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Should Your Law Firm Logo Include Scales of Justice?

September 17, 2019

When it comes to logos, turns out the design experts may have gotten it wrong, reports the Harvard Business Review .  After nearly a decade of simple, text-based logos like Google or Paypal or non-descriptive marks like Uber, seems that customers prefer and put their trust in descriptive logos. A descriptive logo is what the…

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…

Announcing – Other Shinglers!

May 29, 2005

You’ll notice an important addition to the MyShingle sidebar – a list of "Other Shingles."  There, you’ll find listed websites and weblogs for other solo and small firm practitioners.  It’s a public service that will…

You Never Know When You Just Might Start Your Own Law Firm

May 29, 2005

To my readers who visit this site and dream of starting a law firm but are precluded from doing so because of your present circumstances,  one’s for you.  Because it’s never too late, as this…

Outsourcing legal research is a

May 29, 2005

Outsourcing legal research is  a topic that’s made the discussion rounds on various blogs, MyShingle included.  Well, what about the reverse:  how about exporting your firm’s expertise overseas like this Portland Maine law firm, as…

Client Endorsements Banned from NJ Lawyer Websites

May 29, 2005

And yet another stupid bar rule, this time out of New Jersey, where the Advertising Panel Lays Down Rules for Law Firm Ads on Wed:  Catchy URLs OK, but not client endorsements (New Jersey Law…