Legal Technology

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 3

Email and Accounting: Two Features that Distinguish Some Practice Management Software

When it comes to practice management software, there are two features in particular that distinguish some options from others. Email First, email. While older practice management software like Time Matters includes email, it is clunky. Once you’ve gotten used to Outlook or Gmail, it’s pretty hard to put up with something like that. That is […]

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 2

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ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Liveblog, Day 1

Tune in to the Appathon from ABA TECHSHOW 2015 at 7:30pm Central Tonight

Like a hackathon, the idea behind the ABA’s Legal Appathon is for teams to develop a working, legal app within a short, focused time period. Four teams have been doing that, and they will be presenting their ideas at ABA TECHSHOW tonight at 7:30pm Central. Spoiler alert: I’ll be on the panel doing my best […]

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Podcast #14: Marco Santori on What Lawyers Should Know About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is seriously cool technology with the potential to transform the financial industry — and any other industry that needs trusted transactions. Marco Santori talks with Aaron about what Bitcoin is, the hurdles to its wider adoption, and why every lawyer should accept legal fees in Bitcoin. Plus, we also talk about why computers are […]

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Dropbox is Not “Insecure”

On SoloSez recently, someone asked whether Dropbox is secure or not, to which someone responded “Treat it as insecure, because the consumer version is insecure.” I thought my response might be worth posting here, as well: Dropbox is most certainly not insecure. In fact, secure/insecure is not a binary thing. There is a security spectrum, […]

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How to Fight Inbox Overload with Outlook

The busier your law practice, the more overwhelming your email inbox becomes. Here are three tools in Microsoft Outlook to help manage all those emails.

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Starting a Podcast? Here’s What to Buy.

To save you the frustrating experience I had with getting set up to podcast, here is my just-get-this-stuff list, which is also what we are using right now to record the Lawyerist Podcast.

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Why Password Security Matters

Good passwords and file encryption are basic computer security. If you aren't doing both, you need to get caught up.

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The Best Legal Pad for Legal Work

You use legal pads every day. Rather than scraping by with lackluster legal pads from your office closet, purchase a legal pad that can handle the rough and tumbles of your daily life. It's for your own good.

How to Auto-Number Discovery Requests in Microsoft Word

How to use Word’s SEQ field and Autotext to autonumber discovery requests.

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In 13 States, You Can’t Be a Luddite Anymore

The comment to Rule 1.1 spreads awareness, if nothing else, that being incompetent when it comes to technology is no excuse when your clients are harmed.

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Podcast #11: Casey Flaherty’s Quest to Reform Luddite Lawyers

40% of small law firms don’t have a website, and Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Audit was just the beginning of his quest to reform the way law firms use technology and price their services. 40% of Small Law Firms Don’t Have a Website That’s what Kevin O’Keefe says, based on this infographic prepared by Rocket […]

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Security Issues Galore Await You in the Internet Of Things

Everything will talk to everything in the Internet of Things, and it will be an enormous legal and security nightmare. We wish you the best of luck.