1.  Name, name of firm, location and practice areas.

Andrea Cannavina of Law Firm Solutions and LegalTypist – Long Island, NY but I work with attorneys from across the US (and consult with those in Canada).  I specialize in helping law firms of all sizes upgrade their systems and processes to best take advantage of today’s technology and mobile lifestyle.

2.  Name 3 to 5 of the most important or frequently used software (desktop or cloud) products in your practice and describe, briefly, how you use them?

1.  The System is patented ASP technology that securely routes all files between my clients and company for a seamless digital workflow.  There’s simply no way my company could process the day to day work of 100’s of
attorneys without it.
2.  Outlook 2007 for my inbox and calendar.  I use my own system: DAFT to keep it all organized.
3.  Quickbooks. For invoicing and client information storage.  If Outlook fails (which it does on occasion) all my client contact information is safely in QB.
4.  Twitter.  I use twitter for disseminating interesting things I come across; compiling information for my ezine; and to stay educated and in touch with what’s going on in “legal”.
5.  WordPress. The easiest and least expensive way for new attorneys to get a digital presence under their own domain/control.

3.  What’s your favorite tech tool under $100?

I record a lot of calls, webinars and what not.  I use a small device connected through my phone to a digital recorder.  The device is from Radio Shack and is called the “Mini Recorder Control” and sells for $20.99

4.  Name one favorite app for phone or ipad.

Although I had one of the first smartphones created way back in 2001, I set up my systems so I could use any phone, anywhere – no app or download required.  I can process work; accept credit card payments and even listen to faxes simply by dialing a toll free number.

5.  What do you use for legal research?

Since I’m not an attorney, I don’t have occasion to need legal research tech.  However, I have heard good things about www.jenkinslaw.org – $150 per year gets you access to FastCase and 20 minutes per day on Lexis.

6.  And…off tech…what’s the neatest and/or most useful piece of non-tech swag that you keep on your desk or in your briefcase?

An EzineArticles.com Expert Author mousepad.