It’s Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud
If you don’t use appropriate technology, you are doing your clients and your ethical obligations just as much a disservice as if you use inappropriate technology. Sometimes, the cloud is the right tool for the job, and sometimes it isn’t.
Freshbooks is Awesome, but Not For Accounting
Freshbooks is excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.
Fastcase Plans to Make “Kick-Ass” Bankruptcy Software a Reality
CEO Ed Walters says Fastcase is “pretty good at making kick-ass software,” and he plans to build a cloud-based version of TopForm that meets that standard. Which might make it the first bankruptcy software that actually does.
Terms of Service for Cloud Software Are Negotiable
(Confidential to cloud software providers: Offering cloud software to lawyers under terms of service is best viewed as a sort of crowd-sourced contract drafting exercise.)
Total Attorneys Raises the Price on its Practice Management Software [UPDATED]
Total Attorneys has raised the price of its practice management software to $20/month for up to 2 users, $40/month for 3–10 users.
Clio Updates with NetDocuments and Xero Integration, Promises an iPhone App “Worth the Wait”
Clio just announced two integrations that add robust backoffice accounting (Xero) and serious document management (NetDocuments) to its already-great practice management package. Clio’s CEO, Jack Newton, also said his developers are putting together a mobile app that will be “worth the wait” (his words). I obviously don’t know exactly what he means by that, but […]
Total Attorneys Updates Include Google Sync, Email Marketing, Trust Accounting, and Appointment Scheduling
Total Attorneys started out as a lead generation company, but every time I have talked to Ed or Kevin, it’s been obvious that what they are really working on is building a turnkey law practice. In other words, you sign up, and Total Attorneys generates leads, answers the phone, helps you manage your files — […]
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.
File Sync is Not Backup
If you are relying on a file sync service like Dropbox or SugarSync as your cloud backup, cut it out. File sync is not backup.
PC Law vs. the Cloud
The difference between “old-school” practice management software and cloud-based practice management software, in a nutshell.
Clio, Rocket Matter and MyCase add Document Assembly
Document assembly is a serious time-saver, and these cloud-based solutions are dead simple to use.
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a fantastic laptop for the ultra-portable lawyer—as long as he or she doesn't spend all day editing documents.
The iPad as an Indispensable Lawyering Tool
The iPad is every bit as wonderful as Apple's marketing makes it sound--especially for lawyers.
Client Data and Cloud Computing
Ironically, the Luddites who refuse to even consider putting client data in the cloud would be better off if they did. Their clients would be, anyway.
Is Google Docs Practical in a Law Practice?
A Google Docs–based practice is definitely possible, but is it practical?