Here are some cloud or “software as a service” tools that lawyers might use to support their practice. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Catherine Sanders Reach, director of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center (and long time friend and colleague) at the Law Society’s 2011 Solo and Small Firm conferenceabout opportunities to move law practice technology onto hosted servers.
Speakers submit papers for attendees, and at the end of mine is a list of sites that might be useful. As you can see, most of the day-to-day technology is business oriented, not law specific. Since our audience is primarily transaction, not litigation, oriented, I have not included any e-discovery or litigation support resources. This is not by any means a comprehensive list, but was a starting point for Canadian lawyers.
- Google Apps for Business
- Google Mail (free)
- Microsoft Exchange Online
- Microsoft Live Hotmail (free)
- Yahoo Mail (free)