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Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms

Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.

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Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: the User Guide

According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing your client files.

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#ABATechShow 2014 Liveblog

We are live from ABA TechShow 2014! (It’s the closest thing to an Apple event that we get to do.) This is a slow-moving liveblog for updates from the EXPO Hall and from the sessions we attend. (Day Two coverage starts here, and Day Three coverage starts here.)

#LexThink.1 Liveblog from #ABATechShow 2014

At LexThink.1, produced by Matt Homann and JoAnna Forshee, 10 speakers get 6 minutes apiece to present 20 slides on a common theme. This year, the theme is “the end of irrelevance” (long version: “overcoming the significant challenges the legal profession is currently facing”). Here is the speaker lineup. The show starts at 7:30pm Central […]

Law School Exams: A Lawyering Survival Guide

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.

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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.

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Best Law Firm Websites, 2014 Edition

Out of over 50 nominations, we have narrowed the field down to the ten best law firm websites. There were many good nominations, but the top ten are some really excellent, responsive websites.

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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 email@lawyerist.com no later than May 1, 2014. […]

Lawyerist Sites Update – July 2013

A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of Lawyerist Sites, our new service to design and host law firm websites and law blogs. Since then, we have helped a number of law firms launch new websites and we are excited to welcome them to the Lawyerist Sites Network. Bahgat & Bahgat, LLC—the Hub City […]

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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!

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Build an Amazing Law Firm Website or Law Blog with Lawyerist Sites

Announcing the launch of Lawyerist Sites, a new service to design and host your law firm website or law blog.

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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 […]

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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) […]

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