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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…

Can Lawyers Innovate If They Don’t Own It?

August 7, 2019

I came across this article from Fast Company about the  50 Best Workplaces for Innovators.  Unfortunately, the article simply lists the companies rather than describing what characteristics make them innovative. And so I got to…

Make Money Mondays: Act As If You Own The Place

August 5, 2019

Editor’s Note – Summer always has me reminiscing about vacations past – and one of my favorites was our family’s ten-day trip to London in the summer of 2008, where I returned with tons of…

We Don’t Have to Trash Law’s Past to Move Forward to the Future

August 2, 2019

As I reflect back on the four years since husband’s death, I realize that one of the toughest obstacles to moving forward was my belief that any new step – whether replacing the standard with…

Make Money Monday: Look Ahead Or Be Left Behind

July 29, 2019

Recently in one of my online lawyers groups, an attorney lamented that her state bar association had made self-help forms available for family law litigants at no cost and in addition, had started conducting free…

Solos & Smalls – Time to Weigh in On Changes to California

July 24, 2019

Last week, the State Bar of California released for public comment several proposals for regulatory reforms developed by the California Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services. Designed to spur innovation and expand…

Make Money Monday: Hold Your Own Prime Day

July 22, 2019

Last Monday and Tuesday, online behemoth Amazon held its fifth annual Prime Day, a shopping holiday  of a sort where Amazon offers exclusive bargains and deals to Amazon Prime customers. The benefits of Prime Day…

Part III: The Role of Law Librarians in The Adoption of AI in the Legal Profession

July 19, 2019

If the length of this post has shown anything, it’s that AI in legal research and law practice is an enormous and wide-reaching topic that is rapidly changing. Moreover, while large firms have the resources…