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Section Newsletter Articles on Technology

Litigation technology to think about for 2016 By Carrie TItus Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2015 Some trends that you need to be aware of going into 2016 include technology available to you in court, ways that you can save your clients money by reducing time spent on tasks, and development with research and review platforms.
A look into the mind of Einstein By John Rammel Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2015 An overview of the Einstein Program, launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 to secure the federal government’s civilian agencies’ computer infrastructure.
Using text replacement and text expansion tools to start automating your documents By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2015 If you find yourself typing the same text over and over again, such as a signature block or a phrase, use the auto-correction feature of your program to automatically insert that language. This article explains how.
Favorite apps By William A. Austin Senior Lawyers, November 2015 Author William Austin explains why PDF Expert 5 is his preferred app for viewing and editing PDF documents and forms.
It isn’t just about time anymore! By Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, November 2015 Author Frank Ariano finally (after waiting two long months) received his Apple Watch and shares his initial impressions.
Using Microsoft Excel in your law practice: A primer for users without green visors By Angie K. Robertson Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2015 A look at some useful tips for law firm Excel (2003 and later versions) users of all levels, and highlight some of the newest features of Excel 2016 for the early adopters.
What in the world is Echo? By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, November 2015 Echo is voice-activated access to music information, provided you're an Amazon Prime member.
How my Internet phone made my life easier By Sarah Toney Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2015 The author shares her experience with using VOIP in her office.
Court erred in admitting text messages By Michael R. Lied Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2015 Lawyers who want to introduce text messages into evidence must be careful to lay the necessary foundation.
How to put your most professional-self forward on voice-mail By Ann Marie Sabath Young Lawyers Division, June 2015 The author shares her voicemail etiquette tips.
Technology terms for senior lawyers By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret.) Senior Lawyers, June 2015 Make note of these frequently-used technology terms so that you can use them like a pro!
Does size matter? Absolutely! By John T. Phipps and Frank V. Ariano General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Which of the new iPhones is better for you? Read this debate to decide.
E-mail courtesy DOs and taboos By Ann Marie Sabath Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Some suggestions and a top ten list of common e-mail mistakes.
ScanSnap iX100…A small BUT more-than-mighty scanner for everywhere you go! By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2015 A review of the features of this latest iteration of mobile scanner.
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Senior Lawyers, March 2015 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2015 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
Does size matter? Absolutely! By John T. Phipps and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, February 2015 This article is intended to get you to check out the new iPhones, with a biased debate as to which is better suited for the Senior Lawyer.  
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Senior Lawyers, November 2014 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
PDF for trusts and estates attorneys By Patrick Owens and Alan R. Press Trusts and Estates, November 2014 An overview of the different types of PDFs and practical tips and help for using them in your everyday practice.
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 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.