Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Legal Technology

Highlight on Clio: Review of affordable cloud-based practice management software By Jessica C. Natkin Women and the Law, October 2014 The author shares her experience with using Clio in her firm.
Hey, you—Stay out of the cloud By Charles Hutchinson Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2014 Are an attorney's files ever really secure in a cloud-based account?
The power of Google Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2014 To increase your chances of being found when a client is looking for your firm, and without costing you any money, the firm should have a Google+ page.
ScanSnapSV600…A touch of the button…But a contactless scanner? By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2014 The author reviews this latest hardware—what he believes to be one of the best new scanner products on the market today.
Conference room tech upgrades on a budget By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2013 For an investment of under $2,000, you too can have a conference room that is functional, neat, and looks professional.
Using avvo By Nicole Sartori Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, November 2013 Avvo.com is a Web site for the general public to search for lawyers in their respective fields and physical locations or to post questions regarding a particular legal topic.
WordRake—How does your document garden grow? By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, November 2013 WordRake is an editing program that identifies extra language to be removed allowing for brevity and clarity.
Editor’s column: Smart phones, electronic tablets, and new computer operating systems and software—Once again changing how we practice By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2013 Editor John Phipps discusses the advantages of upgrading your computer's hardware.
Not so back to basics—The sky’s the limit! By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2013 A review of the Sky Smartpen.
Did you get a new iPhone or iPad for Christmas? By Hon. Steven L. Nordquist Government Lawyers, March 2013 A look at some free apps that can simplify your legal—and non-legal—life.
New 3M projector technology By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2013 A review of the 3M MP410 projector.
Top five new year (IT) resolutions By Kim Brand Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2012 Make this the year you get out of the poor-productivity ditch!
Built like a tank By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2012 If you are looking for a backup drive to protect your data against theft, natural or manmade disasters, the ioSafe Solo or SoloPRO drives is a great option.
Good to be a Googler By David B. Yavitz Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2012 A Googler is defined as an employee of Google. If you are a Geek and fortunate enough to land a job at Google, you have made it to Geek Heaven.
An update on Google Analytics By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2012 A look at two important features of Google Analytics and why you should pay particular attention to them.
Document assembly software 101 By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2012 An overview of software that autmates document creation, and the wide variety of providers offering different products with various capabilities.
Document assembly software 101 By Trent L. Bush Trusts and Estates, June 2012 An overview of software that autmates document creation, and the wide variety of providers offering different products with various capabilities.
The new iPad: Is it the game changer? By Hon. Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2012 A review of the newest iPad.
Shift your perspective: The path to a better law practice business model By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2012 Some questions and examples to help you think about your business models and dedication to your clients.
The illusion of digital security By Alan Wlasuk Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, May 2012 You’ll never be entirely safe from a breach. But if you’re clever, the breach won’t leave you for dead. System logs will define the magnitude of the breach, cyber insurance will pay for the expert help you will need, and data encryption will save you.  
A pro se’s struggles in an e-business world By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, May 2012 One must keep in mind that the mere existence and dissemination of electronics and technology does not necessarily translate to the general population’s ability to use it.
An interview with Fredric Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal and Court Technology, William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia By Martin Typer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 Learn more about the Center for Legal and Court Technology, home of the state-of-the-art McGlothlin Courtroom.
A report from MacWorld 2012 By David B. Yavitz Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 The author describes his experience after attending the first MacWorld Expo since Steve Jobs' death. 
The ScanSnap S1100 By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 A review of Fujitsu's answer for a portable scanner that can be carried and used at any time.
Transitioning to Clio: A personal diary, part 2 By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 The author discusses the pleasant surprises and disappointments with Clio after a month of use.
Cloud computing and virtual law practice issues By Kim Brand Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2012 Before committing your firm to a cloud-centric application environment you should make sure you know your ‘backup’ options for alternate Internet access.
Managed services may improve a firm’s technology investment By Mark Leuer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2012 Through utilization of current technology and managing hardware and support resources, a managed service offering can deliver high-quality, well-integrated technology at high level of service with a known monthly cost, all with minimal attorney oversight. 
Mobile apps column: “Picture It Settled” mobile app: Negotiating techniques meet 21st-century technology By Meghan Steinbeiss Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2012 A San Antonio mediation lawyer has developed the software for a mobile phone app designed for lawyers and mediators.
Transitioning to Clio: A personal diary By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2012 How does the change to Clio affect the author's workflow on a daily basis? What benefits have been realized? What set-backs have been encountered?
We’ve come a long way, i-baby By Janice L. Boback Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2012 The author highlights some of the most useful apps for the iPad both in and outside of her practice.