Nicole Black

Nicole Black

Nicole is a Director at MyCase, an intuitive cloud-based practice management system for the modern law firm. She is lawyer, author, newspaper columnist, and legal technology evangelist.

The Jury’s Still Out on the Utility of Emerging Technology for Lawyers

Do lawyers necessarily need to use the latest and greatest technology toys in their law practices and will doing so necessarily make them better lawyers?

Encrypt and Send Documents with docTrackr

For lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is paramount. As such, lawyers have always had an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data remains secure. The good news is that lawyers today have more choices than ever when it comes to secure communication and collaboration with their clients, including docTrackr, a cloud-based service […]

The Benefits of Using Cloud Computing in Your Law Practice

The current, client-server system is wasteful, inefficient, and expensive. It is no surprise that, especially in the current economy, many companies are seeking a more flexible, affordable computing alternative—one that can easily expand with their business.

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

Cloud Computing: Who Owns the Servers That House Law Firm 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

Any.DO: A versatile task management tool

Any.DO is a versatile, user-friendly, web-based task management app that makes it easy to keep track of "to dos."

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.

The Best iPad PDF Annotation and Storage Apps

In this post I describe some of the most popular iPad apps used by lawyers for PDF storage, organization, and annotation.

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