Archive for June 2012

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Ask a Lawyer: Can an Idea for a Product Be Patented?

Every week, our guest attorneys answer your questions on the Rocket Lawyer facebook page. On June 27, the questions ranged from patents, settlement letters, handling a pro-se lawsuit, and short […]

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Could Your Car Drive Itself? Autonomous Driving Bill Paves the Way in California

California’s lawmakers are in the fast lane and Google is behind the wheel. Earlier this year, CA Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) pulled up to the state capitol in the passenger […]

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Newly independent attorney: When you make a mistake

Many lawyers, especially lawyers new to the game, live in near constant fear of making mistakes. Those attorneys who don’t live with a healthy amount of respect for the possibility […]

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Lexis Advance: A New Tool for Online Legal Research

When they were originally released, both Lexis and Westlaw were innovative online search systems. But as search engines like Google have grown increasingly more powerful, legal research tools have had […]

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Follow Up to The Sociable Lawyer Houston Event

On June 13th, we were proud to host our second networking event in Texas this year. This one was a Sociable Lawyer Premiere Event hosted at Spencer’s Lounge at the […]

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Battle of the Cloud-Based Practice Management Software (Part 2): Clio

For round one of our Battle Of The Cloud-Based Practice Management Software series, we’re settling in with Clio. In order to get a real feel for their software I created […]

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The Newly Independent Attorney: Know When To Take A Break

Social media and technology allow us to be more productive than ever before. Personally, I enjoy squeezing in tasks whenever possible in order to cross items off my to-do list. […]

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Rocket Lawyer UK Moves to the Heart of Tech City

Although the geographical relocation was less than a mile, our short hop means that we are now firmly situated in the hub of technology based start-ups in London. The Shoreditch area […]

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Battle of the Cloud-Based Practice Management Software (Part 1): Introduction

I have a couple of confessions to make. First, I can’t remember the name of either of the practice management tools I used at my last two law firms. I […]

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Rocket Lawyer Has a New Look, Thanks to You

Thanks to millions of people like you — business managers, families, and lawyers — who use Rocket Lawyer, we have been able to build the easiest and most affordable legal […]

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Come Join Us For The Sociable Lawyer Houston Premier Event!

The Sociable Lawyer is excited to announce that tonight we’ll be hosting our second networking event in Texas this year at Spencer’s Lounge in at the Houston Hilton! If you […]

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The Many Benefits of Having a Blog

At the recent Sociable Lawyer Meetup at The House of Shields in San Francisco, an attorney I met asked me: “Should I start a blog?” Of course, my answer was […]

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Follow Up to The Sociable Lawyer Meetup at House of Shields

There is no question that social media provides incredible opportunities for tech-savvy attorneys who want to expand their reputation and professional network. Using Twitter and Facebook you can meet, interact, […]

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What to include in a wedding contract

Wedding season is just around the corner, but let’s not forget, it’s not just the bride and groom that need to do some planning! Whether you are a photographer, a […]

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Fastcase’s Powerful New Legal Research Tool for Android

As you already know, legal research costs aren’t insignificant. Especially if you rely on Westlaw or Lexis. This can be a huge hurdle for many newly solo practitioners who struggle […]

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Using Flipboard To Follow Your Favorite Sites and Social Media

Through my posts here at The Sociable Lawyer I’ve repeatedly considered ways attorneys can use tablets and smart phones as tools to enhance their law practice. But one of my […]

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The newly independent attorney: Staying productive when working from home

New technology continuously changes the way in which we live our lives. And, of course, that includes the way we work. Telecommuting, virtual law practices, and similar arrangements are certainly […]