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The best (and most fun) free/low-cost legal tech for lawyers

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This talk covers a fairly random assortment of technology that I think lawyers might find helpful

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The best (and most fun) free/low-cost legal tech for lawyers

  1. 1. The Best (and Most Fun) Free/Low-Cost Tech For lawyers September 30, 2016 Greg McLawsen Managing Attorney
  2. 2. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m www.soundimmigration.com America’s web-based immigration law firm page 2
  3. 3. Greg McLawsen Managing Attorney Sound Immigration @mclawsen greg@soundimmigration.com www.soundimmigration.com
  4. 4. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m www.soundimmigration.com/events page 4
  5. 5. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m www.soundimmigration.com/lawyers page 5
  6. 6. 8 fun things
  7. 7. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 1 - Google Shopping for tech purchases www.google.com/shopping page 7
  8. 8. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Let’s buy a ScanSnap iX500 page 8
  9. 9. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Find the “Model Item Number” (CTRL F) page 9
  10. 10. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Paste into Google Shopping, sort page 10
  11. 11. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 2 - Jing (www.techsmith.com/jing) page 11
  12. 12. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 3 - LastPass (www. lastpass.com) page 12
  13. 13. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 4 - Doodle (www.doodle.com) page 13
  14. 14. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 5 - Bitly (www.bitly.com) page 14
  15. 15. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 6 - ScheduleOnce (www.scheduleonce.com) page 15
  16. 16. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m ScheduleOnce (www.scheduleonce.com) page 16
  17. 17. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 7 - Boomerang (www.boomeranggmail.com) page 17
  18. 18. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 8 - LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) page 18
  19. 19. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 9 - Stamps.com (guess) page 19
  20. 20. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m 10 - WSBA Solo & Small Practice Section ($35/yr) page 20
  21. 21. Kill email
  22. 22. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Is this your inbox experience? page 22
  23. 23. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Team members need small Q&As on office tasks, case progression Clients want answers to case inquiries Colleagues want to coordinate on bar projects Why is everyone emailing you? page 23
  24. 24. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m …when all you have is a hammer page 24
  25. 25. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m First, understand you have options page 25
  26. 26. What are we trying to accomplish with this information?
  27. 27. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Client Consider secure case-management system. 1. Exchange messages in secure environment. 2. Message saved to client file 1. Get timely, case-specific advice to client *securely* 2. Paper the file re our advice page 27
  28. 28. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Team members How about a team communication tool used by NASA’s jet propulsion lab? Slack (www.slack.com) Conversation-like dialogue on case/office matters. Ongoing. Open to all team members (or not). page 28
  29. 29. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Team “channels” and direct messaging page 29
  30. 30. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Direct messages page 30
  31. 31. Your team communications home base
  32. 32. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m And the price? page 32 Free*
  33. 33. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Try this one with colleagues, too Email is terrible for group coordination on projects e.g. bar committees page 33
  34. 34. Document collaboration
  35. 35. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Brief with associate Declaration with client Article with colleague Where we collaborate page 35
  36. 36. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Author 1 Author 2 Please not this page 36 Now where’s your “current” draft?
  37. 37. Goal: real time collaboration on single document
  38. 38. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Try free Google Docs page 38
  39. 39. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Recognize anything? page 39
  40. 40. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Add comments, flag authors page 40
  41. 41. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Track changes (“suggestions”) page 41
  42. 42. • Footnotes • Formatting Caveat
  43. 43. • Also formatting issues • Microsoft ID? Alternative
  44. 44. Using webinars to promote your firm
  45. 45. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m What is content marketing? Showcasing your expertise page 45
  46. 46. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m www.soundimmigration.com/lawyers page 46
  47. 47. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m P.C.Decent microphone Webinar platform What do you need? page 47
  48. 48. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) page 48
  49. 49. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) page 49
  50. 50. Resources
  51. 51. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Lawyerist (www.lawyerist.com) page 51
  52. 52. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m WSBS Small Practice Section ($35/yr) page 52
  53. 53. w w w . s o u n d i m i g r a t i o n . c o m Seattle Legal Innovation and Technology Group page 53
  54. 54. www.soundimmigration.com/events Greg McLawsen Managing Attorney @mclawsen 253-203-3170 greg@soundimmigration.com www.soundimmigration.com

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