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What We’ve Been Up To At MyShingle…And What Lies Ahead

October 23, 2018

It’s been a busy couple of months here at MyShingle. Last month, I was interviewed on two podcasts: Gen Y Lawyer  and The Law Entrepreneur . These are both excellent and longstanding podcasts – some of the first in the legal industry to focus on law as a business and alternative legal career paths and I was…

Lawyers Beware: The World [Wide Web] Is Watching

March 7, 2005

David Giacalone has a great post at f/k/a that should serve as a reminder to unscrupulous, unethical or merely careless or inept attorneys that even if the Bar can’t – or won’t penalize you for…

Looking at the Yellow Pages from A Client’s Perspective

March 7, 2005

Evan Schaeffer of Legal Underground examines, from a prospective client’s perspective,  what it must be like to hire a lawyer from the Yellow Pages in his most recent podcast installment of  Law Related Things That…

Some Poor Advice on Rainmaking in Law Practice Today

March 6, 2005

Usually, I like to highlight articles that our audience should read and follow.  But here’s one that you really shouldn’t – unless you want to learn what not to do to market a practice.  This…

Lawyers Serving Those Who’ve Served

March 6, 2005

There’s an interesting practice area desribed in this article, Lawyers Look for Errors in VA Claims, Beth Silver, (3/6/05):  Veteran’s Law.  As the article reports, two Minneapolis attorneys, Tracy Capistrant and Becca Wong specialize…

What’s Your Tagline?

March 6, 2005

Are you a “Heavy Hitter” – or  a lawyer who means business?  What about a Tiger?  These are just a couple of the slogans mentioned in this brief article here. What’s your slogan – and…

What NOT to Put In A Retainer Agreement

February 28, 2005

As we at MyShingle have said many times, a retainer agreement is one of the most important tools that we lawyers have to protect ourselves from unscrupulous or troublesome clients.  It should be obvious though…

Fabulous Resource from the Texas YLA

February 28, 2005

Kudos to the Texas Young Lawyers Association for this innovative project,, an online library of video presentations on topics like substantive law (mostly Texas, but some, like the talk on Ten Tips for Federal…

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