7 Google Docs Add-Ons You Should Try
In the past, we have covered some alternatives to Microsoft Word, including Google Docs. For quite some time now, Google Docs has done a lot of things exactly right. Easy collaboration, compatibility with a wide variety of formats, cloud-based, free. However, Docs has also lacked some things that are often necessary for a law practice, […]
Irving Younger’s 10 Commandments Of Cross Examination
If you will put these suggestions to use, if you will cross-examine in accordance with these suggestions, I can virtually guarantee — not that you will be a brilliant cross-examiner, but that you won’t be ashamed of yourself, you won’t be a buffoon in that courtroom. Whenever you do not comply with them, you will […]
3 Charts That Show Solo Practice Doesn’t Pay Like it Used To
What do you make of these charts? Would you still advise someone to go solo?
12 Terrible CLE Audience Members (and How to Handle Them)
CLEs sometimes play host to strange audiences, especially as “reporting deadlines” loom. You may have lawyers in attendance who aren’t all that interested in what you have to say. Here's how to deal with the worst of them.
Top Five Inanimate Objects to Use as Your Lawyer
In case you ever need to skip court, here are your "alternatives."
Performance-Enhancing Bar Study Distractions
Prepare for your doomed summer with this list of distractions that will (hopefully) help you maintain your sanity.
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).
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.
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 […]
These Lawyers’ Bio Photos Make You Look Like You’re Standing Still
The lawyers at Levitt & Grosman sure are animated. Literally. (h/t Sam Harden)
Lawyers’ Hobbies on Hsu Untied
I just learned of Richard Hsu’s podcast, Hsu Untied from 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. Hsu Untied is a collection of short podcasts with lawyers, about their side hobbies. The guests’ hobbies so far include skydiving, mountain climbing, oil painting, magic, astronomy, opera singing, winemaking, boxing, chess, ballet, and more. (No winter campers, yet.) […]
Do NOT Let Your Client Write Your Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
"Shipley basically let his client write his brief, and the thing turned into an utter shitshow. Witness the nightmare hellscape that is the question presented in this case …"
Podcast: the Ethical Misadventures of Luddite Lawyers
I recently sat down for an interview with Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway for The Digital Edge podcast. Here’s the blurb from Legal Talk Network: In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview lawyer and legal technology blogger Sam Glover about when technology became an issue for attorneys, how they […]
Has the NSA Hacked Your Hard Drive? (Probably)
"[T]he program would give the NSA unprecedented access to the world's computers, even when disconnected from the larger web."