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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…

What’s the Solution When Judges Double-Book Solos?

December 1, 2004

New York attorney Frederic Abramson of Law, Current Events and Culture asks here whether a judge’s refusal to postpone a jury trial notwithstanding that the attorney handling the case was already engaged in a conflicting…

What’s A Fair Rate for Court Appointed Counsel?

November 30, 2004

Over at  David Giacalone’s web log, there’s more coverage of the situation with Massachusetts court appointed attorneys.  In case you missed David’s prior coverage (which he links back to extensively in his post), a group…

Would Biglaw Pay More to Help A Legal Aid or Solo Attorney?

November 29, 2004

Let’s say two law students, neck and neck in class rank graduate law school with $80,000 in student loan debt (including interest) – or roughly $8000/year over a ten year period.  Student A goes on…

A Welcome Change: New England States Ease Up on Stringent Bar Rules

November 29, 2004

As reported in New Rules May Spur Competition for Maine, NH and VT Attorneys, (AP)(11/29/04), courts in these three states will allow some out-of-state lawyers to be admitted to the bar without taking the bar…

In Defense of Word Perfect

November 29, 2004

Dennis Kennedy is apparently a Word 2003 fan who doesn’t get the Word Perfect phenomenon.   Perhaps this clever defense of Word Perfect, "Show Me the Codes" by New York solo attorney David Leffler will give…

Our Site’s Current Status

November 28, 2004

Yes, it’s been a week since joining the Law.com Blog Network and we’re still scrambling to repost nearly two years of archives.  I have finally located a server company which seems capable of helping MyShingle…

An Idea from India

November 28, 2004

These days, the legal profession is sending work out to India.  But here’s an idea from India that might be worth a look over here.  According to this article, Lawyers Demand Stipends, Loans cities.expressindia (11/26/04),…