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Has anyone attended the Rainmaker institute? thoughts? value? worth attending?
Client intake procedures and Ruby Receptionists
I am a plaintiffs' civil rights and employment lawyer, and I work all my cases under contingent fee arrangements. Unfortunately, the nature of my practice is that I generally need to speak with at least 25 people until I can find one person I can he…
The MyCase Q&A thread
This thread is for questions and answers about MyCase.
You can also browse posts about MyCase on Lawyerist.
Does anyone have experience using Total Attorneys for PI leads? Is it worth it?
The Dropbox Q&A, Tips & Tricks Thread
Like it or not, the most-popular cloud-based file syncing service (considered a file server or cloud backup by some), is Dropbox, and that includes lawyers. I like it, I don't see any good reasons why most* lawyers should not use it, and I recommend…
Has anyone tried this? Didn't see any recent posts about it. I'm trying to market my Collaborative Divorce practice and looking for ways to target soon-to-be divorcing clients.
Using video in web marketing?
It looks like it's been 3 years since the Lawyerist Lab last considered video on lawyer websites.
Has anyone experimented with this since then? Has anyone seen video done really well for an attorney? I haven't, but I'm sure someone…
Introduction - Camille Aponte
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Camille Aponte and I just started my own firm, Aponte Law, LLC. I have an office in Bethesda, Maryland, but I'll also handle cases in DC. I plan on focusing primarily on probate and estate work whil…
Encryption and File Organization with Dropbox and TrueCrypt
Does anyone have a decent, practical plan for organizing and encrypting files with Dropbox and TrueCrypt? I have an encrypted partition, but I also want to encrypt all files within the partition that get synced with Dropbox. Is there a way I can s…
Worst Website Mistakes
I'm working on a post about website mistakes and could use some input!
What are the things that make you cringe when you see them on your colleague's websites?
Have you made mistakes on your website that you have regretted?
What makes a dece…
The Evernote Q&A, Tips & Tricks Thread
This thread is for questions and answers about Evernote, and for sharing your favorite tips and tricks.
You can also browse posts about Evernote on Lawyerist, and here is the old Evernote thread in the Lab.
Encryption at Rest
Just finished reading Sam's article on encryption at rest in Evernote. I had a similar question about legal cloud providers like Clio et al. Clio's due diligence white paper, which I was sent in response to my inquiry on this topic, seems to indicat…
Does anyone have experience using online forms? I have several intake and other forms that I have been sending out as Word documents, but this is not a very satisfactory solution for me or my clients. Clients often fail to complete important section…
So, I want to enter into mailchimp territory. I would like to send out an email to a big list, and give them the option to join. Mailchimp seems to only let me make a list of people to email if I attest to their subscription status, which in Canada …
How to Use Creative Commons–Licensed Works
Creative Commons licenses are really popular. Huge blogs like BoingBoing and legal blogs like The Droid Lawyer all use it. CC licenses allow you to copy content, as long as you attribute it. Well, the CC 4.0 licenses were just released, and they hav…
Help Me Come Up With "Ranks" for the Lab
I've just turned on a plugin that automatically "ranks" Lab members based on the number of upvotes their posts receive. More upvotes gets you promoted. Your rank shows up as stars next to your name. (Or "Mod" or "Admin" in the case of those roles.)
Barcode Reader for Scansnap for Mac
I've been a scansnap user and fan for 8 years -- currently using ix500 with a Mac. Is there software that works with scansnap to read barcodes for naming docs and saving them to certain folders?
What Are the Best Hobbies for Networking?
I have gone camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness nearly every February since I moved to Minnesota 14 years ago (here's some proof). I just love doing it, but I also enjoy telling people about it. For years, it has been one of my go-t…