I’ve decided to regularly discuss here the aspect of practicing that has interested me the most over the last year: legal technology.
Legal technology is exciting. Here are some of the many benefits of legal tech:
- lawyers and staff can work more efficiently;
- improves organization and work flow;
- saves on much of the costly practice overhead;
- improves work product;
- allows remote work (this is also a negative);
- makes lawyers less dependent on support staff; and
- allows lawyers to take home more income while working the same or less.
In summary, getting as much as you can out of your legal tech makes your job and life easier.
The disclaimer is that I don’t know how to measure my expertise level. I’m always trying to learn more. I have much to learn about the software and hardware I use in my practice–plus the software I should be using but am not.
But I’m sure that I know more than many of my readers. For instance, recently I saw an email from one attorney I know asking how to save a revised excel spreadsheet. I know how to do that. I also use a lot of software in my practice.
The plan is to make ‘legal technology’ a Topic on the blog’s left bar. I will add a new post on the topic every 1-2 weeks.
Topics will include hardware, software, and any other content I think is helpful or interesting to attorneys who want to be technologically proficient. I will talk about what has worked and not worked for me. I’m sure I’ll also talk about what I want to try.
I’m sure commenters will read some of my posts and tell me I’m an idiot. But what’s new there, right?
As with any other post, don’t read it if doesn’t interest you.
The next post in the series will discuss my adoption of Case Management Software. After at least three failed attempts, I am now all-in with case management software and highly recommend it. In my next post, I will discuss my failed attempts at adoption and why I love my case management software.