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Successful Time Tracking Habits

By SimpleLaw on 4/9/20 3:40 PM

Successful time tracking is a habit. Like all habits, it takes a concerted effort to adopt it. Follow these steps to create a new habit that makes sure you are accurately tracking - and understanding - where your time is spent.

Topics: legal technology cloud-based legal tech time tracking
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Legal Tech, the Cloud, and Coronavirus

By SimpleLaw on 3/18/20 10:10 AM

We are living in a truly unprecedented time. The entire world is facing a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening virus, requiring life-as-we-know-it to be drastically changed. Right now. But some aspects of life have not changed. There is still very much the need for legal issues to be resolved. So, if attorneys have not yet adopted technology, they will need to adopt it as quickly as possible. Or possibly face closure down the road.

Topics: legal technology software for attorneys legaltech client portal cloud-based software cloud-based legal tech
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Change... and how to manage it.

By SimpleLaw on 3/12/20 8:04 PM

We are 2 weeks out from ABA TECHSHOW. We are still busy (happily!) connecting with the people we met at the show. SO MANY DEMOS. Whew. ALL GOOD. But the biggest issue for our fellow demo-ees? Change.

Topics: legal technology software for attorneys ABA TECHSHOW legaltech
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Musings... Post ABA TECHSHOW

By SimpleLaw on 3/6/20 1:08 PM

Where to begin! The show itself was great. We love meeting people and having our resident magician in the booth brought some levity to us and attendees. Walking the floor is definitely a bit overwhelming... where to stop, what makes one product better than the other, do I really need this new product, etc.? But also, who has the good giveaways!?

Topics: legal technology ABA TECHSHOW legaltech
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Legal Tech and the User Experience

By SimpleLaw on 10/10/19 3:00 PM

Both my Mac laptop and iPhone were updated this week. Love it when they release new stuff! The enhancements weren't really anything I was really excited about, but keeping up-to-date with data security, device longevity, and the overall UI/UX (user interface and user experience) are really important.

Topics: legal technology user experience
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Legal Tech Adoption and Next Generation Tools

By SimpleLaw on 10/4/19 12:23 PM

Well, it's kind of obvious we are fans of legal tech. We are founded by attorneys who saw the value of implementing technology to improve efficiency and grow their practice. But it is a constantly evolving market, with new technological capabilities being introduced daily. The real question is what do law firms need? How do you decide what functionality to add versus not? What are the priorities for any law firm?

Topics: legal technology Technology and Law
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Tech Competence is Accessible for Attorneys!

By SimpleLaw on 9/5/19 1:20 PM

In 2012, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates revised its Model Rules of Professional Conduct to include knowledge about the “risks and benefits” of technology as a measure of professional legal competence.

Topics: legal technology practice management software software for attorneys
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Overcoming Reservations that Keep You from Legal Tech

By SimpleLaw on 6/20/19 11:57 AM

Law firms that use legal technology are poised for growth, according to a recent study by Wolters Kluwer. But attorneys are still surprisingly reticent to use legal technology.

Topics: legal technology practice management software software adoption Technology and Law
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The Advantages of Case Management Tools for Clients

By SimpleLaw on 5/23/19 2:29 PM

The 2018 Survey of U.S. Legal Technologies examined the standing of legal technology solutions for non-lawyers. It found that most of those solutions are single-feature. They either refer you to potential lawyers, offer resources to clarify legal jargon, or assemble information on legal matters.

Topics: legal technology Technology and Law Clients
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Teaching Legal Tech to Lawyers & Law Students

By SimpleLaw on 5/9/19 9:00 AM

The topic is not a new one. In fact, it has been around for quite a while. And while many law schools are providing the option, mostly through library resources or an optional course, most don't require it. And what about attorneys who are already in practice? Some states are now requiring legal tech training. Many, if not most, are not.

Topics: legal tech legal technology software for attorneys Law Students
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Using legal tech to drive efficiency is the name of the game... or is it?

By SimpleLaw on 3/21/19 9:51 AM

Everyone wants to be efficient. Doesn’t matter what you are doing. And let’s face it, we’re all a bit stressed out. We all need more downtime.

Topics: legal tech legal technology software for attorneys
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What to Know If You Know Nothing About Legal Tech

By SimpleLaw on 3/7/19 1:06 PM

When we hired several interns a few months ago, they admitted that they knew very little about the legal tech industry, or that one even existed.

Topics: legal technology