers continue…

New York Trades Ban on Trade Names for Lawyers.

December 3, 2020

On June 18, 2020, New York regulators revised an onerous ethics rule that broadly banned law firms from advertising services under trade names. The revised version of Rule 7.5 (available here because the online rules…

What If This Is Your Time?

December 2, 2020

I’ve been listening to Barack Obama’s excellent memoir Promised Land which just ten chapters in, has dispelled a number of my misconceptions about Obama’s trajectory to the presidency. Based on Michelle Obama’s equally excellent memoir,…

Giving Thanks for the Journey

November 25, 2020

It’s been a tough year – but as I wrote last year, there’s much to be thankful for. Whether this year has been a long and winding road or smooth sailing, or something in between,…

Make Money Monday: The Done With You Legal Business Model

November 23, 2020

For years, legal futurists have lamented that the legal profession hasn’t been able to develop fully do-it-yourself products with the same widespread adoption rate as Turbotax. Most commentators blame outdated ethics rules and protectionism for…