March/April 2016: The TECHSHOW Issue!

Welcome to the TECHSHOW issue of Law Practice!

In honor of our grand conference, we tackle a lawyer’s duty of technological competency. Some may ask, “As long as the client is satisfied, why does anyone care? Don?t the results speak for the methods employed anymore?” But these questions have recently become less clear than ever.

Luckily, our authors enjoy great capability in the technological arts so you should, after digesting this issue, be able to evaluate and safeguard the ?hows? of your own practice.

We welcome Martin Gooding, who contributes some ideas about ?Rethinking the Value of Your Time? in our Finance column, and Mary E. Vandenack shares thoughts on leading technological change in the Taking the Lead column.


Technology Competence: New Wine in an Old Ethical Bottle
Lawyers can no longer swear off the sauce of technology.
By Patricia A. Sallen

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?
Separating the silver lining from the potential rainstorm.
By Mary E. Vandenack

Legal Calendaring: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Calendaring software won?t protect you unless you know how to use it.
By Joseph C. Scott

Say Yes to a Practice Management System
The question isn’t whether your firm should have one, but what option best fits your needs.
By Natalie Robinson Kelly

What Every Lawyer Should KNow About E-Discovery
You need to understand far more than the basics.
By Craig Ball

Views From the Data Security Front Line
All that you need to know about storing, transmitting, and using client data securely.
By Mark G. McCreary


Team Leader: Bob Ambrogi

Team Members: Mary Vandenack, Roberta Tepper, Lance Johnson


Editor’s Note
By John D. Bowers

Tomorrow’s Law Practice: Using Technology to Build Bridges
By Tom Bolt


Try the New LP App and the Online Web Version
By Cynthia Thomas

Simple Steps
Simple Steps for Clearing Digital Clutter
By Allison C. Shields

Legal Ethics and Flexible Lawyer Staffing: Part II
By Michael Downey

News & Events
Understanding–and Balancing–Technology as a Tool
By Joshua Poje


Product Watch
With Citrix ShareFile, Send Files and Emails Securely
By Robert J. Ambrogi

Hot Buttons
Law Firm Cyber Insurance: ‘We Don’t Insure Stupid’
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek

The Digital Toolkit
Note Taking Shoot-Out: OneNote versus Evernote
By Tom Mighell


New Leadership Principles for Managing
By Thomas C. Grella

Career Steps
Dig the Well Before You’re Thirsty
By Wendy L. Werner

Do Lawyers Rule the Internet?
By Micah Buchdahl

Rethinking the Value of Your Time
By Martin Gooding

Practice Management Advice
Avoiding the Pain in Strategic Planning
By Jim Calloway

Taking the Lead
Leading Technological Change in Your Firm
By Karen MacKay


Best Regards,

John D. Bowers, Editor-in-Chief

John D. Bowers, Editor-in-Chief
[email protected]


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