Make 2020 The Year You Start…Join #NaLaLawFiMo!

January 7, 2020

Every year, you’ve promised yourself that this would be the year to start a law firm. Or to develop a legal tech app. Or a side business to your firm.  But then you glanced at the to-do list – setting up a website, incorporating, finding an office space or rental situation, reviewing the ethics of…

From Regulatory Biglaw Attorney to Cutting Edge Reproduction Specialist

January 18, 2005

What you may want to know upfront is that this article, Fatherhood by a New Formula, Sandra Boodman, Washington Post (1/18/05) isn’t really about small firm attorneys.  Rather, it’s more about a growing trend of…

A2J Project

January 18, 2005

This article, Internet Attorney:  More Than Pro Se, New Factor Network (1/17/05) reports on the Chicago-Ken College of Law’s Access to Justice (A2J) program that includes a sophisticated computer system for pro se litigants to…

Big Firm Partners: Not Much More Than Small Time Employees

January 14, 2005

Big firm partnership.  In many legal circles, big firm partnerships are regarded as the brass ring, the peak of the legal mountain.  Law students dream of them, young associates sacrifice their personal lives to 80…

How A Little Lawsuit Now Threatens A Lawyer’s Career – and How to Avoid this Mess

January 13, 2005

This article, He’s Sure He’s Right But He’s All Alone (1/9/05) describes the epic of Mark Adams, who finds himself on the brink of losing his law license all because of a case that he…

Hot Practice Area Alert

January 13, 2005

This month’s issue of Law Practice Management (Jan/Feb 2005) contain’s Robert Denney’s annual Trends Report:  What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession. Topping the list of hot practice areas are employment law, IP…

Small Firm Effort for Tsunami Victims

January 13, 2005

Matt Homann has issued this challenge to solo and small firm lawyers to collectively raise $100,000 for tsunami victims.  Visit the link and see how to help.

The Birth of Two New Practices and Weblogs

January 8, 2005

One of the things that I love most about running MyShingle and writing my column for Small Firm Business is that it’s put me in touch with dozens of readers – law students and practicing…