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Sometimes, all it takes to increase access to justice is moving software to the cloud.
As a legal software customer, you have a right to demand a few things from the companies with which you do business.
How do you know whether your cloud software is sufficiently secure to meet your obligation to protect your clients’ information? Right now, there is no easy answer. You just have to educate yourself and then make up your own mind. That could change as a result of the draft security standards that the Legal Cloud […]
The pathways for breaching client confidentiality — whether due to simple carelessness or inadequate security — continue to multiply as technology advances.
I loaded a couple dozen contracts into Diligence Engine and a few seconds later had a list of all the licensing provisions.
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 excellent billing software with a few accounting features grafted on. It is not accounting software. It is woefully unsuitable for accounting.
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.
(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.)