Articles on Legal Technology

Co-Editor’s Quarterly Column: MS Office Tips and Tricks—Introduction to the MS Word Styles By Todd Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2021 This article is the first in a series on how to use MS Office, software almost all of us use but few use to its full potential.
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Understanding the Businesses Being Built on Blockchains By Jonathan Nessler Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2021 An overview of decentralized autonomous organizations, which are businesses built on blockchains.
Using a Virtual Number for Multifactor Authentication By Bryan M. Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2021 How to use a virtual phone number for multifactor authentication.
Better Self-Editing Through Technology By Daniel Kay Elder Law, May 2021 Tips and software recommendation for reviewing and editing your own writing.
Notion Is the Future of Work By Aaron W. Brooks Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2021 An overview of the cloud-based application Notion.
Remote Documents Sharing Made Easy with IPEVO By Sofia Zneimer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2021 The IPEVO is a clever camera that allows presenters to share documents without sharing screens.
Some Big Picture Thoughts About Technology and the Law By Todd Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2021 Predictions for the future of law practice.
Better Self-Editing Through Technology By Daniel Kay Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2021 Tips and software recommendation for reviewing and editing your own writing.
Locale: My Favorite App By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2021 A review of Locale, an Android-only app that allows users to create specifying conditions under which phones settings change.
The reMarkable 2 Tablet: An Innovative Twist to the Electronic Notepad By Chad S. Beckett Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2021 A look at the reMarkable 2 device, a novel piece of technology designed to replace pen and paper with a digital notepad.
Everday Tech Tips By Trent L. Bush Elder Law, November 2020 Hardware and equipment that will enhance your computing experience.
Everday Tech Tips By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2020 Hardware and equipment that will enhance your computing experience.
It’s the End of the Law Firm as We Know It and I Feel Fine By Todd Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2020 Technology has finally reached the point that it allows us to ditch the formal downtown office.
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Zoom How-To By Maggie Bennett Elder Law, May 2020 A step-by-step guide to using Zoom for video conferencing.
Zoom How-To By Maggie Bennett Family Law, April 2020 A step-by-step guide to using Zoom for video conferencing.
Can Lawyers Ethically Accept Cryptocurrency? By Mark C. Palmer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2020 An analysis of the ethical concerns that arise from paying for legal services with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Everyday Tech Tips By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2020 An overview of technology designed to help you reduce the clutter on and around your desk.
Flushing the ‘Out of Office’ Flood By Sofia Zneimer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2020 A how-to for setting up email rules that will help you more efficiently manage your inbox.
Time for an Upgrade: Microsoft Windows 7 Is Now ‘Out of Warranty’ By Chad S. Beckett Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2020 A call to upgrade your operating system or spring for new machines with Windows 10 or another modern OS instsalled.
Do You Really Need an Office? By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2019 As files and work products are digitized and therefore portable, attorneys are increasingly opting out of traditional offices.
Validity of E-Signatures in Illinois By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2019 A look at whether electronic signatures are permissible with e-filing in Illinois.
Demystifying multi-factor authentication By Matt Loar Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2019 By enabling and using multi-factor authentication, you are taking an important step to protect yourself and your clients from the many threats to your security on the Internet today.
The dangers in using biometrics for authentication By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2018 A big problem facing many Americans and lawyers is how to properly authenticate a secure website or digital device.
Take some time to evaluate your speed By Doug Kinzinger Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2018 Across Illinois, pricing for business-class internet packages has been dropping, unlocking speed tiers previously unavailable—or prohibitively expensive—for most small businesses.
An update on the court’s transition to eFileIL and Re:SearchIL By Christopher Bonjean Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2018 The new statewide e-filing system, eFileIL, is now live in most of the state's courts and provides a uniform filing experience for the 60 percent of Illinois attorneys that file in multiple jurisdictions while allowing each court to customize filings for their respective case management system.
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Using Excel and Word for time and billing By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2018 Although good time and billing software is available on the market, a DIY approach using Excel and Word gives you complete control over how your time and billing works while saving you money.
Lawyers may not secretly track sent emails, says ISBA opinion By Mark C. Palmer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2018 A recent Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion from the ISBA joined at least three other jurisdictions in concluding that the practice of using hidden email tracking software would be unethical for a variety of reasons.
7 reasons law firms should adopt cloud technology now By Adam Citron Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2018 If your law firm has yet to embrace the benefits that come along with a 100% cloud-based environment, now would be an excellent time to start.
Virtual reality devices & the legal profession By John Zimmerman Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2017 Although not currently widely utilized in the legal profession, VR devices may soon have their day in court in the coming decades.
Lawyers in small firms and solo practice must understand technology that impacts the practice of law By Jonathan Nessler Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2017 The Illinois Supreme Court recently updated the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility to make it clear that, in order to provide competent representation, attorneys must keep up-to-date with relevant technology and relevant advancements in technology.

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