Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham is an editor at, helps direct the legal writing program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and still believes in the Oxford comma.

4 Types of Access-to-Justice Donations You Should Make This Year (That Aren’t Just Donating to Other Lawyers)

As the year draws to a close, consider increasing access to justice by donating to organizations that help individuals and communities thrive.

Lisa Needham

Manners, Bias, and Cellmates

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Asked and Answered, Legal Toolkit, and Ear Hustle.

Gift Guide for Lawyers

Our annual list of great gift ideas for the lawyer in your life. Lawyers can be hard to shop for, so we've come up with a gift guide that covers a variety of prices and interests for lawyers.

Lisa Needham

Sick Firms, Hurricanes, and Creepy Conspiracies

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: ABA Journal's Legal Rebels, Ringler Radio, and Alice Isn't Dead.

Lisa Needham

5 Google Searches That Reveal The Sad Truth About Lawyers

Apparently lawyers are mean, arrogant, miserable, and costly jerks. But hey! At least Google tells use we're important mean, arrogant, miserable, and costly jerks.

Lexis Legal Research Comes Out Swinging Against Lower-Cost Legal Research Services

Lexis legal research lashes out against lower-cost upstarts like Fastcase, CaseText, and Casemaker's legal research solutions.

First Look: Allegory Litigation Management Software

Allegory is law practice management software designed to manage complex litigation. Here's our first look.

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The Best Legal Pad for Legal Work

Lawyers need the best legal pads for their constant note taking. We've used hundreds and recommend the Levenger legal pad as our favorite.

How Lawyers Can Help: People Affected by the Executive Order on Immigration

The Trump executive order banning immigration from Muslim countries is something lawyers should work to oppose. Here are some ways to get engaged.

How Accessible Is Your Law Firm Website?

Website accessibility—ensuring everyone can interact with your website, regardless of ability—is critical. Here's a primer on how to get started on ensuring your site is accessible.

Practice Management Software Two-Factor Authentication

In order to keep your data secure, you should be using two-factor authentication. Here is a list of law practice management software programs that offer it.

Lisa Needham

Cybersecurity, Cold Cases, and Trolling a Scientist

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Digital Detectives, Up and Vanished, and The Story Collider.

10 Legal-Themed Wines to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party

The season of holiday parties is upon us. Here are some legal-themed wines that you can bring to your next gathering.

Lisa Needham

No, You Shouldn’t Quit Social Media

Social media has its pitfalls, but that doesn't mean you should quit it entirely.