• Like

Loading…

Flash Player 9 (or above) is needed to view presentations.
We have detected that you do not have it on your computer. To install it, go here.

Carol Schlein Presentation Leveraging Technology in your new law practice

  • 366 views
Uploaded on

Presented by Carol Schlein, Esq. for the Basic Skills CLE series for the New Jersey State Bar Association on November 17, 2010. Carol is President of Law Office Systems, Inc., Montclair NJ and a …

Presented by Carol Schlein, Esq. for the Basic Skills CLE series for the New Jersey State Bar Association on November 17, 2010. Carol is President of Law Office Systems, Inc., Montclair NJ and a founding member of Lawtopia LLC

More in: Technology
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
366
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide
  • Using technology to serve your clients and grow your practice. Make smart technology purchases and decisions.Phone, Internet and Mobile service; managing e-mailDocument production and case managementPurchasing laptops, printers copiers and other equipmentBacking up and otherwise protecting your data.
  • If google can be hacked, how safe is your data?
  • NYTimes 1/9/2010 “children of cyberspace: old fogies by their 20s”

Transcript

  • 1. Leveraging Technology in your New Law Practice
    Presented by
    Carol L. Schlein, Esq.
    Legal Technology Consultant
    Law Office Systems, Inc.
    a proud member of Lawtopia™ LLC
    carol@losinc.com
    973-746-6454
  • 2. Plan!
    Budget!
    Do your homework!
    Small firm tools are not the same as those for bigger firms
    Set up, establish and document systems to plan for growth and turnover
    Using technology to serve your clients and grow your practice
  • 3. Computer:
    Desktop or Laptop?
    PC or Mac?
    Dual Monitors or Wide Screen?
    Internet Connection: Cable/ DSL/ Fiber (FIOS)
    Printer/ Scanner/ Copier/ Fax combination
    Backup (remote or removable USB drives)
    Getting Started: Hardware (Solo)
  • 4. Multiple locations?
    Data in existing systems?
    Familiarity with available applications?
    Server-based or virtual?
    Need remote access?
    Smart phone data policy?
    Getting Started with Partners
  • 5.
    • Server
    • 6. Self-hosted
    • 7. Remote hosted (virtual)
    • 8. Minimum Specifications
    • 9. Small Business Server
    • 10. Microsoft Exchange (installed or hosted)
    • 11. Terminal Services / Citrix (for remote access)
    • 12. Static IP connection for internet access
    • 13. Printer / Digital Copier / Scanner
    • 14. Remote backup of dedicated server data
    • 15. Anticipate Future Needs
     
    Equipping an office
  • 16. Phone systems
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
    Cell / Smartphones
    Outsourced Virtual Services
  • 17. Microsoft Office/ Google Docs (Business)
    Billing
    Accounting
    Practice Management
    Adobe Acrobat Standard
    Antivirus / Antispam
    Practice Area Specific applications
    Getting Started: Software
    Separate or Combined
  • 18. Options for Sharing Data
    GotoMyPC
    Logmein
    Windows Remote Desktop
    Terminal Services
    Citrix
    Hosted solution
    Microsoft Exchange for larger sites
    Make sure you know who has access to your data
  • 19. Not recommended for direct access to databases (eg. billing, case management)
    Make sure to use encryption options
    Use WPA instead of WEP if available
    Be careful in public locations
    Wireless or Not?
  • 20. Ethical Considerations Risks and Rewards
    Who else has access to your data?
    Security
    How long will the vendors stay in business?
    What happens if they go out of business?
    Password policy
    NYTimes 1-20-10 article
  • 21. Staff and Client access to selected data
    Schedule appointments via website or internet tools
    Obtain forms and status remotely
    Intake process
    Social Media
    Website and Marketing
  • 22. Sample Total Costs of Self-Hosted Solutions (5 Users)
    Source: Houdini Esq Website
  • 23. Sample Costs SaaS 5 Users Per Month
    Costs range from $2880 to $4200 per year
  • 24. Opportunity to streamline workflow
    Better delivery of services to clients
    Immigration clients outside US
    Collaboration with groups of clients
    Attract better clients
    Benefits of Rethinking Your Practice
  • 25. Other Considerations
    Need for conference rooms or meeting space depending on practice
    Use remote collaboration tools to work remotely with staff, clients and adversaries
    Manage work done by staff
    Plan for major changes in technology
    Generational Differences
  • 26. Tradeoffs to Consider
    Convenience v. safety of your data
    Do you have a password policy?
    What data is on your cell phone/ laptop?
    Take precautions on public networks
    Staff Quality of Life v. 24/7 Burnout
    Ease of access v. client confidentiality
    Who has access to your firm’s data?
    What happens if provider goes out of business?
    If Google can be hacked, how safe can your data be?
  • 27. Presented by
    Carol L. Schlein, Esq.
    Legal Technology Consultant
    Law Office Systems, Inc.
    a Founding Member of Lawtopia™ LLC
    carol@losinc.com
    973-746-6454