Sam Glover

Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the founder of Lawyerist, and he writes, speaks, and podcasts about legal technology, law practice management, marketing, and more. His most recent publication is Lawyerist’s "4-Step Computer Security Upgrade."

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Briefs: 800-Pound Gorilla Launches Practice Management Software, Etc.

Microsoft is about to launch a practice-management solution. Or something. Actually, it’s not clear what it is launching, who it will be for, or what you will do with it. (Aaron and I talk more about this on next week’s podcast, actually.) [LawSites] Dictate much? Dropvox is a handy app for iOS users that automatically uploads […]

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You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent

Sooner or later, your clients will find another lawyer if you waste their money and time on basic tasks because you aren’t proficient with your technology.

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Briefs: Police Computers, Drone Future, RBG Nails, Etc.

The Oakland PD uses a computer running Windows XP with a paltry 80GB hard drive to store license plate photos — and ran out of space like your parents on vacation. The upside is they will stop trying to store license plate data forever. [Ars Technica] Ten (apparently) reasons visitors leave your website: Bad or […]

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Briefs: Smart Socks, the Death of BigLaw (Again), Accordions, Etc.

That political cartoon appears to be an older political cartoon by Jack Ohman while he was at the Oregonian. The archives don’t go back to April 2012, though, which is apparently when it ran in the paper. It seems about right for the current state of law enforcement. What This Is Like many people who […]

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The Road to Not Getting Paid is Paved with Good Intentions

There is no great secret to getting paid. All you have to do is follow this rule: never work unless you have been paid.

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Avoid the All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier, and Fax Machine

Law firms should avoid all-in-one printers, but may want to adopt all-in-one practice management software--just not the ones from Lexis and West.

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MetaJure Does Document Management Backwards (and That’s a Good Thing)

MetaJure let’s you take advantage of centralized document management with very little effort and zero disruption to your workflow.

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6 Legal Technologies That Should Be Obsolete

Sure, we don’t use quills or mimeographs anymore, but there is a pretty good chance you still have a fax machine taking up space in your office.

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Law Firm Revenue Target Calculator

Check up on your revenue targets often enough to gauge the health of your firm.

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Best Practices for Protecting Client Information, According to the CFPB

New federal regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will apply to real estate lawyers. But they are also a pretty solid starting point for any lawyer or law firm. Here’s a summary of the best practices, compiled by Law Technology Today’s Pegeen Turner: Create and implement a written Privacy and Information Security Policy […]

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Lawyer Hourly Rate Calculator

Figuring out what to charge is hard when you are just starting out. It’s made harder by bar associations, which are wary of allowing any discussion of fees on their discussion lists. But whether or not you are going to charge hourly rates, you need to know what your time is worth.

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“I’m Convinced Avvo Sucks, but I Have No Problem Gaming Their System”

From /r/Lawyers (private): Post here if you are interested in sharing mutual endorsements on AVVO. There was interest in doing it in the other thread, so figured I’d set it up. I’m convinced AVVO sucks, but I have no problem gaming their system so that a 2 year licensed lawyer (me) can get a higher […]

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Meetup: Coffee Before the 2015 WSBA #SoloSmallFirm Conference

Please join me at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9th, at Coeur Coffeehouse in Spokane, WA, to get fueled up for the WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference with some high-test caffeinated beverages. It’s hard to judge coffee excellence from Google Maps, but Coeur Coffeehouse looks like a good bet. It’s about a 15-minute walk […]

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It’s Just Marriage, Now

Here’s the decision on CaseText. Twitter is the place to be if you want the firehose of reactions as everyone reads the 103-page decision as fast as they can. Or just head for the nearest downtown this weekend for what will surely be the most joyful Pride ever.