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Is Your Email Inbox Actually Your Document Management System?

By Tomer Dorfan
February 18, 2020

If you answered yes, you are not alone. After speaking with hundreds of professionals, most of whom are attorneys...

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Announcement: Missouri Bar Member Benefits

By Kristin Tyler
February 11, 2020

LAWCLERK is pleased to announce that we are now recommended as a member benefit with the Missouri Bar!

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How to Use LAWCLERK Part 9: Trial Prep

By Kristin Tyler
February 04, 2020

In my legal career I’ve mostly handled non-litigation transactional work in my estate planning practice. However, I happen to be...

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Top Legal Conferences in 2020

By Kristin Tyler & Dan Lear
January 29, 2020

Between the two of us, we’ve been to more legal conferences - all over the U.S. – than we probably care to admit.

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Change Waves in Small Law: Surf or Drown?

By Greg Garman
January 21, 2020

Legal Talk Network’s The Un-Billable Hour host, Christopher Anderson, recently invited LAWCLERK CEO, Greg Garman, on his show...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 8: Discovery

By Kristin Tyler
January 14, 2020

If you ask a group of lawyers what they hate the most about being a lawyer, there’s a high probability you will hear the answer: “Discovery.”

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2019 Legal Tech Year in Review

By Dan Lear
December 31, 2019

At the conclusion of three of the four years (2014, 2015 and 2016) I spent at Avvo I wrote a Legal Tech Year in Review piece.

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 7: Trusts and Estates

By Kristin Tyler
December 17, 2019

In addition to being one of the Co-Founders of LAWCLERK, I have also been a practicing trusts and estates attorney since 2006.

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How Expert Systems & Legal Document Automation Can Help Law Firms & Freelancers Stay Competitive

By Dorna Moini
December 10, 2019

Once the province of high-level science and mathematics, expert systems are now a regular part of daily office operations.

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 6: Bankruptcy

By Kristin Tyler
November 26, 2019

Next up in our series of “How to Use LAWCLERK” we’ll focus on bankruptcy law. Did you know that two of the founders of LAWCLERK...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 5: Criminal Law

By Kristin Tyler
November 19, 2019

LAWCLERK was built by lawyers, for lawyers. We know that your workloads are demanding...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 4: Immigration Attorneys

By Kristin Tyler
November 05, 2019

Continuing our series of “How to Use LAWCLERK” this week we’ll focus on Immigration.

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The Access Gap Is Not An Externality: A #ClioCloud9 Recap

By Dan Lear
October 29, 2019

At this point, rhapsodizing about the Clio Cloud Conference feels a bit overdone. It’s huge. It’s fun. The food is good. The speakers rock...

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LAWCLERK Named a Finalist in The American Lawyer’s Best “Alternative Legal Service Provider” Award

By Kristin Tyler
October 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce that LAWCLERK has been named a finalist in The American Lawyer’s 2019 “Alternative Legal Service Provider of the Year” award.

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When It Comes To Freelance Legal Help, The Internet Wins

By Dan Lear
October 08, 2019

I use Tweetdeck to manage my Twitter account. Because I’m increasingly interested in the gig economy as applied to the legal sector...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 3: Personal Injury

By Kristin Tyler
October 01, 2019

The past few months we’ve had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of personal injury attorneys from all across the United States at conferences...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part 2: Family Law

By Kristin Tyler
September 24, 2019

At LAWCLERK, we help connect attorneys with our nationwide network of talented freelance lawyers, we call Lawclerks.

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Dynamex Update – California Passes AB 5

By Kristin Tyler
September 17, 2019

Many California lawyers have been closely monitoring the gig economy as it pertains to contract or freelance lawyers...

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How To Use LAWCLERK Part I: General Practice

By Kristin Tyler
September 10, 2019

Today on the blog we’re kicking off a series of posts on how to use LAWCLERK in various practice areas like bankruptcy, family law, estate planning...

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Why Solo and Small Law Firms Should Outsource Phone Answering Services

By Sam Schwartz
August 28, 2019

Did you know it costs around $48,000 a year for a legal receptionist? If you are an attorney, you already know that your phone never stops ringing.

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6 Online Tools to Streamline Your Solo Practice

By Maddy Martin
July 24, 2019

As a solo practitioner you know the meaning of the word “stretch” -- whether it’s your time or your money.

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Emerging “Big Law” Trends and What They Mean for Solos & Small Firms

By Kristin Tyler
July 24, 2019

The 2019 Altman Weil report on Law Firms in Transition has been released and just like prior years it gives fascinating insight...

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5 Tools for Small Law Firms

By Rachel Coor
June 25, 2019

You’ve opened your own small law firm. Congrats! Now what?

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Three Reasons to Use an Online Legal Marketplace Instead of a Legal Staffing Agency

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
May 28, 2019

When law firms need short-term legal help, they typically turn to a temporary legal staffing agency. While these staffing companies can be helpful...

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The Building Blocks For Your Virtual Firm

By Dan Lear
May 21, 2019

Listen, I’ve been shouting here for a while on the LAWCLERK blog about the power and opportunity that technology and the internet...

