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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BP Lawyers Stretch the Meaning of “Double-Spaced”

"Counsel’s tactic would not be appropriate for a college term paper. It certainly is not appropriate here."

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Rocket Matter Gets an iPad App and a New Logo

Rocket Matter just released its first iPad app, and it looks pretty good.

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Smartwatches for Lawyers

"Mark my words, ["How Lawyers Can Use the New Apple Watch"] will be the serious title of a dozen or so blog posts within the next 3 months."

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New Lawyers and Law Practice: the Velociraptor You Don’t See

Some lawyers are so focused on marketing that they may get blindsided by other essential parts of a law practice: lawyering and running a business.

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ScanSnap iX100 Wireless Mobile Scanner Review

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 is the best portable wireless scanner on the market, but you probably shouldn't get one.

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Find Out How Much You Are Overbilling Your Clients

Waiting until the end of the month to record your time means adding 23% to the bill. Start billing in real time before your clients (or ethics boards) find this article and start asking questions.

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How to Write More Effective Opening Paragraphs

"By replacing formulaic openers with forceful arguments," says Burlingame, "lawyers can capture the judge's attention, enhance their credibility, and show from the outset why their clients should win."

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Your Personal Relationships with Clients Probably Aren’t As Strong As You Think

While lawyers probably aren’t going to become irrelevant any time soon, it probably is not because their personal relationships with clients are so strong.

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This Week in Law: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

This week I was on This Week in Law to talk about copyright, robot lawyers, Star Lord’s “Awesome Mix Vol. 1? from Guardians of the Galaxy, trolls, and much more.

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The Myth of More Time for Billing

Before you use "more time for billing" as an excuse to hire someone or buy something, consider whether you would actually be able to make good use of that time.

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Lawyers Won’t Lose Clients to DIY Legal Services

People who want to do their own legal work are, naturally, not likely to hire a lawyer in the first place. And people who hire lawyers do not want to do their own legal work.

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Is There a Future for Solos and Small Firms?

“I do not see much of a future (beyond 2020) for most small firms ….” — Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers

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How to Share Files with Clients

Let’s say you have got a document with sensitive information in it, and you need to send a copy to your client or to opposing counsel. What is the best way to do that?

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How to Keep Track of Your Time

Even if you only put together your bill at the end of the month, you need to track your time as you go. These are the major tools for doing that.

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Your USB Ports Are Not Safe

It turns out that USB devices — all of them — have a fundamental flaw that allow a malicious hacker to take over your computer and infect any other USB device that is plugged into it.