Legal Technology

Technology and law practice increasingly go together, and that is one of our favorite things to write about on Lawyerist. You can find everything from product reviews to information on going paperless to building a law firm website or starting a blog.

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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.

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Podcast #10: David Sparks on Going Solo with a Mac

Law school admissions are dropping, but the bar exam is getting harder. Is a smaller bar inevitable? After Sam and Aaron try to figure that out, David Sparks talks about starting a brand-new solo practice, including the Mac tools he is using to make it work.

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Get the Office 2016 for Mac Preview Right Now

I feel like we were originally told this would be Office 2015, but whatever. You can get a not-4-years-old-and-feels-15-years-old version of Office for Mac right here, right now!

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Dear Lawyers: It’s Not Word, It’s You

Here are two important facts about Microsoft Word: Fact 1: 100% of the formatting problems you’ve experienced when drafting new documents can be completely avoided before they occur. Fact 2: When editing a document someone else drafted, any formatting glitches can be resolved in just a few clicks, no matter how bad of a mess […]

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How to Listen to Podcasts

How to listen to podcasts, including some podcast recommendations and the best podcast managers for your iPhone, Android, Mac, or Windows device.

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Going Paperless: Everything You Need to Get Started

Once you have the right equipment and a basic plan, start scanning! Soon you will have a more efficient, more portable, more paperless office.

Your Phone, Now with More NSA

From the Intercept: With these stolen encryption keys, intelligence agencies can monitor mobile communications without seeking or receiving approval from telecom companies and foreign governments. Possessing the keys also sidesteps the need to get a warrant or a wiretap, while leaving no trace on the wireless provider’s network that the communications were intercepted. Apparently no […]

Lenovo Computers Have Been Compromised by Crapware

Know why PCs are usually cheaper than Macs? For one thing, because they come loaded with crapware that makes the offsets the PC manufacturer’s costs. Sometimes, that just makes your computer run slower. Sometimes, it exposes you to all manner of malicious intrusion. If you have a Lenovo computer, here are Lenovo’s instructions for removing […]

Lawyer Ignores Numerous Red Flags, Loses $289K to Phishers

The bank, if you want to know, declined to cover the loss.

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Podcast: the Ethical Misadventures of Luddite Lawyers

I recently sat down for an interview with Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway for The Digital Edge podcast. Here’s the blurb from Legal Talk Network: In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview lawyer and legal technology blogger Sam Glover about when technology became an issue for attorneys, how they […]