In this episode we talk to Scott Bassett, who had a virtual law practice before anyone thought in those terms. We discuss the challenges he had to overcome, like getting insurance, dealing with bona fide office requirements, and what clients think.
We also talk about e-briefing—what it is and how a digital brief might differ from the paper briefs (or PDF facsimiles of paper briefs) that lawyers file now.
Scott Bassett is a lawyer, professor, musician, and tech enthusiast. He is in his 36th year of practicing law, the last 15 as a virtual lawyer handling Michigan family law appeals while residing in Florida.
iPad apps. Oral Argument (no longer available), AnyFont.
Word extensions. WordRake, PerfectIt.
Windows apps. Word and OneDrive (Office 365), PCLaw.
Chromebook. Asus Flip.
Fonts. Charter, Cooper Hewitt.
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Scott Bassett is a lawyer, professor, musician, and tech enthusiast. He is in his 36th year of practicing law, the last 15 as a virtual lawyer handling Michigan family law appeals while residing in Florida. He is a past chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section and helped create and implement Michigan’s family court in the 1990’s.
Last updated March 15th, 2023