Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Three

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Managing a law practice is like balancing on a tight rope. If you place too much emphasis in one direction, you’ll be plummeting before you know it. Keeping everything in harmony, on the other hand, ensures a smoother walk. That’s why it’s so important to focus on all eight areas of practice management equally. I’ll explain how to use apps to help Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part Two

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As solo practitioners we constantly have what feels like a million balls in the air simultaneously. In part two of this four-part series on law practice management discussing apps to help you accomplish the more business-oriented tasks, allow me to help make the juggling a little easier. Continue reading

Guide to the Cloud for Lawyers

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Is it time to move your Legal Practice Management Software to the Cloud? Enjoy this visually attractive 11-slide presentation from our friends over at MyCase about how you can grow your practice in a secure and reliable cloud computing environment: Continue reading

Apps for Law Practice Management: Part One

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Heather Hale, Esq.

If solo practitioners could simply focus on being great lawyers, how easy would it be to hang your own shingle? But we can’t. In fact, we also have to be great business people in order to have a successful practice. If you’re like me and have no academic background in business this can seem daunting at best, and more likely impossible without a little guidance. For any business, law firm or otherwise, there are eight areas that require balanced focus, attention, and maintenance to ensure a healthy company. In this, the first of four installments on the topic, I’ll explain what those areas of practice management are and how you can tackle tasks in two of them with help from your handy dandy iPad loaded with the best apps to get the job done. The other three installments will each cover two more practice areas and apps to make them a snap. Continue reading

2013 ABA Tech Survey reviewed by iPhone J.D.

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iPhone J.D.: Lawyers using iPhones and iPads

This moring, iPhone J.D. released highlights from the annual ABA Technology Survey. According to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D.: “Yesterday, the ABA released Volume VI of the report titled Mobile Lawyers.  This year’s report shows that a huge and growing number of attorneys are using iPhones and iPads.”

The adoption of iOS devices in the legal sector continues to outpace any other type of smartphone or tablet. Of significant note is the jump from 2011, when only 15% of lawyers used a tablet device, to nearly half of all lawyers now using one in 2013. Richardson concluded: Continue reading

Legal iPad App for eDiscovery announced

Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 8.51.02 AMPress release | Denver, July 24, 2013 ESI Attorneys, a Denver-based law firm with a focus in eDiscovery and Information law, today announced the launch of eDiscovery Assistant(TM), the first legal iPad application designed to help lawyers conduct eDiscovery.

Developed by eDiscovery attorney Kelly Twigger, the app provides lawyers with the tools they need to develop a thoughtful approach to eDiscovery, which can be one of the most expensive elements of litigation. eDiscovery can also be daunting for law firms to adapt and get up to speed on – one of the leading reasons Twigger developed the app. Continue reading

Logitech UE Mobile Boombox: Bluetooth Speaker and Speakerphone Review

Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 12.37.10 PMIf you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone that provides stronger volume capabilities for your movies, music, phone calls and other sound files, look no further. The Mobile Boombox by Logitech is ready to go right out of the box for smartphones or tablets with Bluetooth enabled. Continue reading

Oyez Opening Appellate Courts: Knight Foundation Winner

Today the Knight Foundation News Challenge awarded more than $3 million dollars to civic innovators for government good. One of the winners was The Oyez Project, recipient of $600,000 for opening appellate courts information. According to tech.co, “now 20 years old, the project will use the funding to expand from Supreme Court cases to state supreme and federal appellate courts. Continue reading

Fireplug App offers Google Reader solution

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“Google will kill a highly functional product with fanatically loyal users: Google Reader. From the burning ashes of its funeral pyre, we believe something new and unique can rise up. Not a replacement. Not a new version. A new way of reading and learning. Continue reading