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How to Make Your Office (Almost) Paperless

  • June 05, 2008
  • Ann Macaulay

Trees of the world, rejoice! The paperless office is not merely the dream of a utopian future, it’s already a reality for many lawyers. Technological advances over the past several years have made it possible—and relatively easy—for lawyers to stop storing reams of paper and store their files electronically.

Cool Technology for Hot Lawyers

  • April 17, 2008
  • Sharon D. Nelson

Most lawyers, if not quite technophobes, have a limited knowledge of technology. Did the clock on your VCR flash a perpetual 12:00 because you couldn’t figure out how to reset it? Do you have a cell phone with 500 functions, about five of which you know how to use? If so, you are members of a very large club.

Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Mobile Lawyering

  • April 09, 2008
  • Jeffrey Allen

Mobile lawyers practice in more than one location. Many practitioners who think of themselves as "office" lawyers actually practice at multiple locations (clients' offices, other lawyers' offices, hotel rooms, etc.). Accordingly, they qualify as "mobile lawyers."

Google for lawyers: Beyond the search engine

  • January 17, 2008
  • Janet Ellen Raasch

Xerox, Rollerblades and Kleenex have become synonymous with copy machines, inline skates and tissues. Similarly, “Google” has become synonymous with “Internet search.” The verb “to Google” was officially added to mainstream dictionaries in 2006.

Ethics in the Electronic Era: Avoiding the Icebergs

  • August 22, 2007
  • Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

Technology makes everything easier and faster. In fact, it makes it possible to commit malpractice at warp speed. We can fail to represent diligently, lose our clients data, perform incompetently, and violate the rules regarding attorney advertising—all in sixty seconds or less.