User Guides

Lawyerist’s user guides are everything-you-need-to-know resources for law practice.

How to Prepare for Oral Argument

The key to better oral argument is to get away from your outline and use a more "modular" approach when preparing.

Inbox Zero for Lawyers

Inboxes are meant to be emptied, not used for long-term storage. That goes double for your email inbox, which is far more useful if you empty it on a regular basis.

Proper Deposition Objections

Whether you are defending (or taking) your first or your hundredth deposition, you must be ready to handle objections. That means knowing which objections are proper and which are not. Once you know, you can keep the deposition proceeding smoothly—and avoid embarrassing yourself.

Yelp for Lawyers

Whether or not you want it to be, Yelp probably plays a significant role in your online search presence. Here's our user guide.

Smokeball Law Practice Management Software User Guide

Smokeball is Windows-based legal practice management software that focuses on automating your document creation and your workflows.

Xero Accounting for Law Firms

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that has positioned itself as "The online accounting software alternative to QuickBooks" for lawyers and other small businesses.

Slack: a Communication Portal for Lawyers and Clients

The client portal is evolving quicker than we’re able to get to know it. Slack is a modern, flexible, and secure way to manage most of your client communications. Clients will appreciate the ease of use and innovative means of communicating with their lawyer.

Law Practice FAQ

Computer Buying Guide for Lawyers

In general, people spend way too much time worrying about which computer to buy. You can run a law practice just fine on a $400 Dell desktop. (Not that you should.) Obsessively comparing specs is a waste of time and brainpower. Just something from Microsoft or Apple and it will do the job. (Lenovo and […]

Clio Law Practice Management Software

Clio practice management software information and review.

Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms

Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.