Welcome to the Law Firm “Clause It” – Launching Next Week!

March 12, 2021

When entrepreneurs launch a startup, they can find dozens of high-quality , affordable online resources to create the types of documents and agreements needed to start and operate a business.  Some of the best known free offerings from biglaw firm, Orrick or payment processor, Stripe Atlas include incorporation documents and employee agreements. And many enterprising attorneys have…

Dear Law Firm of Mine,

December 18, 2020

Hey there, old friend.   As you know,  it’s been a heckuva year.  We showed up in January, bright eyed and bushy tailed, with grand plans to conquer this new decade.  And we were off to…

MyShingle Turns 18

December 10, 2020

Eighteen is the age of adulthood, but it’s also the numerical representation of “Chai,” the Hebrew word for life.  Last night just before midnight, MyShingle turned 18 – and I like to view my blog…

Use a sow to prevent a client from hogging time when it comes to fixed fee legal services

December 8, 2020

Despite the myriad of benefits associated with flat fees – from rewarding efficiency rather than time to eliminating onerous timekeeping – most attorneys still haven’t adopted them. One concern that attorneys have about flat fees…

Make Money Mondays: One a Day Wonders

December 7, 2020

In theory, we’re all aware of the power of one – like the power of writing one true sentence or lighting one candle instead of cursing the darkness, or one shot heard round the world…

FREE Facebook Live: From Biglaw to YourLaw

December 6, 2020

Back in 2008, before the thousands of big law associate layoffs that would come in 2009, I threw together this online e-book, From Biglaw to Yourlaw, urging large firm attorneys to at least give a…

Why Lawyers Still Read MyShingle

December 4, 2020

With my blog’s 18th birthday approaching next week, I’ve often wondered how I’ve stayed relevant after all these years. Despite a clunky-looking site, middling SEO and spotty posting, my traffic remains strong and readers continue…

New York Trades Ban on Trade Names for Lawyers.

December 3, 2020

On June 18, 2020, New York regulators revised an onerous ethics rule that broadly banned law firms from advertising services under trade names. The revised version of Rule 7.5 (available here because the online rules…