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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You Already Have an Ethical Obligation to be Technologically Competent

Sooner or later, your clients will find another lawyer if you waste their money and time on basic tasks because you aren’t proficient with your technology.

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Avoid the All-in-One Printer, Scanner, Copier, and Fax Machine

Law firms should avoid all-in-one printers, but may want to adopt all-in-one practice management software--just not the ones from Lexis and West.

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MetaJure Does Document Management Backwards (and That’s a Good Thing)

MetaJure let’s you take advantage of centralized document management with very little effort and zero disruption to your workflow.

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jEugene Might Free You From The Tedium Of Proofreading Contracts

If you have been laying awake nights worrying about whether you will be replaced by a robot, you may find the existence of jEugene somewhat jarring. jEugene (nope, no idea why that is its name) is a web-based app that proofs your contracts for you. jEugene is basically an automated proofreader crossed with that first-year associate that […]

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Emergency Fun(d): Ditch the Savings Account and Invest Efficiently

Whether you change up how you manage your emergency fund, or you slide all of your emergency reserves over to a Robo Advisor, there is plenty of middle ground between an all-cash emergency fund and a pure stock investment account.

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The Death of EZ-Filing Bankruptcy Software

If you are a bankruptcy attorney and are attached to using EZ-Filing Bankruptcy Software, it is time to switch because EZ-Filing is shutting down. The desire to provide quality products and services to our customers is our top priority. The extensive time it takes to research, develop and implement the new federal form changes across […]

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CosmoLex Law Practice Management Software

CosmoLex is cloud-based practice management software for lawyers. It encompasses timekeeping, calendars, reminders, and, as of its most recent set of updates, billing and accounting. Its goal is to try to eliminate the time attorneys often spend — and the errors attorneys inadvertently create — manually moving data from billing to accounting and back again. Index […]

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With Dmail, This Email Will Self-Destruct In Five Minutes

Do you use Gmail? Do you use Chrome? Are you ever so slightly paranoid about your email communications? If you are not paranoid, do you instead often find yourself wishing that you could un-ring some bells and make some sent mails disappear off into the ether? Then perhaps Dmail is for you. Dmail allows you […]

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Every Legal App For Android

There are plenty of Android apps for lawyers including apps for case management, billing, trial preparation, and legal research. This list includes every legal app for Android that we could find.

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Podcast #28: Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice

Nicole Bradick explains what a virtual practice is and how to build one. But first, we talk about a baby who is crazy about a local personal injury lawyer, and the difficulty in combating link rot. Nicole Bradick on How to Build a Virtual Law Practice Nicole Bradick of Curo Legal explains what a virtual […]

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DocketAlarm Follows Court Dockets So You Don’t Have To

One of our biggest problems with law is not that we lack information – it is that we have far too much of it. Take, for example, PACER. PACER is an unwieldy behemoth that exists, seemingly, to frustrate lawyers immensely with its pre-21st century interface . However, once you have managed to adapt to technology from […]

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6 Legal Technologies That Should Be Obsolete

Sure, we don’t use quills or mimeographs anymore, but there is a pretty good chance you still have a fax machine taking up space in your office.

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Every Legal App for iPhone and iPad

iOS apps for lawyers abound, whether for case management, billing, or trial preparation. This page has every legal app for iOS that we could find.

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The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Features

Microsoft Word doesn't always win awards from users for its intuitiveness. Here are five features that could be a lot easier than they are, with some suggestions for working around them in a pinch.