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  • 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…
    1 view 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 1 view 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…
    1 view 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 21 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 1 view 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 2 views 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 1 view 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
  • Graham Martin
    Settlement Tips
    Hi Friends, I'm stuck in what looks like a settlement deadlock right now, wherein neither side seems interested in budging any further. Mediation occurred 2 months ago, and the mediator has still been trying to help us settle via email (with no fur…
    Graham Martin 2 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Lawyering Skills
  • samglover
    Office hours announcement thread
    Next office hour: Thursday, January 27th, at 3 p.m. CST Click the link on Thursday afternoon for GoToMeeting goodness: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/158307017 Or call in: Dial +1 (646) 558-2102 Access Code: 158-307-017 Meeting ID: 158-307-0…
    samglover 1 view 7 comments Most recent by Karin Conroy General Discussion
  • When can I expect to start generating a steady income? (Read: At what point should I start freaking
    I am in month 5 of my practice and things are a bit slow at the moment. I am marketing incessantly: a monthly column on YFS Entrepreneur (young, fabulous and self-employed), my blog and guest articles on various websites, a commercial on an extremel…
    4 views 4 comments Most recent by Legal Technology
  • Karin Conroy
    The new forum
    We're eager to hear your feedback about the new forum. What do you think so far? Are you confused about anything? What could be better?
    Karin Conroy 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • samglover
    Engagement Agreement for Annual Packages
    Sam, Aaron, others: Inspired by Sam & Aaron's approach, I have decided to try annual packages for my business clients. I am super excited and will be sure to let you all know how it turns out. In the meantime, is there anything special that I sh…
    samglover 1 view 7 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • Taking Cases in States Not Admitted
    Hey LAB,  Have a question for everyone regarding thoughts on working on out of state client cases. In order to work in a state in which you are not admitted, you have to associate with counsel that is admitted in that state and split the fee (can't…
    2 views 4 comments Most recent by Legal Technology

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