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Future Fridays: Killing Solo Softly: My Future is Now Talk

August 16, 2019

This past May, I had the honor of speaking at the highly-regarded  Future is Now Conference  which is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. The conference talks were recently posted – and while I commend you to watch all of them (as well as the ones from previous years which I binge-watched…

What About Marketing Alternative Rates?

April 19, 2005

For some time, I’m sure, some law firms large and small, have offered alternatives to the billable hour and probably more have started to do so or at least consider it since Matt Homann started…

This One Ought to Be A No Brainer

April 19, 2005

Gee, what should  this advice seeker and recent grad (at NY Lawyer) do here?  Work for $19 an hour doing document review at a large firm in hopes of getting some experience?  Or continue to…

What Do You Call Yourself?

April 12, 2005

The Greatest American Lawyer ponders a fascinating question:  what should we call practitioners who are not in a partnership based law firm, if not solo practitioners?. GAL writes: As many of you already know, I…

My JD Bliss Profile

April 11, 2005

This week, JD Bliss is a profile about MyShingle and me.  Though I wouldn’t necessarily refer to myself, as JD Bliss does, as a "success story" (more a work-in-progress story), I certainly don’t mind the…

Asking for Help

April 8, 2005

My Small Firm Business column for the month, Ask A Simple Question as been posted over at law.com  In it, I discuss both the benefits of asking for help as well as places to look…

Why Marketing Articles Like This One Drive Me Crazy!

April 8, 2005

I have a peeve about a great many articles on marketing for law firms.  Some of the articles are apparently written by so-called experts who have clearly never practiced at a law firm.  Others reiterate…

Would You Apologize to Save Your Career?

April 8, 2005

Here’s a bit of sad piece from AP (4/8/05)  on Lawyer Refuses to Apologize to Judge, Goes  to Jail.  Though details of the incident are sketchy, the article brought this question to my mind:  would…