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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…

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…

Former Biglaw Telecom Attorney on the Cutting Edge in Solo Practice

May 1, 2005

I came across this March 2005 article by my colleague here in the D.C. area, Mark del Bianco entitled Being on the Cutting Edge.  Among other things, the article offers both an amusing and realistic…

Malpractice Isn’t Only A Small Firm Problem

May 1, 2005

According to this National Law Journal article, How Small Firms Can Ward Off Malpractice, most legal malpractice actions are filed against small firms, with one to five attorneys: Solos and small-firm attorneys find themselves particularly…

McMarketing vs. The Real Deal

April 29, 2005

For those of you who know me personally, you probably know that I’m not the world’s greatest marketer.  If I were, I’d probably have retired from the practice of law and would be blogging here…

Loneliness and Isolation: Hazards of Solo Practice

April 25, 2005

Ironically, one of the greatest benefits of starting a law firm – being able to work alone – may actually be one of the greatest hazards of solo practices, as this Q&A from the Massachusetts…