Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham is the Deputy Editor of Lawyerist.com, the Editor-in-Chief of Bitter Lawyer, teaches legal writing at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and still believes in the Oxford comma.

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.

Lawyerist Gift Guide 2016

Here is our Lawyerist 2016 gift guide, with gifts ranging from $3 to much, much more.

No, You Shouldn’t Quit Social Media

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

5 Times Thanksgiving Could Really Have Gone Better, Legally Speaking

Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun, and food. It's also a time for litigation and salmonella.

3 Social Media Ethics Traps to Avoid

Lawyers use social media in both a personal and professional capacity. Here are three social media ethics traps that you should work on avoiding.

First Look: Page Vault

Page Vault captures, saves, and prints web pages so that they will be admissible in court. Here is our first look at the application.

First Look: jEugene Compass

jEugene Compass is machine-learning software designed to help transactional practitioners speed through documents while ensuring they are properly drafted. Here is our first look at the software.

First Look: CaseFleet

CaseFleet is case management software that helps litigators organize a wide variety of materials. At a higher price point, it is full-fledged law practice management software. Here is our first look.

The Clio Legal Trends Report: Big Data for Small Firms

Clio has released a legal trends report with data on billable hours, most profitable practice areas, and more. It is a must-read for lawyers who want to make data-driven decisions about their practice.

In Law, the Gender Pay Gap Is Actually a Chasm

A new study of BigLaw partners found that women partners make 44% less than their male counterparts.

First Look: LawStudio

LawStudio is file management software aimed at trial attorneys who need to handle a lot of depositions, exhibits, and other trial documents. Here's our first look.

Limited Scope Representation, Limited Access to Justice

Limited representation models—either by lawyers or nonlawyers—will probably not solve the access-to-justice gap.

The Evolution of Law Practice Management Software Design

Legal practice management software has come a long way, design-wise.

LEAP Moves Document Assembly to the Cloud with Office 365’s Web Apps

LEAP legal practice management software just became first to market with a cloud-based document assembly solution.

Where Should You Hang out Your Shingle?

A recent deep dive into law school graduate and projected legal jobs statistics could help you figure out where you might want to hang your shingle.