Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham teaches legal writing and skills courses at William Mitchell, semi-professionally snarks over at Wonkette, and still believes in the Oxford comma.

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Abacus Private Cloud: Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for Lawyers

Abacus Private Cloud offers the best of of your local machine with the flexibility of the cloud. For those of you thinking about making the move, Abacus offers a private cloud that may fit --- and cheapen --- the bill.

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Six Benchslaps to Brighten Your Day

We all live in terror of being benchslapped, but that doesn't stop us from sharing them. Here are six of the best benchslaps we could find.

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HIPAA-Compliant Cloud File Services

Staying in compliance with HIPAA is not an easy task. Keep your data safe with these HIPAA-compliant cloud services.

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The Legal Tech Audit Proves Lawyers Are Terrible at Technology

After using an early version of his legal tech audit in house, Flaherty teamed up with Suffolk University's Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation to make the LTA available for lawyers and law students.

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Good Luck Obeying These Parking Signs

Apparently, parking signs are meant to perpetually confuse drivers rather than point them in the right direction. Don't worry bikers, it's only a matter of time before these signs begin to apply to you.

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CosmoLex Law Practice Management Software

CosmoLex is the new kid on the block in case management software. Can it can stand up to its entrenched competition?

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9 Epic Responses To Legal Threats

In the rare occasion where the absurdity of a threatened legal action matches up nicely with the devil-may-care attitude of a client, you get the stuff of internet magic: the epic smackdown letter.

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MerusCase Law Practice Management Software

MerusCase may be a good option for California personal-injury and workers-compensation lawyers, but its lack of mobile access, opacity on pricing, and dated user interface mean there are many better options.

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How to Accept Credit Cards from Clients

Accepting credit cards is more convenient for clients and a more reliable way to get paid for lawyers.

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Hacking Chaos: The Cornell Method of Note-Taking

It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Cornell Method helps me in every note-taking situation I've encountered in my professional life.

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7 Google Docs Add-Ons You Should Try

In the past, we’ve covered some alternatives to Microsoft Word, including Google Docs. For quite some time now, Google Docs has done a lot of things exactly right. Easy collaboration, compatibility with a wide variety of formats, cloud-based, free. However, Docs has also lacked some things that are often necessary for a law practice, like […]

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How Laws Are Written So You Ignore the Important Parts

When lawmakers dictate exact language in laws, they may actually be discouraging people from reading that language.

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Five Alternatives To Fighting With Microsoft Word

Non-Word software that's so good you might not even notice you switched.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Client Occupied During Mediation Downtime

Let's spice things up with some much better ways to pass the time when you're locked in a room with someone (with whom you may only have a nodding acquaintance personally) for hours at a time.

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Watch the Only Good Lawyer Ads We Could Find

We tried to find ten legal advertising ads that were actually good, not “oh god that’s so bad it is hilarious” good. Spoiler alert: we totally couldn’t.