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Lawyerist Lab Discussion Forum
Comment on articles, get answers to your law practice questions, discuss legal technology, marketing, productivity, starting a law firm, and more.
What We Are Working On in the LAB
We are actively developing LAB Reports to release over the summer, free to LAB Members. What's on the agenda for our summer releases?
* Top Tech Upgrades for Your Practice. An essential catalog of practice management and law office products you sh…
Welcome to Alicia Campbell, Thomas Darrow and Tim Evans
A LAB welcome to Alicia Campbell, Thomas Darrow, and Tim Evans, three of the LAB's newest members.
As I try to inform all new members, please let us know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any questions about using the LA…
I have a consumer and bankruptcy lawyer directory on Caveat Emptor, my consumer law blog. One of my subscribers just emailed to cancel his listing because it wasn't working for him.
Now, I know it works, because my listing (now Randall's) is how I …
Subscription Pricing of Legal Services
In the past couple of weeks, I've had a number of attorneys ask me about the subscription pricing model that Sam and I use with our business clients.
You can find our current pricing and services menu here.
A couple of weeks ago, Sam and I also ha…
Customer relations management software
During Friday's webcast, Aaron and I mentioned customer relations management (CRM) software. I haven't ever used any, and I don't know much about it, although I have this idea that I ought to.
Is anyone using CRM software. What does it do for you,…
Top Trial Practice Blogs
Gyi has a nice post today on Lawyerist about his own top 10 Trial Practice Blogs, which include the following:
Illinois Trial Practice
Litigation & Trial
Kentucky Trial Practice Tips
Legal Talk Network (podcasts)
Colorado Trial Practice Blog
Webinar: Law Firm Branding
Here's the link to our Law Firm Branding" webinar available only to LAB members:
Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback in this forum thread.
Most of the buzz about law firms marketing seems to revolve around blogs and social networks. Those are great ways to bring potential clients to your website, but they are also time-consuming. I recently read a blog post from someone who said blogs …
Introducing Gregory Luce
Just a quick introduction as you will start to see my face and name around here a bit more over the next few weeks and afterwards.
I just joined the Lawyerist team and am currently transitioning out of my position with the Minnesota State Bar Assoc…
Welcome Carol Cummins and Andre Y Mejer
We have two new members to the forum:
Carol Cummins and Andre Y Mejer
We're excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please let us know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any questions. Everyone, please welcome t…
Teux Deux ("To Do", get it?)
Sam and I both love using the web app Teux Deux (teuxdeux.com) for managing our daily To Do lists.
Sam did a review of it about a year ago (http://lawyerist.com/teuxdeux-rocks-my-productive-world/), but I'm just getting into it now.
A few gr…
Google Analytics Primer
That topic title may have been a little misleading, because I am actually looking for someone else to help me understand how to better use Google Analytics, rather than me giving out information.
I have a general feel for the main info…
Advice on whether/when to start a law firm
Thank you for welcoming me to the group. I joined hoping to get some advice on whether/when to start my own firm. My background is that I clerked for a year before working for two years in private practice ((primarily bankruptcy and estate planning,…
Ethics of Legal Technology
Solo-practice blogger Carolyn Elefant has some great criticisms about a newly-proposed set of legal technology standards.
Her post is worth checking out: http://myshingle.com/2011/04/articles/tech-web/can-you-spell-security-overkill-try-i-l-t-…
Welcome Stephanie Mensing and Aaron Guin
Our forum keeps growing! Here are the two newest members:
Stephanie Mensing and Aaron Guin
Were excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please feel free to introduce yourself and let us know a little about your background and whether t…
Welcome Allison Herr
We have another new member to the forum:
Were excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please feel free to introduce yourself and let us know a little about your background and whether there are topics you would like to discu…
Welcome Jan Tamanini and Scott Kaminski
We have two new members to the forum:
Jan M. Tamanini and Scott Kaminski
Were excited to have you as a part of our discussions! Please let us
know if there are topics you would like to discuss or if you have any
questions. Everyone, please welco…
Best Newsletter/Email Marketing Service?
I'm reconsidering and revamping my system for producing and sending out my blog's periodic newsletters. Currently I am using MailChimp, but I'm not convinced that it is set up in a way that fits what I am trying to do (i.e., send newsle…
Improve the typography in your legal writing
It used to be (I'm told) that legal writing got sent off to the printers, where lawyers' amateur attempts at formatting were polished up for publication.
With the typewriter, and now the computer, most lawyers do their own formatting, including for…
Ditch the handwritten notes? (!!!)
What do you think about Carolyn's take?