Legal Technology

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Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms

Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.

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Dropbox for Lawyers and Law Firms: the User Guide

According to the ABA’s most-recent technology survey, 58% of lawyers use Dropbox, making it the most popular online file storage option among lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about Dropbox, from how to install it to securing your client files.

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5 Alternatives To Dropbox

No matter what your reason, you can now jump ship and take your data with you. No way we’re looking at the 25+ services listed on Wikipedia, but here are five that you might consider.

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30-Minute WordPress Setup Guide

If you do not have a website, you are probably missing out on clients, networking opportunities, and more. Although you’ll never know unless you get with the program and get yourself a website.

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Heartbleed: What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know

What the Heartbleed security breach really means for lawyers and law firms, without too much techno-jargon or over-use of dumbed-down metaphor.

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The Internet: a Primer for Lawyers and Everyone Else

"If you don't have a basic understanding of the technology you entrust with your clients' information … I think you probably are not competent to represent anyone."

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Nuance Power PDF Advanced – Better Than Adobe Acrobat?

Nuance Power PDF Advanced is half the cost of Acrobat Standard, and much more useful. It doesn't quite measure up to Acrobat Professional, though.

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Viivo Secures Your Client Files in the Cloud

Viivo’s security looks rock-solid. Your data is encrypted before it leaves your computer, and you keep the encryption keys. To be frank, I'm sold.

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Solo Law Practice Technology Setup

If I were starting a brand-new solo practice right now — i.e., no legacy systems to support, and no well-established procedures, and limited funds — here is what I would put in my technology budget.

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The Future of Practice Management is in the Cloud

The trend towards the cloud has been pretty clear for some time, but walking the EXPO Hall at ABA TechShow made it clear that we have passed the tipping point for practice management software. The future is in the cloud.

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#ABATechShow 2014 Liveblog

We are live from ABA TechShow 2014! (It’s the closest thing to an Apple event that we get to do.) This is a slow-moving liveblog for updates from the EXPO Hall and from the sessions we attend. (Day Two coverage starts here, and Day Three coverage starts here.)

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Brother Compact Document Scanners (ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w) Review

The Brother ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w are good scanners with a few flaws, and they would be a smart buy for budget-minded mobile lawyers.

#LexThink.1 Liveblog from #ABATechShow 2014

At LexThink.1, produced by Matt Homann and JoAnna Forshee, 10 speakers get 6 minutes apiece to present 20 slides on a common theme. This year, the theme is “the end of irrelevance” (long version: “overcoming the significant challenges the legal profession is currently facing”). Here is the speaker lineup. The show starts at 7:30pm Central […]

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Get Your #LexThink.1 Bingo Card

I am convinced LexThink.1 would be even more fun if there were a side game for the audience. So this year, I've put together a bingo card. Or drinking game, as you please.

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The 5 Most Provocative #ABATechShow Session Titles

So you’ve been asked to speak at ABA TechShow. But there are a ton of sessions. How will you make yours stand out on the conference schedule? How will you get people excited to hear you speak?