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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There is No Such Thing As Online Marketing

If the people you want to sign your retainer agreement cross the line between offline and online as easily as pulling a phone out of their pockets, then you should too.

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Write a Compelling Opening Line for Blog Posts

The opening lines of your blog post are the only thing most readers will see before they decide to stay or go. If it is boring, very few will stick around to find out of you had anything worthwhile to say lower down.

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Get Your Law Blog Off Your Law Firm Website

Law blogs and law firm websites don't mix. Get your law blog off your law firm website, or just stop blogging.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Unethical Marketing, Quick Writing Fixes, & Email Disclaimer Trolling

It's not a gimmick; the three quick writing fixes in this post really will make your writing better, and quickly.

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Is Evernote Secure Enough for Client Data?

The other day on the MILO list, someone said they were exploring using Evernote to manage client files. I responded that I do not think it is a good idea. Here are my reasons.

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Read Important Things on Paper, Not on Your Computer Screen

Scientific American took a look at the studies comparing paper to screens and e-readers and concluded that “[w]hen it comes to intensively reading long pieces of plain text, paper and ink may still have the advantage.”

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Law Blog Week in Review: Your Brief’s Secret Ambition, a New Incubator, & the Fastcase 50

I’m pretty sure SCOTUSBlog founder Tom Goldstein is pumped to be right next to yours truly in this year’s Fastcase 50.

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Brydge+ with Speakers Bluetooth iPad Keyboard Review

The Brydge+ with Speakers is a full-size, all-aluminum Bluetooth keyboard that basically turns your iPad into a small laptop.

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MITs: A Simple Way to Be More Productive

This simple practice will instantly make you more productive, every day.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Smartphone Warrants, Real Numbers, and Going Paperless by Force

Welcome back from the holiday weekend, Americans! I hope you had a great weekend drinking things, grilling things, and watching pretty explosions.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Watch Out for Human Botnets Spewing Social Media Spam!

Did anyone try my Orange Vanilla Absinthe Cocktail in Need of a Better Name from last week's law blog roundup? If you did, tell me what you think. If you didn't, get on it.

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Lawyers Must Know How to Type

For lawyers and anyone else who makes a living from words, the ability to type fast is an essential — not optional — skill.

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Law Blog Week in Review: Hipsters Love Cops, Hate Plaintiffs, and Lawyers Share Cocktail Recipes

Should laptops be banned from classrooms? Are hipsters ruining the court system? How important are responsive websites? Do you have an awesome cocktail recipe? Find out in the Law Blog Week in Review!

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Make Your Law-Firm Website’s First Sentence Count

Ten seconds is about how long you have to convince the average visitor to your law firm website to stick around. That is just about long enough to read one sentence — so it better be a good one.

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How to Design Your Firm’s Paperless Workflow

Buying a good document scanner is obviously critical for going paperless. So is a solid backup strategy. After that, you can pretty much just start scanning every document in your office. But there is a bit more to going paperless than that. You need to think about your paperless workflow. In other words, how will […]