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Your love of paper is holding you back

Here’s a question that’s posed to me from time to time: “What do you see as the biggest technological issue facing law firms?” My answer: the stubborn insistence of so many lawyers in clinging to paper client files. In my ...

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With Foursquare, your friends can always find you

Just when you were learning how to send Tweets on Twitter, there’s a new social media network that wants to link you to your friends. It is called Foursquare, and it’s part connection tool and part game. Depending on just ...

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Legal tech trends to expect in 2010

For attorneys, 2009 was the year of advanced smart phones, an introduction to practice management in the clouds and a new social network that allowed attorneys to market themselves and their firms 140 characters at a time. So what’s in ...

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Print media must evolve in order to survive

One of my favorite social media gurus is Gary Vaynerchuk. He really knows his stuff, and presents information in a format – video – that is universally appealing. Vaynerchuk has a personality that is larger than life and his enthusiasm ...

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Tech tips for solo and small firms

So, you’ve decided to strike out on your own or want to boost your small firm’s efficiency. All you really need to run a law practice is a laptop, smart phone, basic scanner and printer, says St. Louis-based technology lawyer ...

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Communicating With Clients

Today, communication is only as fast as your available RAM. And in terms of investing in communication technologies, law firms aren’t trying to keep up with each other – they’re trying to keep up with their clients. “Our clients seem ...

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Get your head in the cloud

Nathan Forck’s elderly clients aren’t always mobile, so he has to be. Forck is an estate planning attorney who focuses on Medicaid eligibility. He drives from Joplin to Kirksville to Chillicothe to meet clients at their homes or residential facilities. ...

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Be a benevolent custodian of the law

Last week I attended the Canadian Bar Association’s “Law Firm Leadership Conference.” The conference’s theme was “Change Management,” and, accordingly, the focus was on ways in which law firms can innovate and thereby alter the course of the profession. One ...

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