Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Technology

Hey you, get off of that cloud By Carl R. Draper Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2014 A review of Transporter, a device that advertises itself as being able to create your own private cloud service.
Start-up tech for any budget By Bryan M. Sims and Nerino J. Petro Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2014 Some thoughts on how to equip a law office for $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Jr., Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, Don M. Mateer, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2014 This is the latest of what has become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter. Hopefully you will take a turn in contributing a section on your own “Best Practices” or problems you have in using technology. Please let us know what you need. Applications (“Apps”)
Privacy concerns related to mobile technology By Ethel Spyratos Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2014 Mobile technologies such as geo-fencing may provide enormous value to both businesses and consumers. However, the risks associated with the inappropriate dissemination of consumer information collected as a result of these technologies, can cause consumers to have concerns about their privacy.
Chair’s column: Technology really is for seniors! By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A message from Section Chair John T. Phipps.
Computer basics for seniors By Don Mateer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
I really hate Windows 8—Can I downgrade to Windows 7? By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 While the short answer is yes, you can generally downgrade to Windows 8, there are a number of caveats that go along with that.
An iPad alternative By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 The author reviews the new Asus EEE Pad Transformer Prime.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Jr., Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2013 This is the fourth of what has become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter.
Everything you could ever want to know about “QR Codes”—whatever they are By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2013 What a QR Code is, why you need one, and how you can even create your own.
Legal issues associated with the Google car By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2013 A call for up-to-date legislation to keep up with evolving technology.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Frank V. Ariano, and Loren S. Golden Senior Lawyers, February 2013 This is the third installment of what hopefully will become a regular column in this newsletter.
Taking the plunge with WealthCounsel By Alan R. Press Trusts and Estates, January 2013 This article outlines the author's initial impressions of WealthCounsel, an estate planning system, and he will follow-up in a few months with an update.
Seiko’s Smart Label Printers bring your firm to the future! By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2012 A review of the Seiko Smart Label Printer 450.
Technology for seniors By Frank V. Ariano and Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Senior Lawyers, June 2012 The first in what may be a regular column in this newsletter.
Editor’s column: Have you looked at your copier recently? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2012 A new office copier might well be worth the investment, even if you don't think you need one just yet.
IRS e-mail subscriptions—The good, the bad, and the inbox fillers By James Creech Federal Taxation, February 2012 The author's list of the best and worst IRS newsletters available for e-mail subscription.
My (virtual) road to a (real) better life By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2012 Section Chair Timothy Storm shares his experiences in transforming his practice into a virtual law office.
We’ve come along way, i-baby By Janice L. Boback Women and the Law, November 2011 The author highlights some of the most useful apps for the iPad both in and outside of her practice.
Editor’s column: I love my iPad2 or, Tablets are changing how we work By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2011 A review of the iPad2 and how it can help you in your practice.
Editor’s column: “It’s in the cloud.” New Web-based services provide solo and small firm lawyers new low-cost technology options and opportunities By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2011 When the time comes to upgrade your computer system the “cloud” offers other alternatives which might provide a cost effective solution to the computer needs of solo and small firm lawyers.
Productivity isn’t everything: Letter to the Editor By Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2011 In the December issue of this newsletter, Editor John T. Phipps explained how technological advances can make lawyers more productive. Author Jewel Klein doesn't disagree, but does have some second thoughts.
“Employer bashing” or “concerted action”: Consider your electronic use policy By Frank M. Grenard Corporate Law Departments, January 2011 An employee was recently terminated after posting complaints about her employer on her Facebook page, in violation, the employer claims, of its employment policy. What is too restrictive? What is appropriate? The case is scheduled for hearing on January 25th, 2011.
Editor’s column: Smart phones and their many applications are a tech bonanza for lawyers, but there are limits to how much communication each of us wants By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2010 As technology advances and offers more and more options, some lawyers may feel they're being left behind.
How cloud computing will change the way we work—Hint: it’s here now! By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2010 Simply put, cloud computing means using Hosted Services. Hosted services can be a combination of offsite applications, data and hardware (servers) used to create and look up information, complete transactions, and perform analyses that would previously be performed only on a local PC or on-premises server.
Staying safe with GPS technology By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2010 Being an active part of your children’s lives has always been important. Parental involvement is needed now, more than ever. Today it is possible to track a child’s activities via text messages and e-mail, as well as to monitor his or her whereabouts via GPS.
Laptop printing at a hotel By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2010 Away from your office and need to print? This Web site offers the solution.
Pensoft Payroll 2010 Professional By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2010 A great software addition for lawyers doing their own bookkeeping-- This software version includes the ability to export information for direct deposit, as well as the ability to generate W-2s.
Windows 7: Is it right for your practice (now)? By Robert C. Thurston Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2010 The pros and cons of upgrading your law practice to Windows 7.
Editor’s column: Computer developments and upgrades—Is now the time? Check out Solo & Small Firms Conference programs By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2010 Join us for the ISBA's Solo & Small Firm Conference on October 21-23 and learn about available new technologies and whether they can help you in your practice.