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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70% of Lawyers Think Words Make Email Safe, Are Incompetent

If you think a confidentiality statement in your email counts as a precaution when you are sending confidential information, you are incompetent.


Podcast #36: Dennis Kennedy on How Technology Can Make Law Practice More Satisfying

Dennis Kennedy thinks the real promise of technology is taking away the tedious bits of law practice so lawyers can do more of what matters. And do the numbers show that law school crushed all our dreams?


Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms

Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.


From Clicks to Clients: How To Implement Call Tracking

Fortunately, with very little technical know-how and a little software assistance, you can gain deeper insight into how clients are finding you with call tracking.


Briefs: 800-Pound Gorilla Launches Practice Management Software, Etc.

Microsoft is about to launch a practice-management solution. Or something. Actually, it’s not clear what it is launching, who it will be for, or what you will do with it. (Aaron and I talk more about this on next week’s podcast, actually.) [LawSites] Dictate much? Dropvox is a handy app for iOS users that automatically uploads […]


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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.