A Post Celebrating Thanksgivvukah, Menrukeys and Solos (Reprisal)

November 24, 2021

This year, the Jewish holiday of Hanukah arrives early on the secular calendar, just a few days on the heels of Thanksgiving.  Which makes this year perfect to reprise one of my favorite posts here at MyShingle.  Enjoy! Behold the Menurkey. Part Menorah, part Turkey, the Menurkey commemorates the intersection of Thanksgiving and Hanukah, two…

What If Today Were Your Last Day To….?

July 15, 2021

Seven years ago, I had my last real conversation with my beloved husband before the brain tumor that we would learn about ten days later wreaked havoc on his beautiful mind and eventually took his…

Biglaw is Designed By Men, For Men…So Why Not Start Your Own Firm?

July 14, 2021

Thirty-five year old sprinter Allyson Felix is the most decorated Olympian in track and field history.  Yet even Felix couldn’t outrun discrimination by her former sponsor Nike — which pressured her to return to form…

Make Money Monday: Be The Biggest in the World

July 12, 2021

Last month with the country reopening post-pandemic, on the eve of my 57th birthday, I embarked on a bucket-list trip to the Dakotas with Wyoming and Montana tossed in because why not?  Compared to the…

Make Money Monday: Take a Page Out of Legal Zoom’s IPO With Subscription

June 7, 2021

As the saying goes in real estate, house value is all about location, location, location. To paraphrase from Legal Zoom’s recent IPO filing, legal services value is all about subscription, subscription, subscription.  Driving that point…

If You Must Hire An Unpaid Intern, Here’s a Contract for That

June 3, 2021

For many law students, the summer of 2021 has proved challenging.  With the pandemic grip still tight back in the fall of 2020, many firms cut back or cancelled summer programs entirely to avoid another…

New Retainer Clause Alert – Payment Apps + Engagement Agreement = Quick Cash for Lawyers

June 1, 2021

By 2021, most law firms  universally accept credit card payments from client with the blessing of regulators.  Nevermind that lawyers lagged behind other small businesses and other professionals, and that regulators had to be pulled…

Power Pacts $199

May 5, 2021

Have you ever thought about how much money you’ve lost by not having the right contract in place? For example: You have an online consult and the client’s ready to seal the deal. But you…