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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Find Out if Your Profile Photo is Scaring Clients Away

You may be surprised to find out what kind of impression you are making on others.

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4 Ways You Are Putting Your Clients’ Information at Risk

A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client. (Rule 1.6(c).) So what are reasonable efforts when it comes to your clients’ information stored on your computer? You have to make an effort, obviously. But how much effort […]

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Thomson-Reuters Launches Social Network for Some Reason

Lisa Solomon: I rate Legal Community’s chances of success at slim to none. If its focus on the legal vertical weren’t enough to doom it, its sub-focus on only its own customers is.

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Be Careful What You Reveal About Clients on Your Website

Be very careful about the information you share on your website. Even if you think it's not enough information for someone to put a name to your client, you might be surprised. And if you are, you might wind up talking to an ethics investigator.

It’s Not Poverty That Makes Lawyers Happy, It’s Purpose

If you want to be happy, build a practice doing work you find meaningful and don't worry so much about your income statement.

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Are You Pirating Microsoft Office 365?

Do you have a Home, University, or Personal subscription to Office 365? Well, bad news if you are using that software for your law practice.

The Oxford English Dictionary Adds the Non-Gendered Honorific “Mx”

Apparently it is pronounced mux or mix.

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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.