Sam Glover

Sam Glover

Sam Glover has been writing about technology, law practice management, marketing, and more on Lawyerist since he started it in 2007. He also writes about Formula One and the law at Formulaw1, consumer law at Caveat Emptor, productivity hacks at Most Important Tasks, and occasionally updates his personal blog.

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Yes, You Can Touch Type on a Tablet!

Typing fast is a critical skill for lawyers, and there is no reason to let an iPad’s touchscreen keyboard slow you down (much).

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Viewswagen Lets You Advertise with Uber

If you're up for trying something new in marketing, maybe Viewswagen's "trip intent" is worth a try.

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“[T]he opposite of polite doesn’t require being a total fucking dickwad.”

Consider the following comments. The first is an anonymous troll. The second is blogger Dan Hull of What About Paris? a/k/a What About Clients? The subject is a post about civility, written by Jeena Cho, with which both commenters quite obviously disagreed. There is an important and legitimate discussion to have about whether some lawyers […]

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How to Keep Track of Your Time

There are plenty of ways to track your time, but there is only one important criteria for picking a tool: pick the one you actually use. Here are the options.

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The Problem with Evernote Work Chat in One Image

If Work Chat were actually just comments on notes, I would be thrilled and I wouldn't care what Evernote called it. As-is, I really wish I could turn off Work Chat and go back to sharing notes the old way.

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Password Alert Protects Your Google and Google Apps for Work Accounts

Once you’ve installed it, Password Alert will show you a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page. This protects you from phishing attacks and also encourages you to use different passwords for different sites, a security best practice. Get it now.

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QnA is a Free Tool for Adding Questions and Answers to Your Website

David Colarusso’s QnA is a really simple, easy-to-use question-and-answer tool for lawyers. You can even use it as a basic document assembly tool. It’s free, and you can see it in action on the Massachusetts public defender’s website. Get the code on GitHub. It looks like a pretty great tool for helping people find information […]

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What Does Legal Hacking Mean for Practicing Lawyers?

Asking that question after the ABA TECHSHOW’s hackathon/appathon is what landed me in Kansas City, Missouri, for a few days for the Law Schools, Technology & Access to Law conference at the UMKC School of Law.

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Motion “to F*ck This Court and Everything that it Stands For”

"It took me about 1 month to study the history of the world and to learn the history and inner workings of American jurisprudence, literally."

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ABA TECHSHOW Has a Keynote Speaker Problem

The last seven keynote speakers at ABA TECHSHOW have been white men who mostly have no real connection to legal tech.

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70% of Lawyers Don’t Know What the Internet Is

Every year at ABA TECHSHOW, we get the results of the ABA’s annual technology survey. This year we learned that only 30% of lawyers say they use a web-based service.

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

When it comes to practice management software, there are two features in particular that distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve gotten used to Outlook or Gmail, it’s pretty hard to put up with something like that. That is […]

Tune in to the Appathon from ABA TECHSHOW 2015 at 7:30pm Central Tonight

Like a hackathon, the idea behind the ABA’s Legal Appathon is for teams to develop a working, legal app within a short, focused time period. Four teams have been doing that, and they will be presenting their ideas at ABA TECHSHOW tonight at 7:30pm Central. Spoiler alert: I’ll be on the panel doing my best […]

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Oderus Urungus’s Dad Sues GWAR for Taking His Son’s Ashes

There is zero chance I will ever pass up an opportunity to put GWAR on Lawyerist.