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Solo & Small Law Firms

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…

Calling All Solos With Websites and Blogs

May 15, 2005

In honor of MyShingle’s grand redesign, we want to create a separate blogroll of solo and small firm websites and weblogs.  If you’re a solo or small firm blogger or have a website, send your…

Redesign in Progress

May 15, 2005

If you are noticing some strange looking things at MyShingle.com, as well as a slowdown in posts, it’s because a redesign is underway.  We should be fully launched within the next 24 hours so please…

Moms, Law and Change

May 8, 2005

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.  But motherhood itself is also the mother of invention – or more accurately, the engine behind creative, entrepreneurial ideas to make motherhood more compatible with legal…

Can You Make Your Hobby Into A Law Practice?

May 8, 2005

This article, Lawyer by Day, Fashion Designer by Night, Skirts the Issue, Portland Press Herald (5/8/05) reports on Maine attorney Margaret Minister O’Keefe, a law firm partner who represents local artists and designers by day…

What If You Never Leave…

May 5, 2005

This sad story, Lawyer, 35, Dies After Winning Swimming Race, New York Lawyer (5/5/05) drives home the importance of following one’s dream.  The article reports that Brendon Wen, a young attorney and solo criminal practitioner,…

Comparative Advertising: Keep This As Proof!

May 4, 2005

According to this article, A New Trend Among Firms:  Comparative Advertising, Leigh Jones, NLJ (5/4/05), large firms are taking off the kid gloves when it comes to marketing, including Oblon, Spivak’s ads that proclaim superiority…

Maryland Bar Ruling Banning NonLawyer/Lawyer Referral Groups Discriminates Against Solo and Small Firms

May 1, 2005

Sometimes a bar association issues a decision that’s so impervious to the realities of legal practice that you have to wonder whether those who drafted it ever practiced law.  That’s my thought about the Maryland…