Top Technology Tools To Streamline Your Law Practice

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Top Technology Tools To Streamline Your Law Practice

  1. 1. NikiBlack | Director,mycase.com Top Technology Tools to Streamline Your Law Practice
  2. 2. Mocking futurists | The Internet: Bah! Clifford Stoll Total Geek Me 1995 “(Visionariessay)commerceandbusinesswillshiftfrom officesandmallstonetworksandmodems-Baloney... (They)predictthatwe'llsoonbuybooksandnewspapers straightovertheInternet.Uh,sure...Doourcomputer punditslackallcommonsense?Thetruthisnoonline databasewillreplaceyourdailynewspaper.”
  3. 3. Amazon ec2 released in private beta Kindle first released iPad first released iPhone first released Apple app store launched 2005 2007 2008 2007 20102006 Technology timeline
  4. 4. 1. Improved processing power 2. Cloud computing 3. Mobile computing 2. 3. 1. confluence of events How did we get here?
  5. 5. *ieeeComputerSociety2014TechTrendsReport “Mobiledevicesareconstrainedbytheirmemory, processingpower,andbatterylife.Butcombined withcloudcomputing,dataprocessingand storagecanhappenoutsideofmobiledevices.”
  6. 6. a new technology 2011 16% 21% 31% less scary 2012 the tipping point 2013 Lawyers in the Cloud
  7. 7. 38% 91% 48% Lawyers going mobile *2012&2013ABALegalTechnologySurveys
  8. 8. 1 Billing time Tech tool
  9. 9. Time59 or LPM apps stand alone or LPM integration legal apps / web-based legal apps / server-based non-legal apps iTimekeep server-based billing integration Timewerks Pro, Timemaster + Billing, Bill4Time, stand alone Billing on the go
  10. 10. 2 Collaboration Tools Tech tool:
  11. 11. TRELLO GLASSCUBES WEB-BASED TOOLS FREE DROPBOX BOX.NET LPM SYSTEMS GOOGLE DOCS Legal v. non-legal TEXT PAID Collaboration tools
  12. 12. 3 Secure communication Tech tool:
  13. 13. most secure encrypted, protected, confined to platform more secure forwarded emails lose encryption unsecure like a postcard written in pencil SECURE ONLINE PORTALS ENCRYPTED EMAIL EMAIL Secure communication
  14. 14. 4 Document storage Tech tool:
  15. 15. designed for lawyers encrypted by company lpm platforms dropbox & box spider oak & boxcryptor non-legal encrypted by company non-legal & storage only encrypted by user document storage
  16. 16. Document scanning 5Tech tool:
  17. 17. TURBO SCAN GENIUS SCAN http://lawyerist.com/best-scanner/ SCANNING TOOLS IOS APPS KODAK SCANMATE I940 XEROX MOBILE SCANSNAP FUJITSU IX500 SCANNER PRO See: lawyerist blog NEAT SCANNER HARDWARE Scanning tools
  18. 18. 6 PDF annotation Tech tool:
  19. 19. See also: Goodreader, iAnnotate, ReaddleDocs pdf expert ios apps web-based software desktop software See also: PDFEscape, A.Nnotate, PDFOnlineReader group docs See also: Foxit, Okular adobe acrobat Pdf viewing and annotation
  20. 20. 7 Legal research Tech tool:
  21. 21. but less flexibility free with bar participation free prices and coverage vary lower price plans vary most expensive CASEMAKER, FASTCASE, LOISLAW, VERSUSLAW GOOGLE SCHOLAR & FASTCASE APP CASEMAKER, FASTCASE, LOISLAW, VERSUSLAW WESTLAW & LEXIS Legal research
  22. 22. 8 Wearable technology Tech tool:
  23. 23. wearable technology Smartwatches Google Glass
  24. 24. “Thetruthisusuallyjustanexcuseforalackof imagination.” -Garak,StarTrek:DeepSpaceNine
  25. 25. thanksforlistening! NicoleBlack Director|MyCase.com|acloud-basedlawpracticemanagementsystem www.nicoleblackesq.com @nikiblackonTwitter Authorandco-authorof:

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