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…

MyShingle Comments on California Task Force Proposals

September 23, 2019

Here are the comments that I filed in response to the California Task Force’s Proposals  on Access to Justice Through Innovation of Legal Services. I took the time because it’s so important for solo and…

What NOT To Do When You Start A Law Firm

September 20, 2019

Advice on starting a law firm abounds. All across the web – here, here , here  or here, you can find all kinds of tips and suggestions and plans on getting started. Have at it.…

Should Your Law Firm Logo Include Scales of Justice?

September 17, 2019

When it comes to logos, turns out the design experts may have gotten it wrong, reports the Harvard Business Review .  After nearly a decade of simple, text-based logos like Google or Paypal or non-descriptive…

Make Money Monday: Automating Marketing Tips

August 19, 2019

For today’s Make Money Monday, here’s a quick summary of Gyi Tsakalakis’ talk Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose  – discussing how lawyers can engage with consumers online, and offering some easy ways…

Future Fridays: Killing Solo Softly: My Future is Now Talk

August 16, 2019

This past May, I had the honor of speaking at the highly-regarded  Future is Now Conference  which is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. The conference talks were recently posted – and…

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…