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Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019 I’ve been covering lawyers’ use of social media in my column for the Daily Record since 2008. Back then, most lawyers believed that social media was a passing fad, despite my ardent assertions to the contrary. Some even believed that it was both unethical and unwise for lawyers to use…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from November 2018: The ins and outs of law practice management software – ABA Journal  Knowing When (And How) To Upgrade Your Legal Software –…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discourse about current…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from November 2018: Hate missing deadlines? Here’s what you ought to know about court-rules-based calendaring software – ABA Journal  Streamlined Billing: Five Best Ways to
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. So, for example in 2012, Florida’s Fourth District Court of…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still occurred in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released and MS-DOS reigned supreme. The internet was just emerging on the scene and cell phones were few and far…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from October 2018: Check out some secure communication and collaboration tools for lawyers – ABA Journal (October 2018) Product Note: Mixcder E7 Active Noise-Canceling Bluetooth
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It is beyond dispute that technology has changed the legal landscape. Brick and mortar offices are no longer a requirement, as more lawyers than ever transition their firms’ data from paper to digital. As a result, the days of paper files and being tethered to your desk are long gone. Instead, lawyers have more options than ever due…
 The traditional law firm modus operandi is to set up systems, and then contour their technology to long-established processes.  But, since most small law firms are buying off-the-shelf software (in lieu of costlier, tailor-made alternatives), the software they purchase is not built for their systems — rather, their systems must be retrofitted to their software. Since law practice management software is, generally speaking, the most robust technology tool you can utilize in your law…
It used to be that legal research platforms were a costly but necessary expense for most law firms. The two main companies that had access to federal and state caselaw and statutes had cornered the market on legal research and were thus able to charge a small fortune for access to the data. How times have changed! Readily available internet access and initiatives designed to democratize access to justice by making laws and cases accessible…