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Section Newsletter Articles on Legal Technology

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.
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.
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.
Inexpensive technology that improves my practice By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2012 The author shares his picks for the pieces of technology that have improved his office's efficiency without breaking the bank.
Technology in practice. What works? Who gets it? By Nerino J. Petro, Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2012 With the holidays recently behind us, we take a look at some new and updated products that you can wish Santa had brought you.
We’ve come a long way, i-baby By Janice L. Boback Administrative Law, January 2012 The author highlights some of the most useful apps for the iPad both in and outside of her practice.
Have you destroyed your memory? By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, October 2011 Some models of copy machines have hard drives and may contain copies of every document that was scanned, copied or emailed. So how do you get rid of your old machine while still keeping your confidential information safe?
“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 Senior Lawyers, October 2011 When the time comes to upgrade your computer system, the “cloud” offers other alternatives that might provide a cost-effective solution to the computer needs of solo and small firm lawyers.
E-Discovery issues in litigation By George S. Bellas Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2011 A look at the case of Pension Committee of the University of Montreal Pension Plan v. Bank of America Securities, LLC, which highlights the problems with electronically stored information.
E-discovery update: Guidelines for Delaware Chancery Courts By George S. Bellas Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2011 Delaware has become one of the first states to adopt guidelines for e-discovery. See the guidelines here.
Courtroom Information Project prepares courtrooms for the future By Martin Typer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2007 As the Ogle County Circuit Court Clerk for the 15th Judicial Circuit, in Oregon, Illinois, I was recently invited to have my court participate on a free internet Web site called the Courtroom Information Project.
Favorites By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2007 Favorites is a feature of the newsletter that highlights those programs, utilities, gizmos, gadgets, etc., that we love.
Workshare does its share to secure your documents By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, August 2007 Although most law firms use massive deployments of traditional security solutions to lock down their office systems, networks and all of their stored content, most of them still struggle with the massive loads of shared electronic documents that flood their corporate network, the Internet, the e-mail system and all of their portable storage devices.
Editor’s Column: Lessons from The ABA Tech Show: Windows VISTA—Looks good but no compelling reason to upgrade By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2007 The consensus from the ABA Tech Show participants and exhibitors as well as local tech experts we have talked to is that “If your current windows XP system is working, don’t change it.”