CN Tower, Toronto, with a blue sky, taken from the Union Station railway platform

Law Practice Technology Intro

If you’re getting started in law practice as a solo or small law firm – or, to be honest, if you’re in a larger organization but are the in-house counsel and essentially operate a small law firm – you may find this paper useful.  It is a total rewrite of a 2010 paper for the Professional Responsibility and Practice online course put on by my employer.  Consider it a summary as much as anything, with the highlights of what you might consider when selecting hardware, software (and whether to use the cloud), as well as related issues like security, mobile technology, and being productive.

Update:  I have since written a more extensive e-book, intended for law students but good for anyone starting a law practice.  It’s a free download too.

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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.