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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.
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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.
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.
LawyerSmack makes law practice a million times less lonely and has made me enjoy it much more. I enjoyed being a federal clerk, but it was a very solitary world as I was the only clerk straight out of law school in my court house. The other dozen or so were career or much older.
Since joining, I’ve made good friends in LawyerSmack and learned a lot from many others about how to be a good lawyer. I was skeptical at first but took a leap of faith and I’m glad I did.
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.
LawyerSmack is all the benefits of networking with other lawyers, without the awkward mingling and standing alone at networking events. I joined in January 2018 and frankly, I wish I had taken Keith’s advice and joined earlier than I did.
I’ve met a lively community of other in-house attorneys and LawyerSmack is a space where we can ask each other questions about in-house life, practice tips, and other substantive questions that we would never ask on other social media outlets. The transition from a firm lawyer to in-house can be lonely, and LawyerSmack fills that void for me.
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.
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.
There are a lot of reasons to join LawyerSmack and my own reasons would be different than the next person. For me, it comes down to camaraderie. I like to be able to speak to people who understand me. I’m an experienced lawyer in an experienced firm, so I may not be looking for mentoring – although I am happy to help other lawyers.
Some people are looking for business, and I see it happening. I’m not looking for that either. Although, I’m sure I’d get a call if someone needed me. Others like to have a place to work on their theories, or talk to people about their experts. It’s good to have that at your fingertips.
But for me, I like talking to other lawyers. I like listening to other lawyers. I like watching other lawyers “think.” You can only practice law, you never stop learning it.