Law Practice Technology in the Cloud

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.

General Business


File Management (Backup, sync, remote access)

Financial Management

Office Suites

Time Management

Law Specific

Document Management

Practice Management

David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.