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Is it time to take the TECH out of TECHSHOW?

By Dan Lear
March 05, 2019

TECHSHOW 2019 is a wrap, and, overall, it was great. Highlights included...

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The Technology that Binds Us

By Kristin Tyler
February 26, 2019

As we prepare to gather in Chicago for the annual TECHSHOW, let’s pause and take a moment to reflect on the incredible power that technology...

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Beware of the Problem Client

By Kristin Tyler
February 05, 2019

Attorneys can always see a problem client 20/20 from a mile away —in the rearview mirror. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were armed with a crystal ball...

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2019 - Forget Resolutions

By Dina Eisenberg
January 08, 2019

Forget about making New Year’s resolutions if you want to get off to a good start in 2019.

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On Lawyers Building Technology

By Dan Lear
November 27, 2018

One of the things that gets me most excited about working with the LAWCLERK team is the fact that LAWCLERK was incubated and built by practicing lawyers.

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Marketplaces and Access

By Dan Lear
October 30, 2018

This post will hit everyone’s favorite topic these days, access...

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The Use of Paraprofessionals & Staying Ethically Compliant

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
October 25, 2018

LAWCLERK is the only freelance marketplace that is designed to comply with every state’s ethical rules.

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LAWCLERK’s Regulatory Hack to Democratize Legal Expertise

By Dan Lear
September 25, 2018

In a couple of recent blog posts I’ve talked about regulatory hacks and limitations on the democratization of legal expertise. In this post...

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Data Driven Staffing Decisions for Law Firms

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
September 18, 2018

The 2017 Altman Weil Survey titled “Law Firms in Transition” discusses the growing use of contract lawyers to combat the oversupply of lawyers...

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Reasonableness – It Means What You Think It Means

By Dan Lear
September 11, 2018

A key aspect of charging for freelance work is the well-established principle that a lawyer or law firm can charge market rates...

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Yes, You Can Bill Freelance Lawyers at Prevailing Market Rates

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
September 04, 2018

For nearly thirty years, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently recognized that paralegals, law clerks, and other paraprofessionals’...

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5 Things to Include in Your Engagement Letter When Flat Fee Billing

By Kristin Tyler
August 14, 2018

Many clients prefer the certainty of a fixed fee for legal services. It also has many advantages for law firms...

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Talking to Clients about Your Flat Fee

By Kristin Tyler
July 31, 2018

Setting a flat fee for legal services can be difficult. As discussed previously, there are several factors you should evaluate...

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The Internet Can Revolutionize Legal … If We Let It

By Dan Lear
July 26, 2018

In the last post I wrote here on the LAWCLERK blog, I discussed connections, technology and lawyers.

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Connections, Technology and Lawyers

By Dan Lear
July 24, 2018

Lately, I’ve been thinking about connections, technology, and, of course, lawyers. And about how they all fit together...

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Four Examples of How to Improve Your Practice with Freelance Lawyers

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
July 19, 2018

The 2017 Altman Weil Survey titled “Law Firms in Transition” discusses the growing use of contract lawyers to combat the oversupply of lawyers...

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How to Set a Flat Fee For Your Legal Services

By Kristin Tyler
July 03, 2018

There are many well-established benefits to flat fee billing, but what holds many attorneys back is determining what to charge for a particular service.

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How Do I Grow My Business and Profits Using Freelance Lawyers?

By Talitha Gray Kozlowski
June 19, 2018

Almost every solo and small firm attorney has had one or both of these unfortunately common experiences:

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How Lawyers Can Get Over The Fear Of Delegating

By Kristin Tyler
May 08, 2018

Many people are afraid to delegate important tasks to others especially if it’s a job they do well.

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How Outsourcing Legal Work Can Make Your Law Firm More Competitive

By Kristin Tyler
April 24, 2018

A recent study of small law firms found that 75% were challenged by finding new business. That’s not surprising when you consider...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Flat Fee Billing

By Kristin Tyler
March 27, 2018

Today’s legal consumers are growing ever more sophisticated in their business dealings with attorneys.  For example...

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What I Wish I’d Learned in Law School About the Business of Law

By Kristin Tyler
January 24, 2018

After three years of law school and a strenuous bar exam, you’re finally ready to be a lawyer. Hopefully law school taught you...

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3 Things to Consider Before Turning Down Legal Work and Referring It to Another Attorney

By Greg Garman
December 07, 2017

Have you ever been faced with deciding whether to accept legal work that you don’t...

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The Business of Law Is Getting Harder; And We All Knew That (Part 1)

By Greg Garman
November 14, 2017

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, legal services, when measured as a percentage of the overall U.S. economy...

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Today’s Legal Clients Want Flat Fee Billing

By Kristin Tyler
November 06, 2017

Clients are growing ever more sophisticated in their understanding of the business of law and how it relates...

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The Start of the Beginning…

By Greg Garman
November 03, 2017

I and my co-founders have had remarkable careers as practicing attorneys.  We belong to a generation of lawyers, perhaps the last generation...

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