I can’t download the document I purchased

You should be able to click on “my account” at the top of the page and see a place to download your purchases. You should also receive an email with a link to download your purchases. However, technology has its limitations. Email info@learninglawyer.com and describe what you bought and how much you paid. An order number is helpful. It may take a few hours to get back to you, but we will help you get your document.

What should I submit?

Experienced attorneys usually already have material available. Polish it, be sure it’s your original work, and be sure that you have rights to it.

You may need to split and reorganize your content. Make it relevant and concise. You may be able to divide one typical CLE type document into many different documents to offer on LearningLawyer.com. You’ll be able to group your documents together so that a buyer could easily buy all of them, or have the option of buying just what they immediately need.

Think about the kind of content that new lawyers can use to achieve basic competency in representation.

Your documents will get your document more exposure if they can be categorized into one of our series. These are just categorizations, and even if your document goes into one of our series categories, you still own your document, and we don’t.

Our current/planned series:

  1. LL Forms: A series where you can publish forms you use. These may be forms that you have clients fill in, checklists you use, flowcharts, etc.
  2. LL Motion: Simple. We have seen many requests for motions.
  3. LL INFORM: A series to use to inform and improve communication with clients. Brochures, pamphlets, client letters, etc.
  4. LL Practice: A basic nuts-and-bolts series. This is mentoring at the basic level. High volume sales are anticipated for this series.
  5. LL Commute:  Audio downloads. Make an audio recording of your material so lawyers can listen to it while they commute. This could be a companion to written material, too.
  6.  LL CaseQuick: Have you done case research for some niche practice areas? Assemble them into something cohesive and submit it for CaseQuick. These are summaries of research on niche questions. You will probably want to list the issues on the description, so attorneys know what questions are answered inside. High volume sales are anticipated for this series, especially for family law issues
  7. LL Startup – Startup kits for solos/small practice in the following states: All.

What happens after my content is submitted?

We’ll review it and upload it as soon as possible. If there is anything that needs to be fixed, we’ll let you know. Sometimes, we may not be able to publish it, because we do our best to keep from duplicating information that is already on the site. We may ask you to tweak it a little. We aren’t editors or publishers and we don’t own any rights to your work, so we can’t edit it for you, even if it’s just a small edit. We may ask you if we can categorize it into one of our LL Series.

Once your document is in place, you can see your author page. At this point, you won’t be able to do a whole lot with your author page, but keep checking back as we expand this feature. You should be able to check sales numbers online when you log in, but this feature may still be in the process of being developed. You’ll be paid quarterly for the content that sells. 

How do I know the information is current?

You can view the date of upload on the page for any document. Authors are encouraged to update their documents as needed, and publications are also pulled and given back to authors every three years for review, update and re-publication. We can never guarantee a document’s usefulness or appropriateness for your needs, but we work hard to provide quality through careful selection and screening.

All buyers are encouraged to review their purchases. Documents with poor reviews, or documents which are flagged as outdated, will be pulled.

How does feedback work?

Buyers

Buyers should only review documents that they have purchased. Buyers are strongly encouraged to review whatever they have purchased. If a buyer is unhappy with a document, they can receive a 50%-100% refund or account credit, at the discretion of LearningLawyer.com. We want Buyers to be happy with their purchases, and we must also protect the work of our authors, so this will be dependent upon individual facts and is solely based on our good judgment.

Authors

If a document receives poor reviews (either in our view or in your view), the document will be removed and sent back to the author for revision. All reviews, both positive and negative, are removed when a document is removed. Authors are encouraged to make revisions and resubmit. When a document is resubmitted with revisions addressing the criticisms, that document’s reviews start over from the beginning and it is considered a new item.

How are our authors selected?

Most authors who have documents on LearningLawyer.com are invited to submit them because they are practicing attorneys who have been recognized by their peers as having particular expertise in an area of the law. These practicing attorneys are chosen because they are leaders in their field, and often have already been mentoring and teaching new attorneys.

Some authors are chosen because they supervise legal clinics and/or are dedicated to promoting pro bono representation, and they are recognized as knowledgeable lawyers in their legal area. LearningLawyer.com strongly supports pro bono representation.

LearningLawyer.com is always seeking talented practicing attorneys who want to submit original work intended for use by other attorneys or legal professionals. Attorneys who are dedicated to the betterment of legal practice, the education of new attorneys, and share mutual goals with us and are encouraged to submit.

If have original material that you wish to submit, please contact us and tell us about your expertise. You may also want to review our recommendations for submissions.

How to post documents on LearningLawyer

  1. Gather and edit your chosen material.
  2. Complete the online submission form. Be sure to attach your submission.
  3. Hear back from LearningLawyer.com. You’ll be able to have a bio and link back to your website.

 

What happens after my documents are submitted?

As soon as possible, we’ll review it and upload it. If there is anything that needs to be fixed, we’ll let you know. Sometimes, we may not be able to upload it because we do our best to keep from duplicating information that is already on the site. We may ask you to tweak it a little. We aren’t editors or publishers and we don’t own any rights to your work, so we can’t edit it for you, even if it’s just a small edit. We may ask you if we can categorize it into one of our LL Series. This will get your document more exposure. These are just categorizations, and even if your document goes into one of our Series categories, you still own your document, and we don’t.

Once your document is in place, you can see your author page. At this point, you won’t be able to do a whole lot with your author page, but keep checking back as we expand this feature. You should be able to check sales numbers online when you log in, but this feature may still be in the process of being developed. You’ll be paid quarterly for the content that sells.

 Will you edit or alter my work?

No. We do not own your work and we will not edit it or alter it. We may suggest changes and return it to you so that you can make changes. We may also suggest that you split or group your work into a different amount of Titles, or that your work would be great for one of the Series groupings.

What if I change my mind?

You have no obligation to have your documents on LearningLawyer.com. If you change your mind, and you don’t want to have your documents on LearningLawyer, just email us and tell us to take them off. We’ll take them off. We’ll need a reasonable amount of time to do so, but we should be able to take a document off the website within a day or two.

Why do you need a PayPal account?

We will send you the earnings from the sales of your documents, less the service charge, to your PayPal account on a quarterly basis. If you have over $500 in sales that quarter and you live in the United States, we’ll send you a check if you prefer.

It’s really easy to set up a PayPal account. Just go to www.PayPal.com and follow their instructions.