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Blogging, A Life Story: MyShingle’s 17th Anniversary

December 9, 2019

Seventeen years ago in a galaxy (or at least a lifetime) far, far away, as a 30-something mom to six and three year old girls and a part-time, home-based energy regulatory practice, I uploaded this page  by file transfer protocol to a server that my techy husband had gerry-rigged just for me and launched MyShingle…

I Am A Maven!

January 25, 2005

I am a maven.   I’m not so sure that it’s true, but it’s very cool, nonetheless.

A Sanction That’s Deserved

January 25, 2005

As many of my readers know, I often find that the sanctions meted out by bar disciplinary committees to be either redundant or heavy-handed, such as punishing an attorney where he’s already been ordered to…

A Law Firm That’s Out of This World (at least, its fees are)

January 25, 2005

As lawyers, we all want our work to be regarded as “out of this world” – but just not in this way.   According to this article, South Gate Chases Legal Firms, LA Times (1/23/05),  a…

Solo in Hawaii?

January 25, 2005

If you’re thinking of going solo, why not try Hawaii?  According to this article from the Pacific Business News (1/24/05),  It’s a good time to be a lawyer in Hawaii.

How Much Can You Rely on What Your Client Tells You?

January 19, 2005

Even if you don’t practice criminal law, you should be interested in the U.S. Supreme Court’s eventual ruling in Rompilla v. Beard concerning ineffective assistance of counsel which was argued before the Court yesterday. (for…

Tech Predictions for Solos and Small Firms

January 19, 2005

If Dennis Kennedy’s legal tech predictions for 2005 are true, it’s going to be a good year for solo and small firm lawyers to start taking advantage of legal technology, particularly those who aren’t doing…

Westlaw is Free in Some Places – But Why Not Everywhere?

January 19, 2005

AJ Levy of http://www.outoftheboxlawyering.com lists a bunch of libraries in several states (AK, MN, NV, NJ, NY, OH, TX and WA) where you can access Westlaw for free.  I was happy to learn about this…