How Much Say Should Clients Have Regarding the Legal Software You Use?
Clients don’t have any input regarding your hiring decisions, your selection of office supplies, or your choices regarding long term paper document and file storage. So why should your clients have any say in the legal software programs you choose to use?
Do You Need Law-Practice-Specific Software?
This post compares the benefits and drawbacks of lawyers using general cloud-based software programs versus law practice specific
Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Top 5 iOS Apps I Can’t Live Without
What are your top 5 iOS apps you can't live without? Todd Hendrickson lists his, along with an homage to High Fidelity.
Being Paperless is an Advantage When Disaster Strikes
A paperless and digital practice can help you stay in practice in the event of natural disasters, medical and family emergencies.
Plan for Emergencies (and Survive Them)
The best way to survive an emergency is to plan for it in advance.
A Year with MyCase
After using MyCase as our practice management software for a year, the shine has worn off and I see where the software needs to improve.
Cloud Computing: Who Owns the Servers That Will House Your Law Firm’s Data?
Lawyers seeking to use cloud computing in their law practices must research their cloud provider's relationship with the facility housing the cloud servers
Q: What is “The Cloud”?
The cloud is ... well, just read the post. It's a bit complicated, but I've tried to break it down.
Increase Dropbox Data Security
Attorneys can increase data security with Dropbox with a few tweaks and tips.
Making the Switch to Cloud Computing: It’s a Balancing Act
Deciding what types of data to store in the cloud when moving your law firm to a cloud-based law practice management system.
Considerations When Implementing Cloud Computing in Your Law Firm
An excerpt from the book “Cloud Computing for Lawyers” which discusses the initial considerations when implementing cloud computing in a law firm
“[L]awyers [must] have (and maintain) proficient knowledge and skills related to legal technologies”
In the LAB, Nicole Black is (unsurprisingly) full of good information on ethics and the cloud: Also, the ABA recently revised Model Rule 1.1 to require lawyers to not only to maintain a knowledge of law and a level of skill in the practice of law, but it also now requires lawyers to have (and [...]
Ethics and the Cloud, State-by-State
Want to know what your state thinks about cloud computing? Thanks to Nicole Black’s post in the LAB, here is the ABA’s handy reference chart so you can see what your state’s ethics board thinks about cloud computing. Currently, by the way, lawyers in all 50 states may use the cloud. Ethics boards in 13 [...]
Fire Drill: Could You Keep Serving Clients in the Event of a Catastrophe?
Imagine your fire alarm ringing. Right now. You get your staff together and leave the building, which burns to the ground, destroying all your papers and computers. If a natural disaster destroyed your office right now, how quickly could you recover? If a client called tomorrow and needed a copy of a document from your [...]