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  • samglover
    Contact list
    I've been building my contact list for years without any real strategy. It is full of over 1,000 contacts, many I barely (or don't) recognize from their names, and I'm not sure have any reason to contact them. I'm trying to clean it out, but I'm re…
    samglover 1 view 1 comment Most recent by Karin Conroy Legal Technology
  • Rhonda Pagel
    Virtual Telephone Assistant Logistics
    I am seriously considering an arrangement where I hire someone to help me return phone calls. I use phonetag.com to transcribe my voice mail to email and I don't worry about not having someone answer my phone calls if I am not available.  I don't wa…
    Rhonda Pagel 1 view 2 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • Graham Martin
    (Non?)-Deadbeat Clients
    Hi Friends. I'm currently in the midst of representing a pretty good client in two different lawsuits. They have been going fine, but we are in the discovery phase in each, which is causing the fees to rack up pretty quickly. My client's retainer…
    Graham Martin 2 views 2 comments Most recent by Karin Conroy Legal Technology
  • AaronStreet
    The Great Cloud Debate
    Depending on whether you've been checking in on Lawyerist in the past week, you may or may not have seen our rather heated debate about whether lawyers can trust client data to web-based "cloud" software and backup applications.   The finer points…
    AaronStreet 1 view 0 comments Started by AaronStreet Legal Technology
  • Karin Conroy
    Being a human
    We've had a few posts on Lawyerist.com this week about responding to angry emails and being nice. Sometimes it seems as though people missed these lessons in kindergarden, or did they? Maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist or influenced by the Joaquin Pho…
    Karin Conroy 2 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Ethics
  • Karin Conroy
    Popular from Lawyerist.com: Stock Images
    I wrote this article about stock photography and earlier this week. As recent as yesterday I had a client ask to "throw in some images of columns or gavels" because it's obviously the easy answer. While I feel strongly about using these ultra generi…
    Karin Conroy 1 view 1 comment Most recent by AaronStreet Legal Marketing
  • Karin Conroy
    Welcome Anne-Marie Diggle R
    We have a new member to the forum: Anne-Marie Diggle R
    Karin Conroy 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Graham Martin
    Being in the Media Spotlight
    Hi Friends, I was recently contacted about being interviewed for a radio show in San Francisco this Saturday regarding a recent blog post, called Commonalities in Contracts. I'm really excited for it, but there is no list of questions---we're jus…
    Graham Martin 1 view 6 comments Most recent by Graham Martin Legal Marketing
  • Uncontested Divorce Client Intake Form
    Hey Folks,  I took on two uncontested divorce cases for friends while business was slow. Of course, immediately after doing so a plethora of business law cases came in! Anywho, I am stuck with these uncontested divorces. Does anyone have a client i…
    2 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Lawyering Skills
  • Gyi Tsakalakis
    Website Ethics
    If you haven't read them yet, the ABA's position papers: “Client Confidentiality and Lawyers’ Use of Technology” & “Lawyers’ Use of Internet Based Client Development Tools”   http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/2011_build/ethics_2…
    Gyi Tsakalakis 2 views 4 comments Most recent by Steph Kimbro Legal Ethics
  • Shutting down a practice
    This is sort of the opposite of this group's focus, but the other topic on when to expect a steady income has made me give serious thought about shutting my doors. I'm almost three years in to being a solo. The first year was a struggle, and for th…
    2 views 14 comments Most recent by Eric Cooperstein Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Blogging
    I was talking about blogging with other lawyers over drinks last night, and wondering how many LAB members want to blog, but haven't started.If that's you, what is holding you back? If you had to add a line item forblogging to your budget, how much …
    samglover 1 view 11 comments Most recent by AaronStreet Legal Technology
  • AaronStreet
    Law Blog Domain Names
    In response to our discussion on starting a law blog, I thought it was worth breaking apart the sub-discussion of how to choose a domain name.
    AaronStreet 31 views 8 comments Most recent by AaronStreet Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Hanging out Jenny Moser's shingle
    For those who don't know, our own Jenny Moser just got her license a couple of weeks ago, and is getting her law firms legs under her. On today's call, she asked for some tips to get up and running with marketing. I am posting her to-do list here so…
    samglover 1 view 9 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Marketing
  • Rhonda Pagel
    Problems syncing outlook contacts and calendar with Android phone
    I previously had a windows phone because I wanted to be able to easily sync with outlook.  I just got a new android phone since the windows one didn't work very well and I was told I could sync with outlook on the android.  My particular phone is a …
    Rhonda Pagel 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • laurabergus
    Someone to pull it all together?
    Hi all, I'm a Lawyerist contributor and list observer. I was recently approached by an attorney who's going out on his own after 15 years in a small firm. He could really benefit from all the advice here (I'm suggesting he join Lawyerist Lab), but…
    laurabergus 2 views 2 comments Most recent by Gyi Tsakalakis Legal Marketing
  • samglover
    Using Twitter effectively
    I've been thinking a lot lately about how lawyers "should" use Twitter for networking. It strikes me that it is more effective to build relationships as yourself (@samglover) than as a lawyer or law firm (@flduilawyer). After all, when I meet people…
    samglover 1 view 4 comments Most recent by Gyi Tsakalakis Legal Marketing
  • AaronStreet
    Lawyerist.com Site Design
    Sam and I (mostly Sam) spent a big part of the past three days redesigning the layout of Lawyerist.com   We would love your feedback (especially if there's anything you would still like us to change, or any changes we made that you don't like).  …
    AaronStreet 1 view 3 comments Most recent by Gyi Tsakalakis General Discussion
  • Karin Conroy
    Popular from Layerist: Transfer Your Old Phone Number to Google Voice
    This post about moving your phone number to Google Voice over at Lawyerist.com is getting a lot of attention. Are you thinking about using it? Have you tried it? What do you think?
    Karin Conroy 3 views 0 comments Started by Karin Conroy Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Suggest a webinar topic
    We're always looking to bring you great webinar topics, and while we've got our own ideas, we'd love to hear from you. What do you want to hear about? Who do you want to hear from? (We're happy to go find presenters!) What kind of inspiration are…
    samglover 1 view 0 comments Started by samglover General Discussion

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