Community Standards

Lawyerist is a community for small-firm lawyers to learn from each other, support each other, and have fun while building successful, client-centered law firms. 

Our company’s purpose is to help guide healthier small law firms through ideas and discussions that can help fuel your growth.

To this end, we have established a variety of spaces for lawyers to engage with us and each other and we take our role as the moderators of these discussions seriously.

To participate in the Lawyerist community, here’s what you need to know.

Our Goal is Supportive Engagement

In order to get the most out of any community, but particularly this one: engage! You can only learn so much from passive participation. We’d love to get to know you better, and so would the other lawyers in the community. Don’t be shy!

If you aren’t sure how to participate or whether something is okay, just ask us. Send us a message, either directly or by using our contact page.

Rule #1: Be Coherent

Lawyerist is a community of professionals. Please communicate like one, by writing clearly in complete sentences and thoughts.

Rule #2: Be Relevant

Please try to stay on topic. If the forum allows for it, start a new discussion instead of hijacking an existing one. Also, please keep in mind that the Lawyerist community is international, not local to you and your jurisdiction.

Rule #3: Be Useful

Provide value to others based on your experiences and provide context for why you’ve done what you’ve done or why you like the software tools you like.

Rule #4: Be Respectful

We don’t allow asshole behavior in our community. We don’t allow self-promotion. Be kind. Be open. We are all doing important work and should treat each other with respect.

Follow the Golden Rule: treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Rule #5: Be Inclusive

Proactively try to make sure underrepresented voices and perspectives feel welcome and are invited into community conversations.

Reporting Violations

If you witness a violation of these standards, contact a Lawyerist employee, either directly or by using our contact page. You can also go straight to Aaron, Stephanie, or Sam.

In some cases there may be a built-in reporting function. For example, our Facebook groups include the option to report inappropriate posts and comments. We will monitor those reports and act on them as quickly as we can.