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  • Josh Camson
    Billing Divorces and Custody without the Billable Hour
    My firm is considering expanding into divorce and custody work. Has anyone experimented with a model besides the billable hour? I would love to hear about your experience.
    Josh Camson 273 views 9 comments Most recent by Trying2GoSolo
  • SBSyptak
    Real Estate SubForum?
    I like the idea of practice area specific subfourms. How about one specifically for us dirt lawyers?
    SBSyptak 31 views 2 comments Most recent by SBSyptak
  • PeonInChief
    Estate Planning Resources
    So I want to get into the estate planning field and was wondering if any one had any suggestions on good books, blogs, anything for a newbie to go on - particularly for CA? I have, I think, a decent understanding of Estate Planning based on my pers…
    PeonInChief 141 views 8 comments Most recent by Ben_Scott
  • Faith
    Introduction - General Comment
    Thank you for your insightful information regarding the Fujitsu products. Although your contest is passed, I tried to write an Haiku. Can't haiku since TBI Need Fujitsu for paperwork replies Big SNAFU has come to me while trying to be all that I ca…
    Faith 21 views 0 comments Started by Faith
  • AaronStreet
    Welcome! Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the new Lawyerist LAB! We are excited to work with you to help build and grow your law practice. Please take a minute and introduce yourself to the group so we can all get to know you. Best, -Aaron Aaron Street, Publisher La…
    AaronStreet 1.2K views 100 comments Most recent by cnferri
  • adamo
    iPad Apps and solutions for Criminal Defense
    Hi all, I just recently joined a criminal defense firm and convinced the boss to go paperless. Yes! Anyways, as part of transition the boss wants to have everyone get tablets and use them instead of the paper files. I've noticed in court that most …
    adamo 102 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • Jason P. Howie
    Litigation support software
    Perhaps more than others, I get frustrated with the amount of time it takes me to turn my attention to a file and then remember the relevant facts and figure out where i "left off".  I used to use software called Casemap.  A fine product but expensi…
    Jason P. Howie 21 views 1 comment Most recent by xartier
  • Josh Camson
    Should SCOTUS Care About Your Facebook Profile?
    As the Supreme Court prepares to address gay marriage, social media is buzzing. Personally, a lot of my Facebook friends are changing their profile pictures to show their support for equality. There are also people outside the Supreme Court encourag…
    Josh Camson 51 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover
  • MariaKhan
    Due Diligence War Stories or Best Pracitices?
    Do any of you M&A/corporate lawyers have any interesting stories surrounding due diligence that you can share? After listing to this podcast with Andrew J Sherman from Jones Day on his war stories and best practices, it got me interested in hearing …
    MariaKhan 1 view 0 comments Started by MariaKhan
  • LawyerC
    LawyerC 21 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    SCOTUS Valentines from Georgetown University Law Weekly
    These Valentines from the GU Law Weekly are pretty awesome. This one is my favorite:
    samglover 81 views 1 comment Most recent by Craig
  • samglover
    Discovery: phases or all at once?
    In the litigation I handle (consumer rights), I gradually came to the conclusion that it's better to do discovery in two parts. The first set of discovery should be broad, fairly generic requests that can be easily re-used from case to case. As a re…
    samglover 102 views 10 comments Most recent by msari
  • thedansherman
    Haikus
    For the current ScanSnap giveaway, and for any future haiku competitions, you may want to use this site to avoid ridicule: http://www.hairoku.com/ It's syllable counter actually works, unlike wordcalc.com.
    thedansherman 41 views 6 comments Most recent by thedansherman
  • kld786
    fantasy baseball
    Anyone interested in joining / starting a Lawyerist-member fantasy league?
    kld786 1 view 0 comments Started by kld786
  • samglover
    How do you like the new LAB?
    If you are reading this post, you are looking at the new, improved, Lawyerist LAB, powered by Vanilla Forums. Do you like it? Have you found a bug? How can we improve it? (Hint: Check it out on your phone, too. There's a pretty nice mobile version,…
    samglover 141 views 46 comments Most recent by thedansherman
  • Thomas Seeley
    Holiday Gifts for employees
    Wondering what folks do for their employees at the holidays?  Do you get gifts? Holiday Party?  Take out to Dinner?    TWS
    Thomas Seeley 2 views 3 comments Most recent by Tony Cota
  • Andrew Bloch
    Lab Link from the Lawyerist
    Am I'm completely blind? I can't seem to find the link to the Lab from the Lawyerist page? It was there before I left for vacation, but now nada. 
    Andrew Bloch 1 view 2 comments Most recent by samglover
  • Wes Christensen
    Is there a way to enter numbered lists?
    Is there a way to enter numbered lists and have them formatted as such with the usual indentation?
    Wes Christensen 1 view 3 comments Most recent by samglover
  • Wes Christensen
    Where to post case management software query
    Hello, I am looking to replace Time Matters with another case management program or service. I am not sure whether to post the query in the Technology or Practice Management & Productivity section. I was inclined to use the latter, but the former s…
    Wes Christensen 4 views 2 comments Most recent by Wes Christensen
  • AC
    Other than case files, what else do you carry in your briefcase to court?
    I've been practicing for less than a year, and anytime I have to appear in court or go to some settlement conference, I always like to have the following in my briefcase: --small 8oz water bottle(for when nerves make my mouth dry) --aspirin --200…
    AC 1 view 2 comments Most recent by louie

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