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Section Newsletter Articles on Legal Technology

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.
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.
What’s app? Government Lawyers, September 2017 A look at some helpful apps that could save you time.
Legal technology resources for your practice By Kimberley Crum Klein Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2017 A list of apps for both iPhone and iPad that can help you with productivity in your legal practice.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Is your Website Accessible? By Michael D. Wong Diversity Leadership Council, June 2017 Compliance with Version 2.0 AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, published by the World Wide Web Consortium, requires addressing issues that impact how a website is perceived, operable, understandable and robust.
My head and my work are in the clouds— With ScanSnap Cloud By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, May 2017 Reviewer Alan Pearlman says, if you can only buy one new item for a law practice, you need ScanSnap Cloud.
Editor’s column: The computer boogeymen are out there! Make sure you have good antivirus and malware software, use secure passwords and backup, backup, and backup! By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2017 Editor John Phipps shares his recent experience with a cyberattack, and the top 10 lessons he learned. 
Legal technology resources for your practice By Kimberley Crum Klein Women and the Law, December 2016 A list of apps for both iPhone and iPad that can help you with productivity in your legal practice.
What’s app? Government Lawyers, December 2016 Are you aware of these apps that help you with e-discovery?
Crash plan By Don Mateer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2016 A user's review of this computer backup software.
E-mail service: Ready or not, it has arrived By Mark C. Palmer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2016 In accordance with Supreme Court Rule 131(d)(1), attorneys filing or serving documents in any cause must include an email address on the document.
Legal issues with technology By Edward Wasilewski Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2016 A look at how the courts and legal community attempt to adapt to technological developments.
Legal issues with technology By Edward Wasilewski Young Lawyers Division, October 2016 Find Out More: Fascinated by the intersection of law and technology? The ISBA's Standing Committee on Legal Technology may be just the ticket. Go to https://www.isba.org/sections/legaltechnology to learn more about the Committee and their work.
How legal tech exemplifies Chicago’s digital economy readiness By Scott Y. Stuart and Drew Stern Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2016 Legal tech has the potential to be a distinguishing cornerstone of Chicago’s emerging digital economy.
Review of Surface Pro: It is a great multi-tasker By Carl R. Draper Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2016 A review of the advantages of a multi-purpose tablet/laptop like the Surface Pro.
Crash plan By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, February 2016 A user's review of this computer backup software.
Enjoying a Big Mac (iMac, that is)! By Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, February 2016 Author Frank Ariano explains how you can benefit from a new iMac computer.
Apps for lawyers Government Lawyers, January 2016 A look at some apps for your device that may help in your practice.
Healthcare privacy criss-crossing with cognitive computing By Alex Tarnow Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2015 While the progress in health IT is fantastic, there are a plethora of privacy concerns.
The unsettled law of the skies (This is not your father’s model airplane) By Steven T. Mann Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2015 Attorneys representing municipalities should have some knowledge of drone law and its evolution.
Exploring personal cloud storage for attorneys By Michael Brennan Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2015 While cloud-based applications, and specifically cloud storage services, have provided realistic options for storing large amounts of data, the security risks involved in using such services can be substantial.
The history of your private identity By David Chapin and Adam Nelson Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2015 What is our identity? What exactly are we trying to protect?
In the cloud and encrypted: Simple solutions for small firms By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2015 Storing your confidential files with confidence using the cloud.

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