Sam Glover

Sam Glover is a lawyer who has been writing about law practice technology, management, marketing, and other stuff on Lawyerist since he started it in 2007. Have you written down your MITs today?

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Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS

"The term “Legal Hackers” is currently pending trademark registration with the USPTO [by Legal Hackers, LLC]." Wait, what? That sounds like bullshit.

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Why Are Lawyers So Expensive? I’ll Tell You Why

There is a lot of discussion lately about the need for lower-cost legal fees. This is an important discussion for lawyers to have, but I think it is also important to stop and reflect on why hiring a lawyer is so expensive in the first place.

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Facebook Goes on the Offense on Passwords

It's pretty awesome that Facebook is doing this, and I hope more companies will follow suit.

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John Oliver Finds a Way to Put Cameras in the Supreme Court — Sort Of

Don't watch this unless you want to see Scalia depicted as an actual bulldog, Alito as a poodle, and the court reporter as a chicken.

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Q: Doesn’t My Password Protect My Computer?

A: No. There are basically two “doors” to your computer. Your password only protects one.

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It’s Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud

If you don’t use appropriate technology, you are doing your clients and your ethical obligations just as much a disservice as if you use inappropriate technology. Sometimes, the cloud is the right tool for the job, and sometimes it isn’t.

Attorney Brings Newborn to Court Because Judge Says Maternity Leave is “No Good Cause” to Postpone Hearing

From the Associated Press Staci Zaretsky at Above the Law:1 An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney’s request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began […]

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Nice Try, but Claiming Copyright Won’t Save You from Discipline

Don't bother suing the ethics board for copyright infringement for using your unethical blogs posts in its ethics complaint.

How to Cite Walter Sobchak on Prior Restraint

First Amendment lawyer Marc Randazza has found a gem: an opinion from the Texas Supreme Court quoting Walter Sobchak in “The Big Lebowski” on prior restraint.

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Dropbox Wasn’t Hacked, but You Should Probably Change Your Password

Dropbox says the login information being passed around are actually from other services for which the users used the same usernames and passwords.

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Podcast: Essentials for Starting a Law Practice

At this year’s Clio Cloud Conference, I sat down with Adriana Linares to talk about what you need to spend money on at the start of a new law practice.

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Could a Court Simulator Help Pro Se Parties?

Seems worth a try, actually.

Does Using Gmail Put Attorney-Client Privilege At Risk?

No.

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How to Cite Buzz Lightyear in a Legal Brief

"I suppose you might also be wondering, 'In what situation might I feel compelled to cite an animated action figure as an authority in one of my briefs?'"

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Speaking of Inappropriate Courtroom Attire: Nazi Uniforms

"A white supremacist who named his oldest son Adolf Hitler strolled into a New Jersey courthouse yesterday dressed in full Nazi regalia — to try to convince a judge to allow him visitation with his toddler, Heinrich."