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Infographic: Law Firms are Warming Up to the Cloud

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  New research indicates that independent attorneys are more likely to adopt cloud technology in 2014.  Nearly 40% of lawyers in small law firms – defined in this study as firms employing between 1-20 attorneys – are already using it and consistently cite mobility and freedom of access as among the benefits. Security ... Read More »

25 Essential Legal Blogs and Free LegalTech Bloggers’ Breakfast

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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but if you are a blogger headed to LegalTech New York this year, there is a free breakfast.  The LegalTech schedule lists a Bloggers’ Breakfast event on the calendar for the second day of the conference.  The bloggers breakfast will be held on February 5, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in ... Read More »

Study: 2014 Shaping Up as Year of the Law Cloud

law firm cloud survey

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  How would you describe the cloud to fellow attorneys who were unfamiliar with the technology? “As a fluffy white baby lamb. At least when the weather is nice,” according to one respondent in response to this open-ended question. Quirky?  Yes.  However this survey was aimed at gauging the perception lawyers have of ... Read More »

LegalTech NY 2013: A Look Back Through 11 Posts

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LegalTech NY 2014 is set to open up on February 4th which causes us to wonder: What will be the key trends this year?  Niki Black points to the cloud which may be shaping up as a serious contender in the legal industry. In considering what might be trendy at this year’s show, we thought it would be useful to ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Is the Law Cloud Secure?

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  While just a handful of attorneys believe the cloud is not secure, when we asked them why, the open-ended responses were telling.  Here is a representative sample of responses from attorneys in small law firms in their own words. Note:  This is the fifth and final “Chart of the Day” in a ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: The Law Cloud Means Freedom of Access

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What do attorneys in law firms believe is the single largest benefit of the law cloud?  Freedom of access – 45.2 percent say its the ability to access their data from anywhere, at anytime, from any device with an internet connection. Stay tuned!  This is the fourth of five part “Chart of the Day” series we are publishing over five ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Popular Uses of the Legal Cloud

Uses of the law cloud

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  Many lawyers are clearly already using the cloud – to the tune of 40 percent – but what are they using it for? 60% use it for document storage or management 56.4% use it for back up and disaster recovery 53.6% use it for email 46.4% use it for file sharing Stay ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Unauthorized Use of the Law Cloud?

Unauthorized use law cloud

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  The legal industry has some security reservations about using the cloud.  Indeed, professional organizations task lawyers with the responsibility of ensuring the cloud technologies meet ethical standards for safeguarding data. Despite this, as it often is with technology, the weakest link is usually people.  As the chart nearby indicates, practicing attorneys in ... Read More »

Chart of the Day: Cloud to Overtake Premise?

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  Will cloud-based tools overtake premised-based solutions in the legal industry? 15.4% said yes, in 3 years 38.7% said yes, in 3 to 5 years 34.1% said yes, in 5 or more years This finding has similarities with a 2012 study by Legal IT Professionals which found, “57% predicting that it will overtake ... Read More »

Master Class: Microsoft Word Shortcuts for Lawyers

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Brief.  Memo.  Correspondence.  Agreement. In the mind of the legal professional, these words conjure up a mental image, a vision, of what those documents should look like, which is an intuitive part of working efficiently.  So said Donna Brown in a webinar titled, Microsoft® Word® Shortcuts for Lawyers. Brown has served as a legal secretary and a systems administrator since 1988; today she’s ... Read More »