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Sneak Peek: How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology Processes

Jennifer M. Ramovs and Catherine Sanders Reach Excerpted from “How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology and Processes” from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 The first big question you may ask is why should you document your firm’s information? This is a daunting project, no doubt. The investment of time now can provide unlimited returns in the … Continue Reading

ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Is Coming! Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration

The countdown begins for the ABA TECHSHOW 2017. State Bar of Texas members can save up to $150 off the registration price for the conference, scheduled for March 15-18, at the Hilton Chicago. Early bird registration ends January 30. To receive your discount, use the code EP1721 and register here. ABA TECHSHOW is an annual … Continue Reading

Fastcase names Texas attorneys among top innovators

Two Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors innovators in the legal field. Jason P. Steed, an associate of Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas, and Mark I. Unger, of the Unger Law Firm in San Antonio, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, and technology entrepreneurs from across the country.… Continue Reading

Disciplinary notice email scam targeting attorneys

State Bars across the country are receiving reports of an email scam targeting attorneys using false notifications of disciplinary actions. So far attorneys in Alabama, California, Nevada, Georgia, and Florida have reported receiving emails that pose as a disciplinary notice from their state bar. In the emails, the lawyer is instructed to click on a … Continue Reading

Favorite apps of ABA TECHSHOW

Panelists and tech-savvy attorneys shared their must-have apps at the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW. Here’s a list of some of them. (Note: See our earlier post for more coverage of the conference.)   Law Practice Management Clio Price: Free (requires subscription to the Clio practice management platform) Available on: iOS / Android Access all the information … Continue Reading

Houston firm’s annual social media campaign aims to stop texting while driving

People of all ages do it no matter how much they know they shouldn’t: texting while driving. And for teenagers, who already have some of the highest crash numbers and are often big users of technology, the consequences can be dire. The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend is bringing … Continue Reading

SXSW: Creativity, ingenuity, and knowledge will help lawyers keep jobs safe from robots

As to be expected for an event at the tech-focused South by Southwest Interactive Festival, a panel of artificial intelligence entrepreneurs voiced fearless optimism for the future job market, even though some studies predict that 47 percent of workers could be replaced by computerization. Much of the insight from the panelists of “Finding a Job … Continue Reading

Key takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2015

Attendees at the ABA TECHSHOW 2015, held April 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois, had the opportunity to learn from tech-savvy lawyers and professionals and see the latest products and services from exhibitors. Below is a recap of select sessions, along with tips gleaned from panelists. Online reputation management With the growing number of consumer review sites … Continue Reading

SXSW panel asks if tech is law’s friend or foe?

“The world is becoming automated, and law is no exception.” This is an unavoidable reality, according to panelists of the South by Southwest Interactive session “Your Next Lawyer Could be a Machine,” who said that it is a “scary time” for lawyers who don’t embrace the possibilities of a technologically driven future but “an incredible … Continue Reading

Web Links from Patrick Keating

zite.com Zite searches the web to find the most recent publications in subject areas that users select. It is a one-stop shop that allows me to avoid running multiple web searches each day.   sethgodin.typepad.com Seth Godin publishes a new post each day on business, marketing, and shipping work that matters.  … Continue Reading

Web links from Benson Varghese

Feedly: Feedly is my favorite news aggregator. It allows you to review the latest news from hundreds of sources within just a few minutes. Google Alerts: Google Alerts notifies you when a term is used on the Internet. It is particularly useful if you are handling a case that has garnered media attention or if … Continue Reading

Casemaker and Fastcase: Reviews from the trenches

This summer, the State Bar of Texas became the first bar association in the nation to offer its members access to both Casemaker and Fastcase. While this is no doubt exciting for those attorneys who already know the benefits offered by these two legal research products—others might be wondering how it affects their daily practice … Continue Reading

Decreasing the paper shuffle in Montgomery County

Although many of Texas’s 254 counties have technologically savvy infrastructures, others have not yet implemented modern, digital operations. Some of these communities are small or remote and less “plugged-in,” while others are more populated but satisfied with or accustomed to their current system. But the permanence of the digital age and the Texas Supreme Court’s … Continue Reading
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