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Busy Lawyers Should Attend TECHSHOW 2010 in Chicago

February 09, 2010 By: Reid Category: Collaboration, Events, Technology

Both Dan and I will be headed to ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago  on March 25-27, 2010, and we encourage all our readers to join us that this valuable conference. Whether you are a tech novice or guru, there is something for all legal professionals at TECHSHOW.

Dan and I might be a tad biased: Dan is a former chair of the TECHSHOW Planning Board, and I currently serve on the Board. As TECHSHOW insiders we know how hard the Board works to ensure the conference delivers great value for your time and money. This year is no exception–the 3 days of seminars, vendor showcase, and personal networking are outstanding!

With the rise of cloud computing, the continued march of mobile lawyering, recent changes in on-line legal research, and more lawyers wanting to go “paperless” TECHSHOW is the only place to get the information directly from the best technology minds in our profession and beyond.

I will be presenting several sessions this year: Document Management on a Dime (with Donna Neff)  and 60 iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes (with Jeff Richardson). Dan is presenting Google Tools for Lawyers and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Crackberries. In addition, Dan and I are collaborating on Practical Use of Smart Phones, an interactive hands-on session about the nuances of smart phones.

In addition to the educational sessions, there will be an expo hall full of over 100 vendors who can demonstrate the latest time-saving, productivity-enhancing products for your law firm. Plus, there are plenty of social opportunities to solidify and expand your business network, including the always-popular Taste of TECHSHOW dinners.

Want to know more? Email Dan or me (using the “Contact Us” button above) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!

ABA TECHSHOW is not to be missed!

Is the Apple iPad a New Tool for Busy Lawyers?

February 08, 2010 By: Reid Category: Collaboration, Technology

Articles and information abound about the upcoming Apple iPad tablet computer, but here are four resources that will help busy lawyers learn quickly whether an iPad is in their future.

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell do a fantastic job analyzing the pros and cons in their latest Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. Download and listen to their practical and insightful thoughts on whether the iPad is a game-changer for lawyers.

Jordon Furlong further explores the issues in his blog post on Slaw, mentioning both my blog post, Is the Apple iPad the Tipping Point? and John Wallibillich’s succinct iPad post on his Wired GC blog.

I won’t make my final decision about buying an iPad until I see and try it, but it just seems to me to be the right tool at the right time in the evolution of technology–especially with the dramatic rise of cloud computing.

The Best Law Practice Management Books are Now Up To 25% Off

February 01, 2010 By: Reid Category: Announcements, Collaboration, Firm Management & Operations, Making (more) Money, Technology

Many of the best books in the field of law practice management are on sale for up to 25% off, including The 2010 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour, and my favorite–The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success! :-)

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February is a great time to spend a few hours each weekend to chill out and read these books to get more ideas and information to have a more successful 2010.

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