Where attorneys you actually want to hang out with hang out.
Even though I seem to be asking for help a lot as a newer attorney, I look forward to the point I can give back to the community and share what I know to help others. Also, now I know a Canadian attorney who will send ketchup chips if you ask nicely!
For a solo lawyer, it still provides a great watercooler to fend off the occasional loneliness of solo practice. There are channels devoted to pretty much every interest you can think of. If you’re a new solo, the membership is worth it for the camaraderie alone.
Those discussions have flowed into topics I write about and things I think about long after logging off (and then back on again a few minutes later to see what I’ve missed).
And that’s to say nothing of the entertainment value, which is beyond the pale.
LawyerSmack is an actual solution to the biggest problems of my practice – feeling alone and having no one with which to think through things. I am not sure my day to day would be possible without the support of this community.
Feeling isolated as a lawyer isn’t a novel or unique experience, but having a community of other attorneys from far and wide, many of whom are in a similar position to you, is. Whether you’re fresh off the bar exam, debating going solo, or thinking about where you want to live for retirement, there are people going through the same things you are on LawyerSmack.
If you want to get involved and make waves, check out your local bar association, but if you want to make friends (who aren’t afraid to call you out if you get off base), join us on LawyerSmack.
Inside You'll Find
- Hundreds of lawyers from around the world
- Dozens of referrals a month
- New discussions posted daily with thousands of messages
- Curated legal industry news across dozens of topics
- Exclusive discounts and deals (Over $1000 in savings – and growing)
- Local meetups and conferences
Why We're Different
We are a paid, private and vetted community. We take the time to personally reach out to each and every one of our new members because community is of the utmost importance to us.
Not only will you find yourself among peers in the industry, you’ll have the ability to personally connect with lawyers in your area and around the world.
- Join for the private community, exclusive news, meetups, members only discounts, and to generally level up your career. You’ll be happy you did.
- Everyone needs a community. A place where you can talk shop, complain about clients, and learn how to be a better lawyer. We want to be yours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s involved with the application process?
To apply, you’ll need to fill out a short questionnaire about you and your practice area. You also have to submit verification of your law degree (JD, LLM, etc) – a link to your Bar Directory Profile or a picture of your degree. The written application takes approximately 3-4 minutes to complete.
How to know if you’re the right fit?
You take your work very seriously, but not yourself. Someone jokingly described the community as “Cheers, set at the Mos Eisley Cantina, as written by John Grisham.” If you get all that, you’re in the right place. It’s a community of lawyers with their ties loosened, cutting up and mentoring each other.
New to Forums? What should you expect?
A thriving and vibrant place to check out on a daily basis. Each day you’ll find new and relevant discussions, industry news, and questions posed from other lawyers. The community uses our private Slack group.
This is not a group of lurkers. Every member is expected to give as much as he or she receives from the community. Our members will be the first to tell you that this community is guaranteed to help you move your practice in a better direction.
Why is there a fee?
It’s a small fee to make sure we only have committed members. Our community is for people who want to better themselves and their practice – while having some fun. Basic membership is only $365 annually. If you’re a lawyer and think paying $365 annually for a service is too expensive, you’re not going to fit in here.
We want each and every one of our member’s to be a member for life.
What Does Slack Look Like?
- Fed R Civ P Nerds
Plus state-specific channels for lawyers to meet and confer locally.