Aaron Street

Aaron Street

Aaron Street is the co-founder and CEO of Lawyerist.com, the largest online community of solo and small firm lawyers, where he co-hosts the weekly Lawyerist Podcast. Aaron serves on the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center board as well as the board of the Hennepin County Bar Association in Minneapolis and on the State Assembly of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

A New Direction for Lawyerist

Lawyerist is launching a variety of big new projects to better serve and grow its tribe of entrepreneurial small firm lawyers.

The 10 Most Amazing Threatening Letters Lawyers Have Sent to Avvo

As Avvo celebrates its 10th anniversary, we showcase some of the most amazing threatening letters lawyers ever sent them.

8 No-Risk “SEO” Tips for Sustainable Online Marketing

If you care about marketing your firm online—and you should—using SEO trickery doesn't get good results. Here are 8 ways to engage in sustainable online marketing to help build your reputation both on- and offline. The best part? They are the same things lawyers have been doing for years.

Smart Contracts: Will Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology Fundamentally Change Contract Law?

Smart contracts based on the Bitcoin Blockchain could allow for contract performance to be verified without requiring a judicial system or other centralized third party.

The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing

All law-firm websites plans should be created with this one simple idea in mind.

Heartbleed: What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know

An overview of what Heartbleed means for lawyers and law firms---without the techno-jargon. Includes practical tips for protecting client data.

Law School Career Services Fail, But There Are Fixes

Law school career services offices provide little career development benefit to law students. Here are some fixes.

Applying to Law School? Please Reconsider!

Thinking of applying to law school? It is time to rethink your application. While law school admissions are at an all-time high, law jobs are disappearing.

Add Some Emotion to Your Client Invoices

Consider tapping your clients' emotions to get them to pay your monthly invoices.

Tap the Hidden Talent in Your Law Firm

Discover the hidden talents of your law firm staff---and how to use them for more profitability.

Rethink Motivation in Your Law Firm

Dan Pink, a non-practicing attorney and former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, just spent the past couple of years studying the science of employee motivation. He is about to publish a new book on the topic, which you can pre-order on Amazon: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Pink demonstrates that traditional […]

Trust Your Gut: Don’t Accept All Prospective Clients

In tough economic times, many lawyers have a tendency to accept all the prospective clients who come in the door. The problem with this approach is that a small percentage of prospective clients will end up taking up a lot of your time while paying you little.

Acrobat.com Presentations: a future PowerPoint killer?

Today, Adobe releases a new collaborative Presentations application for its free online Acrobat.com cloud-based office suite. This new presentation software brings Acrobat.com one step closer to being a full-fledged online replacement for Microsoft Office. Since all of Acrobat.com is still in a beta phase, none of the products are fully developed — and some need […]

Five shocking ways your computer is at risk

Even if you have read our previous posts on data security and encryption, your computer data is probably still at risk. Scientific American recently reported on a variety of “side-channel” data vulnerabilities–threats of data theft through passive or mechanical means that bypass your software and operating system altogether. Below are five frightening new ways to […]