Sam Glover

Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist. He writes, speaks, and podcasts about legal innovation, the legal technology industry, access to justice, and more. His most recent publication is Lawyerist’s 4-Step Security Upgrade, 2nd Ed.

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4 Things Small Firms Can Do to Avoid Extinction

The future holds promise for firms that adapt and extinction for those that refuse.


First Look: Contactually Client Relationship Management Software

Contactually is CRM software that works well for lawyers. If you want help staying in touch with current and former clients and other referral sources, you should give Contactually a try.

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Access to Justice Sometimes Benefits from Moving Software to the Cloud

Sometimes, all it takes to increase access to justice is moving software to the cloud.

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Weekend Project: Encrypt Your Client Files

Encrypting your files only sounds complicated. In fact, it will take you less than a minute (which is why I think it’s negligent not to do it).

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Comparing Credit Card Transaction Fees for Law Practice Management Software Billing Portals

Accepting credit cards from clients used to be a complicated mess. But many practice management software providers now make it easy to credit card payments.


MyCase Replaces Authorize.Net and PayPal Pro with MyCase Payments

MyCase users who currently accept credit card payments using Authorize.Net have until the end of 2016 to switch to MyCase Payments.


First Look: Lawcus Legal Case Management Software

Lawcus prioritizes productivity. It helps you keep track of your intake process and open matters, but it still holds all the information related to each matter.

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Weekend Project: Video Calls

"I’m not suggesting you need to switch all your client calls to video, but being able to do it is basic tech competence."


Tips for First-Time Clio Cloud Conference Attendees

I’ve been to every Clio Cloud Conference so far, so here are five tips for getting the most out of it.

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Weekend Project: Encrypt Your Phone and Tablet

It will take less than a minute to do it right now, and then you can feel productive all weekend.

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Social Media May Help Your Business, but It’s No Silver Bullet

So is the survey a resounding endorsement of social media marketing for lawyers? Let’s consider what the survey doesn’t say.

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The American Bar Association Should Be a Champion of Open Access to Law

The ABA should be a champion of open access to law, the foundation on which the future of access to justice will be built. And it should start by opening up the law it controls.


Now You Can Put a Chat Bot in Charge of Your Potential-Client Intake

See two examples of legal chat bots in action so you can decide for yourself whether they are likely to catch on.

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How Legal Software Companies Protect Your Clients’ Information in the Cloud

What about the companies to which we entrust our clients' information? Do they take confidentiality as seriously as lawyers and clients do?