Legal practice management systems are designed to make running a law office more coordinated, more efficient, and more profitable. Although there are advantages to using a single platform to address all your needs, practice management systems are also designed with the idea that lawyers may be particularly invested in a specific platform they’re already using. Because of this, many practice … Read More
Legal Tech Trends for 2022
While legal technology has always been important to law firms, it’s been especially critical over the last two years as law offices across the country have sought creative and sustainable ways to adapt to the sudden shift to remote working brought on by the pandemic. Fortunately, legal technology has continued to evolve in response to new and increased needs. Here … Read More
How Can I Make Sure My Law Firm’s Data is Protected?
As a lawyer, you know it’s your responsibility to make a reasonable effort to safeguard client information—including by staying current on data security best practices. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to better protect your firm’s data. Make a security policy Every law firm should have a security policy—and it should be reviewed and updated regularly. Policies … Read More
What Should a Law Firm Data Security Policy Contain?
Cyberattacks present a serious threat to law firms. Not only can they cost you client relationships, but they can also damage your wider reputation. And if you didn’t take reasonable steps to safeguard client information, they can leave you in violation of American Bar Association Model Rule 1.6—and sometimes State Bar requirements, too. To reduce the likelihood of hacked client … Read More
How Can Our Law Firm Protect Data on Our Firm’s Phones and Laptops?
Increasingly, the ABA and state Bar Associations have been developing guidelines lawyers should follow to safeguard clients’ personal information. But law firms actually have a lot of sensitive data that needs to be protected—and there are several steps you can take to protect data on your firm’s phones and laptops. Multi-factor authentication Multi-factor authentication, or using two methods of verifying … Read More
Should Law Firms Use a Password Manager?
You know your passwords should be long, unique, and different from one login to the next. But if you actually follow those cybersecurity guidelines, you’ll have a tough time remembering all your passwords. Instead of writing down everything somewhere that risks being found by someone else or lost or in a document that can be hacked, more and more law … Read More
Is it ethical or allowed for law firms to use cloud storage?
Storing information through the cloud—or using cloud-based software—means saving information on servers owned by third parties. Given the immense value placed on lawyers keeping their clients’ information safe— and not sharing it with others—this relatively new technology has raised concerns. Time-saving technology Cloud-based tech has proven itself immensely helpful for law firms. It updates in real time and doesn’t need … Read More
What should lawyers look for when choosing a cloud-based practice management program?
Cloud-based practice management programs bring a host of benefits: automatic updates and upgrades, anywhere and anytime access, increased collaboration, easy to locate clients documents and notes and more. But choosing the right program for your firm should be a consideration of features and fit to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit. Features Before you look for a program, list … Read More
What data security best practices should law firms take when working remotely?
With law firms being forced to work remotely, there may have not been considerable time to plan effective data security during the transition. Now that many are becoming used to working remotely, law firms should be paying close attention to keeping their data safe, which can be a challenge when everyone is operating on a different network. When in the … Read More
What options do lawyers have aside from in-person consultations?
When an in-person consultation or meeting isn’t an option, lawyers have other ways to connect. For new clients in particular, building a relationship is important. A phone call doesn’t always create a connection as being able to see someone’s face and look at them. For that reason, lawyers can turn to virtual consultations as an option. Video conferencing Today, technology … Read More