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Later in Life Law Firm Ownership

June 26, 2019

In today’s tech world, we celebrate the wunderkind – like the founders of Facebook or Google – who achieved so much at an early age. Law isn’t all that different when it comes to early achievement – which accolades like law review and judicial clerkship and second year jobs at biglaw often based entirely on…

More Shingles Added

June 3, 2005

I’ve just added another dozen or so new names to the list of "Other Shingles."  It sometimes takes some time for them to appear.  But if you’ve submitted your name and don’t see it on…

Most Attorneys Would Not Go Solo – A Survey I Don’t Believe

June 2, 2005

According to this Press Release of May 25, 2005 by legal placement agency Robert Half, 93 percent of lawyers polled said that they would not establish a law firm even if they had the necessary…

Are Solos Really Free?

June 2, 2005

Thanks to David Giacalone of f/k/a for this post on Lowell Komie’s fiction about law practice, including what it’s like to be a solo (see this one too).  David also quotes from Komie and his…

Could That Person Sitting Next To You Be Your Deep Throat?

June 2, 2005

How many times have you taken a seat next to an anonymous soul in the courtroom or CLE seminar, averted your eyes and opened up your Palm Pilot or newspaper to entertain yourself while waiting…

Texas Bar Does What MyShingle Did Almost Three Years Ago

June 1, 2005

This  article (Texas Lawyer, 6/1/05) reports on an online resource for starting a law firm that includes articles, manuals, guides – and even a place to purchase books on starting a practice.  No, the article’s…

Are the Bars Out of Touch on Ethics?

June 1, 2005

Blogger Stuart Levine of the always first rate Tax and Business Law Blog has a provocative post on the  Maryland Disciplinary Committee’s Mechanical Ethics.  In the post, Levine offers several examples of how the Maryland…

US Government Recognizes Weblogs

June 1, 2005

Janell Grenier a solo who writes both Benefits Blog and Erisa Blog has let me know that the Department of Labor has included her blogs as well as others in its resource list, as she…