Clubhouse for Lawyers: Something to Talk About

January 15, 2021

Ever since 2010 when Nicole Black and I published the book Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier, social media for lawyers in some ways has become a victim of its own success. What I mean is that once lawyers began to recognize that social media could help attract clients, they glommed on to it…

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),…

Lawyers Outside the Law

November 28, 2004

This past weekend, I came across four articles about lawyers – mostly those who’ve started their own practices – who’ve found success but nevertheless left the law for  non-legal careers.   There’s Noah Lippman,  a 45…

Solo, But Never Alone

November 28, 2004

When you start your own practice, you may be solo but you’re never alone.  You can’t be – or you won’t succeed.  This article, No Lawyer Is An Island, Guy Harrison, Small Firm Business (11/29/04)…

Jay Foonberg’s Famous Holiday Cards

November 28, 2004

Most of us solos know Jay Foonberg as the author of the solo bible,  How to Start and Build a Law Practice.  Who could have guessed that he’s also a purveyor of the kind of …

My Shingle Now Part of Law.com Network

November 22, 2004

As of today, My Shingle joins our fellow bloggers listed here an official member of the Law.com Blog Network.  Unfortunately, we’re off to a bit of a rocky start due to server problems over on…

2004 Bar Review Now Available: Super-Spectacular Resource!!

November 22, 2004

Two years ago, My Shingle published the first ever Bar Review, a survey of what the state bars and the ABA offer in the way of resources and support for solo and small firm practitioners. …

Should NY Ban Targeted Mailings?

November 22, 2004

After last year’s Staten Island Ferry crash, lawyer ads targeting potential clients proliferated in the local news media within hours.  Though banning newspaper ads would likely violate the First Amendment, New York is now considering…