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Bloodlines (2017 Short Fiction Contest Winner)

Paola Paterlini's short story, "Bloodlines" is the winner of Lawyerist's fourth annual short-fiction contest.

Fish Out of Water (2017 Short Fiction Contest Runner Up)

Joan Leotta's short story, "Fish Out of Water," is the runner up in Lawyerist's fourth annual short-fiction contest.

Counterpoint: No, Lawyers Should Not Learn to Code

Law is in crisis, and technology could help. But teaching lawyers to code isn't the answer.

The Forgettable Man (2016 Short Fiction Contest Runner-Up)

"The Forgettable Man," by Albert Tucher, is the runner-up in Lawyerist's 2016 Short Fiction Contest.


How My Eating Disorder Took Over My Law Practice and My Life

While I've battled my eating disorder for most of my life, it has only recently taken hold and forced me to pay attention. My inability to focus on anything other than food and body image threatened to take down my life and my firm, so I made a hard decision. I scaled back my practice and entered treatment.

Now Is the Time to Rethink UPL Regulations

It’s time for lawyers to rethink UPL. We are facing a drastically changed, and rapidly changing, landscape. Lawyers need outside expertise to respond to the demands of the increasingly savvy client and consumers of low-to-moderate means.


The Meaning of Emojis in Evidence

The law used to be a discussion of the meaning of words, but today, words are being replaced at every turn by visuals. With the availability of data and analytics, measuring the usage of the succinctly shareable and expressive emoji is a boon to the lawyer’s interpretive arsenal.


How Big Data Equals Big Changes in Cases and the Bottom Line

We will soon become accustomed to our data being “big” and turn our focus toward predictive and prescriptive analytics, citizen data science, and analytics marketplaces—all areas to which the legal field will want to monitor, participate, and contribute.

How To Serve Clients Pro Bono

Attorneys doing pro bono work are on the decline. Here's how you can help.

.Law Domains Won’t Boost Your Website’s SEO

There is no magical SEO bonus if you use the new .law top-level domain.