Career Builders: Technology
Collecting and authenticating online evidence
Now more than ever, proving chain of custody matters
The iPad has dominated the market, but its competitors are coming on strong. It means more choice than ever for demanding professionals who know what they need.
Legal Translation Turns a Page
In the translation of law documents, technology has found a niche, but don’t expect computers to replace translators any time soon.
Getting Comfortable with Cloud Computing
There are signs that more small- and medium-sized firms are open to partnerships with external providers to fulfill their IT needs.
iPad Applications for Lawyers
Lawyers may not view the iPad as a viable replacement for the laptop today, but that may change with the development of new apps.
Google Tools for Lawyers
More lawyers are looking to the internet giant's business tools for opportunities to lower their office expenses and increase their productivity.
@Firms: #What Are Your Lawyers Tweeting About?
Some lawyers have three times as many Twitter followers than their firm does. But guidelines for their online activity are lacking.
Top Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make With Social Media
Lawyers and law firms are rapidly adopting social media to market themselves and connect with peers. Just to make it more difficult, the tools themselves are rapidly evolving as we are learning how to use them. Some lawyers are doing a great job using them. Some are doing a terrible job. I thought I would share my thoughts on the mistakes I see.\
Internet Marketing: Keeping a Human Presence in a Digital World
From Facebook to Twitter, technology has given lawyers more marketing tools than ever. But while blogs and tweets can position you as a forward-thinking lawyer, be sure to focus your efforts wisely on your business development goals.
Technology Tips for Riding Out the Recession
In these uncertain times, technological opportunities may help law firms lower costs, start and solidify client relationships, provide better service, ride out the economic downturn and prepare for more prosperous times ahead.
National Technology Roundtable: The Rise of the Smartphone
Smartphones: those ubiquitous devices that people either love for their versatility and connectedness or hate for their distraction and intrusiveness. Do you need one? What features should you look for? Are there security issues? How will smartphones evolve? Our expert panel tells all.
How to Secure Your Laptop Before Crossing the Border
A new U.S. border security policy poses a potential threat to solicitor-client privilege. Here’s what you need to know, and how you can protect sensitive data. Here are 10 steps you can take to shield sensitive information, like that protected by solicitor-client privilege, when crossing the border.
Law Blogs are the Great Equalizer
Law blogs are taking lawyers back to the future. Lawyers who use law blogs are simply blending new technology with tried and proven approaches to client development.
Going virtual: Are you ready for the challenge?
Two years ago, when Stephanie Kimbro, a lawyer in Wilmington, North Carolina, launched her virtual law office (VLO), some lawyers could not fathom someone would attempt such a radical idea.
The year ahead in legal tech: more interest in social marketing, SaaS, and virtual lawyering
Legal industry bloggers marked the end of 2008 with predictions for the year ahead. Here are some of the top trends and tips that emerged.
A Pox on Your Inbox! Reign in Email Chaos With These Essential Tools
Although e-mail is a valuable communications tool, we can be too easily be bogged down by inbox information overload and personal security issues.
Security Alert: What You Need to Know About Passwords and Encryption
One of the more dreadful things for a lawyer to discover is that their electronic device—desktop computer, laptop, Blackberry, PDA, portable hard drive or USB flash drive—has gone missing, taking confidential client information with it.
Turning Your Thumb Drive Into a Portable Office
Small in size but large in storage capacity, these increasingly affordable peripherals can solve a number of storage problems.
Document and File Security: Fulfilling Your Duty to Preserve
The ethical duties of lawyers to their clients are paramount, and one of the most important is the responsibility to protect and preserve client property. Firms of all sizes should develop a comprehensive plan that addresses technology safeguards, disaster preparedness planning, and record security.
Linked in or Left Out: ‘Supercharge’ Your Interactions Through Social Networking
A strong and targeted social network—or “who you know”—has always been essential to a lawyer’s professional success. But face-to-face networking has its limits. Read on to discover how social networking websites can help savvy lawyers and law firms further enhance their practice and their bottom line.
Ethics in the Electronic Era: Avoiding the Icebergs
There are so many ways to potentially commit malpractice with technology that it's impossible to list them all. But authors Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises do their best with their list of 50 ways to get in ethical trouble with technology.
Cool Technology for Hot Lawyers
These days, no law office can expect to be successful unless it begins to harness the power (not to mention the low cost) of new technology. Best of all, there are additional revenue streams to be found from the tech world. Here are some recommendations for gadgets that can make everyday tasks easier and more secure.
How to Make Your Office (Almost) Paperless
Creating and maintaining a nearly paperless law office is not only possible, but with recent advancements in technology it’s easier than you might think. We talk to several lawyers who share their tips on working efficiently and effectively without printing and storing huge amounts of paper files.
Blogging Policies and Best Practices for Lawyers and Law Firms
When done right, a blog can be a living, detailed entity that represents you to the world. When done wrong, blogs can be an ethical minefield and an unwelcome expense that produces little return on your effort. The difference can lie in how well you implement blogging policies.
10 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows Vista
Windows Vista's enhanced functionality and snazzy Aero Glass visual effects will demand steeper hardware requirements for the machines you support. Check this list to make sure you cover all the bases before deciding what Vista versions those machines will be able to run.
Still using your iPod for music? How to use your portable media player in your litigation practice
This article explores several portable media players (including the iPod) and how you can put them to use as a litigation support tool when you gear up for your next trial.