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  • 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
    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 11 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 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 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 1 view 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…
    1 view 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…
    1 view 4 comments Most recent by Legal Technology
  • Networking Strategies
    As I'm getting my new practice up and running, I know that I need to get out in the community and meet more attorneys...for both knowledge and possible referral sources (and because I like people). My interpersonal style works much better in one-o…
    1 view 0 comments Started by Legal Marketing
  • SEO Strategy & Costs
    I am starting to get emails from firms that do SEO offering their services. Its something I have been thinking about. I talked to one marketing firm and they said it would be about $2,000/month. I am not willing to pay that amount. My SEO strategy…
    1 view 2 comments Most recent by AaronStreet Legal Technology
  • Graham Martin
    Cash Flow Management
    Hi Friends, As a solo practitioner who has been in full time practice for just under three months, I am starting to run into some cash flow issues (both with the business and for my family's income). So I was wondering if anyone has any systems to…
    Graham Martin 1 view 6 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Cost of starting a law firm
    I wrote this post on the cost of going solo nearly two years ago. I've been looking it over in preparation for the seminar this Friday, and I think it's still good, but I th…
    samglover 1 view 6 comments Most recent by Rhonda Pagel Legal Technology

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