Over at Law Technology Today, Mary Juetten ponders why the legal profession is slow to adopt new technologies. Here’s the perspective of a practicing small firm lawyer who has been a relatively early tech adopter.
As I’ve described before, I consider myself a practical technologist – I choose tech tools based on cost and what they can do to help me right now rather than paying top dollar for the latest-and-greatest gadgets that may not work for my practice. Likewise, I track technology on a “need to know” basis – […]
For the second time in just a month, the media has anointed AltLaw as the savior for lawyers – particularly women – who want to parent and practice. Back in August, the Harvard Business Journal profiled various “new law” models that gaining traction as alternatives to the big law partnership track. And just today, The […]
It’s been three years since the first release of the popular e-book, The Art, Science and Ethics of the 21st Century Representation Agreement. For those unfamiliar, the product included various clauses necessary for an agreement to incorporate 21st century practices like outsourcing, unbundling, credit card payment, flat fees and the cloud – and contained ethics […]
For the next generation of clients, texting, particularly through mobile apps like Facebook’s messenger app or Snap Chat – is fast replacing email or phone calls as the preferred mode of communication, according to a Pew Research Center Study released last month. Based on interviews with over 1900 adults, Pew’s research team found that 36% of […]
Interacting with a coworker who’s just suffered the death of a loved one is awkward enough in a traditional workplace, according to this June 2015 article from Forbes – which also helpfully offers some best practices on what to do in this situation. But the etiquette of condolence is even trickier for lawyers in solo […]