Law School Exams: A Lawyerist Survival Guide
In a new Lawyerist eBook, Law School Exams: A Lawyerist Survival Guide, Randall and Nena walk you through their process for preparing for final exams and taking open- and closed-book exams, take-home exams, and even final papers.
The Best Way to Blog
The critical component of a great law blog is, of course, the words on the page — the content. That comes from you, the blogger. But it also matters where you publish that content, and we think we have just the place.
Lawyerist’s Inaugural Short Fiction Contest
Do you write fiction? We like to read fiction. We would, in fact, like to read your fiction. Submission Guidelines Entries must be original works of fiction of no more than 5,000 words that feature a lawyer as a prominent character. Entries must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 1, 2014. […]
Follow Lawyerist (and its Newest Contributor, Megan Zavieh)
Can’t get enough of Lawyerist? Good news! You can find Lawyerist and its contributors on Twitter and Google+, too. Oh, and welcome Megan Zavieh!
Andy and Matt Presenting “Effective Legal Writing — Getting Back to Basics” Webinar on April 12th
Our legal-writing mavens, Andy Mergendahl and Matt Salzwedel, will be presenting a 2-hour webinar on legal writing at 9:30 a.m. (Central) on April 12th. They will cover the basics of brief writing and contract drafting, and give tips on appellate and district court practice. You can watch online, although you won’t get to see their […]
Congrats to Jeb Loveless, Winner of our ScanSnap Giveaway!
Fujitsu will be mailing a shiny new ScanSnap iX500 to Texas lawyer Jeb Loveless (@JebLoveless), winner of our ScanSnap iX500 giveaway in the LAB. Condolences to everyone else, but thanks for the excellent haikus! (And a couple of neat Vines, like this one.) Stay tuned and sharpen your Vine skills. We’ll be giving away another […]
Our ScanSnap iX500 Giveaway Ends in ~3 Hours
You have just over 3 hours to win a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 in our giveaway. If you already entered with a haiku, you an even enter twice, with a Vine as your second vote. At noon Central, Sam will pick the winner at random, and Fujitsu will put it in the mail. To enter, all […]
Don’t Forget to Enter Our ScanSnap iX500 Giveaway!
So far, we’ve probably got a few less than 100 entrants, and none have taken advantage of the option to enter twice. Them’s pretty good odds. And for what? The the best scanner we have reviewed: the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500. To enter our giveaway, just visit the giveaway thread in our forum and follow our goofy instructions.
We’re Giving Away a Brand-New Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500!
Let’s keep this short and to the point. The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Sam just reviewed is the best scanner. We love it, and so will you, which is why you should enter our giveaway. All you have to do is visit the giveaway thread in the Lawyerist forum, the LAB, and follow our goofy instructions. (n.b., You can do better than […]
What Size is Your Law Firm?
We’d like to know a bit more about our readers, so we will be publishing a series of quick polls. The more we know about you and what you come here looking for, the better the content on Lawyerist will be — so thanks in advance! [polldaddy poll=6825946]
Last Week’s Most-Popular Posts (December 30, 2012)
Dealing with WTF Moments as a Young Attorney (Randall) Young attorneys face all sorts of challenges: from dealing with opposing counsel, to starting their own law firm, and that minor distraction of having children. Unexpected moments of “WTF” are also more common than anyone likes to admit. 3 Wildly Different Approaches to Lawyer Marketing (Chris) […]
Last Week’s Most-Popular Posts (December 23, 2012)
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Last Week’s Most-Popular Posts (December 16, 2012)
LA Lawyer Suspended for Charging Legal Fees for Non-Legal Work (Graham) Your Best Time for Thinking (Sybil) Do People Really Use the Internet to Find Lawyers? (Gyi) Legal-Writing Resolutions for 2013 (Part One) (Matt) Some Things Nobody Can Teach You (Josh) (photo: http://flic.kr/p/5dkLUi)
What’s Happening in the LAB (December 13, 2012)
New & Popular Discussions Drop Box v. Box.com — I think he means Dropbox v. Box (which used to be called Box.net). Anyway, these two different services are often compared; which works better for lawyers? Backup Solution — I think we may have found the ultimate backup solution, for local and cloud backups. Avvo Pro — What’s the […]
Last Week’s Most-Popular Posts (December 9, 2012)
Getting Over Imposter Syndrome (Sybil) Ethics and the Cloud, State-by-State (Sam) You Drink Scotch Wrong (Sam) Dealing with Opposing Counsel as a Young Attorney (Randall) The Lawyering Brain and Raising Kids (Andy) (photo: http://flic.kr/p/5dkLUi)