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Section Newsletter Articles on Technology

ABA President-elect Hilarie Bass wants us to embrace technology By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret). Senior Lawyers, October 2016 Hilarie Bass, in her opening speech at the ABA Annual Meeting, said “Lawyers need to accept and embrace technological innovation, so it can be used to increase access to justice for all.”
Cyber Fraud and Cyber Security—What’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, October 2016 This article deals with the attorney, and therefore his client, whose email address was used to misdirect a wire transfer to or from a client.
Editor’s Column: IPad Pro – expensive but worth it if it meets your needs! Two versions to choose from By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2016 A look at the pros and cons of the iPad Pro 12.9.
Another favorite app By William W. Austin Senior Lawyers, June 2016 Have trouble remembering all of your passwords? Try this password manager app.
IPad Pro – expensive but worth it if it meets your needs! By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, June 2016 John Phipps identifies the pros and cons of this recently released tech tool.
Tech tips By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, June 2016 Author Don Mateer provides four suggestions to make your phone, computer, and e-mails a little more user-friendly.
How reliable are those online attorney reviews really? By Mark C. Palmer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2016 Lawyers need to educate themselves on how Avvo and other rating systems are formulated before participating in them, and be vigilant about the accuracy of the information used for such calculations and what is displayed to the public
Legal competence requires tech competence By Bryan M. Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2016 Revised ethics opinions around the country require attorneys to be competent with relevant technology. But what does that mean, exactly?
Your next Web site: Going from a handful of ideas to a powerful business tool By Theresa Kuhl Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, May 2016 A look at the most important steps and decisions you’ll face when it comes to getting a new Web site for your law practice.
Using the cloud to streamline your practice and reduce IT costs By Tracy A. Brammeier Young Lawyers Division, April 2016 what if you spill coffee all over your computer, or a flood destroys the power cables, frying your hardware, and you haven’t backed up to your external hard drive in over a week? What if you need quick access to your files from another state, or need to contact your office while out of the country without racking up international charges?
What does your e-mail address say about you? By Rana E. Meents Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2016 Is your e-mail address conveying the image you want to convey?
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.