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There are 100+ channels dedicated to legal topics such as Criminal, Domestic, FRCP, In-House, Intellectual Property, Finance, Solo/Small Firm, and many more.
There are also channels dedicated to non-legal topics such as fashion, gaming, pop culture, and more. Users exchange over 15,000 messages weekly.
Every lawyer searches for precedent, both to save time and to ensure good work product. Rather than sifting through an old-fashioned legal database, LawyerSmack is the new method for sourcing good ideas. Want access to hundreds of smart lawyers across multiple practice areas? Look no further. We might just end up saving you time and money.Joshua Holt
Initially it was a place to have some shreds of a social life as a new lawyer. When I started out, I worked until I slept, almost every day; so it was nice to have a Slack-shaped exhaust pipe on my work-life. LawyerSmack developed into an actual learning space; it’s now also a straight-up malpractice prevention tool. I can bounce ideas off of several lawyers at any given time.
The variety of backgrounds between the lawyers is borderline comical, and no discussion gets stale. I hang around because most of the people here have become my friends.Rich Herbert
Interesting legal discussions, ridiculous discussions, a look at a variety of legal practices that I probably won’t experience for myself (in house, no thank you). And apparently I can even get meaningful personal and career advice. No, it’s not arson.
But it is like being in an office with some people that I like: you don’t have to listen when you’re busy but there is almost always something interesting going on to read and discuss when I need a break from my own cases. Or to vent about my cases. Still not arson.
Huh, weird. How did you guys turn into people I think of as friends? Come for the insults, stay for the annoyingly good advice.Putem Injail
I was late to joining LawyerSmack because I was so busy using other forms of social media. But man, is it fantastic. No one got their degree from Twitter school of law, the discussions are reasonable and funny, and it’s not a giant troll-fest.
As a small firm, things can get a little lonely sometimes. LawyerSmack is a more fun and less uptight version of the old fashioned listserv but without moderators always telling you what you can and can’t say. The theory is lawyers are adults so let’s treat each other that way.
Keith gave us a safe space – and yes, we could all use one.Mirriam Seddiq
LawyerSmack is full of all the attorneys you’d actually want to hang out with. You can find Big Law or the most eccentric and narrow practice niches in one place. The topics are diverse and the rabbit hole goes as deep as you could possibly follow it. Whether you want to keep it strictly business or grab a cocktail and see how weird the Internet can get – LawyerSmack is the place to be.Brian Lynch
Best place to learn on the internet. Whether you’re a new lawyer or a seasoned veteran, there are always new stories and lessons here. I’ve found LawyerSmack invaluable in starting my own solo career and breaking free of the law firm model. Highly recommend it for any lawyer looking to learn from a diverse set of colleagues each with their own story to tell.Matthew L. Kreitzer