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  • Chris Hill
    Hi From Glen Allen, VA
    I'm a long time Lawyerist reader and a solo construction attorney in Glen Allen, VA (Richmond Area).  I've been a long time Lawyerist reader and am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the lab.   I blog on construction law topics at my Constru…
    Chris Hill 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • LawyerC
    Anyone Want to Provide Input on My Logo Idea
    I practice Assisted Reproductive Technology Law--basically fertility law.  I'm thinking of having a logo be  stork in a lab coat doing some kind of IVF procedure in the laboratory.  What do you guys think?  There is another lawyer out there who bra…
    LawyerC 1 view 7 comments Most recent by Jennifer Lunsford Legal Marketing
  • Adrianne Thompson
    Friends and Family
    Does anyone do work for friends and family? If you do, how do you handle it? If you don't, how do you decline even if you practice "that kind of law"?   I've been a lawyer for less than a year and it's getting tiresome. I've decided, in general, n…
    Adrianne Thompson 1 view 5 comments Most recent by Adrianne Thompson Lawyering Skills
  • Derrick Stewart
    Hello from Manitoba
    My name is Derrick and I was recently called to the Manitoba Bar.  I practice in a firm of 6 lawyers and work mostly in Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Oil & Gas.  I am also testing the waters in Civil Litigation.  I have a strong interest in …
    Derrick Stewart 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • samglover
    50 GB Free on Box.net!
    Here's my post announcing this awesome deal from Box.net: http://lawyerist.com/get-50-gb-free-from-box-net/ If you have an iPhone or iPad, take advantage of this now!
    samglover 1 view 0 comments Started by samglover Legal Technology
  • Adrianne Thompson
    Who Proofs Your Paperwork?
    A question for fellow solos who are working completely alone. I can't afford any staff or virtual assistant services, just yet, and it's difficult proofing a petition I've looked at, and modified for two solid days. Every time I print, what I think …
    Adrianne Thompson 1 view 7 comments Most recent by LawyerC Legal Technology
  • Kate Taylor Battle
    Gmail Inbox Options
    I've been playing around with the various inbox options in Gmail, but I can't decide what I like best.  What do you use and why do you like it better than the rest? 
    Kate Taylor Battle 1 view 4 comments Most recent by thedansherman Legal Technology
  • LawyerC
    NH Bar Association is Offering a CLE on Google Office
    I know a lot of you guys like Google, so I just wanted to let you know about this training.  It's not cheap though--$225.  It's in a location convenient to NH, Maine and Mass.   http://www.legalspan.com/nhbar/catalog.asp?ItemID=20110421-414189-133…
    LawyerC 2 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • LawyerC
    Lawline CLE
    See that advertisement on this site for unlimited Lawline CLE for $299.  That is a great deal.  I signed up and have already done several online CLEs.  I have learned a ton--I think as a solo doing CLEs is crucial to keeping up to date and avoiding …
    LawyerC 29 views 5 comments Most recent by LawyerC Legal Ethics
  • Grieta Gilchrist
    Hello
    Hi - I am Grieta Gilchrist, a solo practitioner from Albuquerque, NM.  I started my solo practice in late 2008, but had some detours and am basically starting my law firm from scratch (at least it feels that way).  I have had a general practice, wit…
    Grieta Gilchrist 1 view 0 comments Started by Grieta Gilchrist General Discussion
  • Jim Malone
    Introduction- Jim Malone
    Hi, I am based in the Philadelphia area, and I practice in three basic areas: First, I handle tax controversies and litigation, representing people with tax troubles that I endeavor to resolve; Second, I handle appellate litigation. I have major c…
    Jim Malone 2 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • LawyerC
    Echosign/Electronic Signatures
    Has anyone used an electronic signature service like this?  I do transactional work and I am intrigued by this idea, if it would save time. 
    LawyerC 24 views 5 comments Most recent by Greg Broiles Legal Technology
  • Dennis Luettich
    Introduction - Dennis Luettich
    I am a real estate and business attorney with nearly a decade of experience representing both buyers and seller in numerous commercial and residential transactions.     I've made the decision to open my solo practice here in Jacksonville, FL and h…
    Dennis Luettich 1 view 1 comment Most recent by gregoryluce General Discussion
  • samglover
    New Solo Technology Shopping List: the Basics
    I decided to whip up a "shopping list" of basic technology needs for new solos. If you've got questions about my recommendations, or you want to criticize them, this is the place!
    samglover 3 views 5 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • Robert Louque
    Introduction - Robert Louque
    My name is Robert Louque and I have been a solo for eight years now.    My office is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and I practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, bankruptcy, and consumer law.
    Robert Louque 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Nicole Parker
    Hi! I'm Nicole Parker
    Hi everyone!  I'm Nicole Parker.  About 6 months ago I started my own practice in Columbus, Indiana.  I'm hoping to get some advice on being basically out of law school and practicing, as well as meeting others that are in the same place of trying t…
    Nicole Parker 1 view 1 comment Most recent by gregoryluce General Discussion
  • Steve Stevenson
    Greetings from Steve Stevenson
    Hello,    I am Steve Stevenson, former loan shark, used car dealer, and slum lord, now attorney.  Many say I can only go lower in life if I entered politics. I have a new solo practice concentrating on what I know best: Consumer protection, landl…
    Steve Stevenson 2 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Matthew Welch
    Introduction - Matt from Kentucky
    Hello Everyone,   My name is Matt, I am a newly minted member of the KY Bar.  I am in the process of setting up my solo practice and have found great information here.  This really is a fantastic resource. I only wish I had discovered it months ag…
    Matthew Welch 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Ryan Feinberg
    Hi, I'm Ryan Feinberg
    Hi, I'm Ryan Feinberg, a 1L at Charlotte School of Law. I find the Lawyerist website to be a wealth of information and have gained some valuable insight thus far. I look forward to perusing this forum and learning from all of you!
    Ryan Feinberg 4 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Sheila Costin
    Hello, I am Sheila Costin, from Northern Virginia
    Hello, I am Sheila Costin.  My partner, Kathleen Holmes, and I started our firm just over a year ago.  We work with small businesses to keep them out of court and on track to succeeding with their business plans.  I look forward to sharing experien…
    Sheila Costin 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion

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