Sam Glover

Sam Glover has been writing about law practice technology, management, marketing, and other stuff on Lawyerist since 2007. He also consults on appeals and motion practice. When he isn't blogging or lawyering, Sam likes to go winter camping.

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Podcast: Legal Technology, Blogging, and the Future of SoloSmall Practice

A conversation with Daniel Gershburg about blogging, legal marketing, the misleading hashtags of legal tech conferences, and the future of solo and small-firm practice.

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A Social Network for People with $9,000 Burning a Hole in Their Fancy Pockets

For just $6,000 to join and $3,000 per year, you get to participate in what looks like a pretty mediocre user experience and a small community of people who — let's be honest — are probably douchebags.

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Watch Texas Law Hawk Bryan Wilson Show Off His “Talons of Justice”

There aren’t many lawyer commercials you would call good, exactly, but there are definitely some entertaining ones. Here is the latest, from “Texas Law Hawk” Bryan Wilson.

How to Keep Your Blog from Shriveling Up and Dying

If you have a blog, make it a site you would actually want to visit and read yourself. If you do this successfully, you can absolutely expect to profit from your blog. But if your purpose is profit, you probably won't.

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PacerPro is a Better Way to Use PACER

If you have anything to do with the federal courts, do yourself a favor and sign up for a free PacerPro account right now.

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This Simple Email Habit Will Make You More Productive

To get your email under control, you don’t need to read books, watch a video, buy anything, download anything, or get a fancy email app. All you have to do is start using something that is already built into your email.

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NSA Surveillance Made Us Safer — and Police Departments Are Pissed

As a result of NSA surveillance, Apple has locked government out of iPhones, and Google is planning to do the same with Android phones.

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Bestlaw for Chrome Adds the Features Westlaw Forgot

Joe Mornin, a 3L at UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), built Bestlaw, a free browser extension for Google Chrome that adds a bunch of useful features to WestlawNext.

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Find Out Whether Google is Tracking Your Location

How to find out what Google knows about your whereabouts.

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The CIA’s Bestiary of Intelligence Writing is Really Weird

Fed up with the incessant repetition of buzzwords like viable analysis, multidisciplinary analysis, and nonstarter in CIA publications, two agency writers put together the Bestiary of Intelligence Writing.Does anyone know if Bryan Garner can draw?

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This Law School Study Group’s Notes Will Cost You $5,000

Many people become horrible versions of themselves while in law school. Even so, the person who presented the following confidentiality agreement — with a liquidated damages provision, natch — to his study group may be an outlier.

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Clio Goes Blue, Releases its Android App, Integrates with Fastcase, and More

Yesterday at its Cloud Conference, Clio made some big announcements: a new UI, an Android app, and lots of new integrations.

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The Government Can Still Get Plenty of Information from Apple

As I pointed out last week, the new iOS security features are great, but they are hardly a panacea.

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Clio is Now Popular Enough to Have a User Conference

Can lawyers actually get fired up about their practice management software? Apparently.

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How the Government Might Circumvent iOS 8 Security

Orin Kerr points out that the government might not be willing to accept a scenario where Apple cannot respond to government warrants.