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Needles Case Management Software
Every time I go to TechShow, I see a booth for Needles case management software, which seems to be targeted at personal injury lawyers. I've gotten a peek at the software at the booth, and based on that, it looks just terrible. It looks like it may …
Trust/IOLTA Accounting Audit
For those of you who use trust accounting, would you be adequately prepared to pass a surprise audit on your trust accounting records? If you have been audited recently, could you share your thoughts on the process and what you think is the best wa…
Business card designer/printer
I'm looking for an online printer that will work up a business card design/template from one of my existing cards, and then print them (2 color) on reasonable stock at a reasonable price. I'm trying to find something in between VistaPrint and the su…
Lawyerist Site Redesign?
I think one of the podcasts mentioned a redesign and Lawyerist looks a little different (maybe). There is a lot on here about web design detail, is lawyerist going to share what it changed and why? Also, checked the site on ios mobile and it looks…
The Fountain Pen Thread
I don't know if anyone besides Aaron and I are fountain pen enthusiasts, but I thought we might need a thread for those of us who are.
Brad Perri recently turned us on to Noodler's Ink (http://www.noodlersink.com/), which is awesome ink you can use…
Collections Companies - how to sell unpaid invoices?
I'm a younger solo and have a constant problem with clients who take forever to pay. Until recently, I figured my only recourse would be to threaten small claims, which takes time and money and isn't really that much of a threat. I recently spoke …
What's on Your 2016 Holiday Wish List?
The holidays are coming up, and most people celebrate some form of gift-giving over the next couple of months. So what's on your wish list?
* A pair of comfortable jeans.
* This hoodie
* Interesting whiskey
* Books, including…
Memes in offer letters
Millenial lawyering alert - anyone use any particularly funny memes in response to ridiculous offer or demand letters?Something from Game of Thrones, perhaps? I can think of a couple times where it would have been fun to say "You know nothing" like …
Listserv Recommendations Anyone?
I am part of leadership of a lawyer networking group in the Chicago area where lawyers of different disciplines and practice areas come together to share referrals, information and general collegiality. We have frequent in person meetings and get-to…
Is anyone's law office a training gym in Pokémon Go?
I know some of you are playing it. It's bigger than Twitter by now! I've even heard from one tax lawyer who is trying to take over all the training gyms near the IRS offices in his town.
My girls love to catch Pokémon from the back of the car whe…
I spent some time polishing up the forum last night and this morning. Now the fonts match those on the main site, and I cleaned things up a bit. Hopefully everything looks just a bit shinier than it did yesterday.
If you run into anything that lo…
What is your primary ink color for taking notes? Any particular reason you chose that color?
Anyone attending the Lawyernomics Conference next week? I will be in town, but do not currently plan to attend the conference (Boycotting the Agenda that is missing Sam Glover).
If other Lawyerist enthusiasts are around, would love to grab a mid-…
Help Me Come Up With "Ranks" for the Lab
I've just turned on a plugin that automatically "ranks" Lab members based on the number of upvotes their posts receive. More upvotes gets you promoted. Your rank shows up as stars next to your name. (Or "Mod" or "Admin" in the case of those roles.)
Has anyone ever bought anything from a cold call?
Has anyone ever bought anything from a cold call to your law firm?
I get 2-3 a week, usually from a web marketing vendor. Can we all agree not to buy anything from a cold call? If we do that, will they go away? Probably not. I doubt anyone readin…
I am a newly licensed attorney and I would like to know which legal conferences, in particular in California, are the best to attend as a new attorney. Also, I am considering the Legal Tech conference in SF in June. Has anyone attended before? Is…