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For more than a year now many lawyers have worked remotely at one point or another. For many law firms, the shift to a remote workforce was an abrupt one and didn’t always go smoothly. But eventually law firms were able to put technology in place that allowed them to get work done seamlessly, regardless of where it was occurring. The shift to remote work The tools used by law firms to ensure that work could be done remotely were usually cloud-based. And once the software was in place, allowed a firm’s workforce to communicate and collaborate securely from any…
Lawyers have used software to help them practice law and run their firms for many years. The types of software that lawyers have used since the 1990s has run the gamut, from legal research and dictation tools to software for word processing and legal billing. In other words, legal software has been used by lawyers to increase productivity and streamline their daily work processes for decades now. The rise of cloud computing The software that lawyers relied on to run their firms used to be premise-based, but in 2021 cloud computing software is the most prevalent. In fact, even before…
Three decades ago, the internet was not well-traversed and very few people even knew it existed. Fast forward to 2021 and it’s an entirely different story. We live in a digital world now, and the internet is central to many aspects of our personal and business lives. These days we communicate, interact, purchase goods and services, and get work done online. Because we spend so much time on the internet, social media and websites have become increasingly important parts of our purchasing cycles, whether we’re in the market for goods or services. In fact, most consumers use the internet to…
Another year, and a whole new – and very different – ABA TECHSHOW has now concluded. It was unusual because this year’s conference was virtual due to the pandemic. But by all accounts, it still had that “Techshow” feel that we all know and love. As always, there were a ton of great CLE tracks on topics that ran the gamut, from cloud computing, remote working tools, mobile apps, law practice management advice, paperless tips, cybersecurity advice, and much more. And this year, it was all delivered virtually over the span of a week via live (and a few pre-recorded)…
It’s March, and you know what that means: It’s time for ABA Techshow 2021! This year, the conference is going to be a virtual one due to the pandemic, but it’s still going to be a great technology conference for lawyers across the country – and the world! Even though the conference will be virtual, there are a ton of educational and networking opportunities to be had. So if one of your goals this year is to learn all there is to know about using technology in your solo or small law firm, then Techshow 2021 the place to be!…
It’s been nearly a year since the start of the pandemic. Shortly after its arrival, quarantines and shutdowns followed in many areas of the country, causing many law firms to shift to a remote workforce. With that sudden and unexpected transition to remote work, lawyers began to increasingly rely on cloud-based technologies in order to ensure that they could continue to represent their clients no matter where they happened to be working on any given day. As we head into March, many law firms continue to have attorneys and employees working remotely. As a result, the ethical obligation to be…
With the rise in demand for remote working opportunities and contact-free client services, staying connected virtually is more important than ever for legal teams. To that end, MyCase has recently released a number of features that help legal professionals collaborate with clients and team members instantly, regardless of location. In this live virtual workshop, attorney Benson Varghese showcased the latest game-changing collaboration features in MyCase that allow his firm (and many others) to resolve cases quicker and get paid faster in 2021.   Jump to a Topic 6:04 – Internal Chat In a time when staying connected is more important…
Is it time for your law firm to reassess its IT systems? How long has it been since a technology audit was conducted to determine whether your firm is due to transition away from unsupported software systems? If it’s been a while, then now might be the perfect time to upgrade your firm’s systems. For example, if your firm still uses software like PC Law, you were probably notified that support for their antiquated server-based software system is ending. If so, then your firm is likely wondering about the next steps. The good news is than now is the perfect…
Now that lawyers have been working remotely over the past year – and may continue to do so in the future – the legal software choices made by law firm leaders take on a whole new level of importance. This is because when your firm’s workforce is displaced, the only way to ensure that everyone is able to get their work done efficiently and effectively is to use reliable cloud-based legal software. When working remotely, there are key functions that everyone needs to be able to accomplish in order to ensure that your law firm runs smoothly. Secure communication and…
With the rise in demand for remote working opportunities and contact-free client services, staying connected virtually is more important than ever for legal teams. To that end, MyCase has recently released a number of features that help legal professionals collaborate with clients and team members instantly, regardless of location. In this live virtual workshop, attorney Benson Varghese will demonstrate the latest game-changing collaboration features in MyCase that allow his firm (and many others) to resolve cases quicker in 2021. Join us on February 25th at 11 AM PST when MyCase presents 5 Virtual Collaboration Tools Law Firms Need in 2021
Every year I write a post that highlights the mobile lawyering statistics from the latest ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. The statistics from this annual Report provide lots of data on how lawyers are using mobile and cloud computing tools to work from any location, and also provide insight into the rate at which that shift has occurred. Not surprisingly, the number of lawyers working remotely has increased year over year as attorneys became more comfortable using the technologies that permitted them to work from anywhere. The events of 2020 only served to accelerate that trend. Although the most recent…
Planning for 2021 isn’t an easy task since there are so many unknowns. It’s unclear when the pandemic will abate, and as a result charting a course for your law firm for the upcoming year is no easy task. Notably, your path forward should include contingencies, since you may have to alter your chosen course once or twice. That’s to be expected in what will no doubt be a year of unpredictability. For that reason, it’s important to create a flexible plan that will serve as the foundation for your firm’s success in 2021. This may seem like a daunting…
Now that we’ve bid adieu to 2020, it’s time to start planning for the new year. The good news is that after a challenging year, things can only get better. That’s why there’s no better time than now to build a strong foundation for success in 2021. There will be many different keys to prosperity in the coming year, one of which is a strong marketing plan for your firm. Without a successful marketing plan, your firm’s ability to reach potential clients and referral sources will be greatly limited, which could very well impact your firm’s bottom line. But by…
If you’re anything like most lawyers, you’ve undoubtedly been working remotely a lot more over the past year than ever before. By all indications, that trend will only continue in 2021 as we face additional pandemic turbulence. That’s why it’s so important to have a full understanding of the ethical implications when lawyers and other law firm employees work remotely. The good news is that in recent months a number of different jurisdictions have handed down ethics opinions that address remote working issues. These opinions fall into two different categories. First, there are the ethical issues related to using remote…