The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Work From Home Edition, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell is one of the most important legal technology books published at least since 2018, the date of the previous book in this ABA series. My review is complete and should appear at my favorite legal journal
ABA Techshow: Still #1
Many reasons this is by far the best legal technology conference. Their prohibition of selling from the podium is one of the best.
So glad to see them returning to in-person programming this year.
Working from Home & Career Development
Maryann Zaki is bitter–and it sounds like with good reason.
One of her many justified complaints after being pushed out of Biglaw is:
“I was told that I couldn’t “expect to have 3 kids and go on 3 maternity leaves, and make partner at the same time as everyone else” (uh, okay – good…
Growing: Keep Learning Forever
“He that’s not busy being born is busy dying.”
Bob Dylan had it right in his song It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding. This is why I try to keep learning and growing. Jeff Rovner‘s Concept Companion is a worthy tool to help.
It’s build on a simple idea: A deck of cards…
The Crypto Meltdown
As many technically savvy experts predicted, the crypto house of cards is collapsing.
There are technical reasons why the crypto bubble is bursting, including the fact that theoretically unbreakable encryption schemes like those underpinning blockchain have proven to be less than impermeable in practice, as users of Coinbase discovered upon losing fortunes. Attackers go…
Blogging Isn’t Magic–But It Works
Marketing: Put the Ball In Play
There is a baseball saying: “Put the ball in play and good things will happen.” You might hit the ball hard enough to earn a hit. The left fielder might lose the ball in the sun. You might not hit the ball hard enough for a hit, but watch with delight as the wind carries…
An (Old) New Idea: Blogs as a Disruptive Technology
I’m written many articles over the years, but my 2004 Law Practice Magazine article Blogs as a Disruptive Technology is my favorite of the 100 or so articles on legal technology. I like to think that it helped lawyers understand the coming significance of blogs, laying the groundwork for businesses like Kevin’s Real Lawyers Have…
Password Managers: Why And How
Password management programs do not merely make users safer. They make you more productive by reducing frustration and time lost through ad hoc password storage and organization techniques. Pretty nice parley, right? It’s sad that only 20% of people use one.
I’ve been using an app that gets high reviews, 1Password, for a…
The Batch Approach to Blog Writing
I’m not sure I’d ever call myself a Thought Leader, but I guess Jay Harrington has done about as much as any legal consultant for lawyers to earn that title. He has some good ideas on how to write short posts for LinkedIn. Of course his ideas apply just as well to blogging. My favorite:…
I loved the recent LinkedIn shout-out from Carolyn Elefant, which also made some important substantive points about blogging and lawyer use of newer social media.
As best I remember, it was actually a presentation for Maryland CLE when Carolyn first helped me. It doesn’t matter, since whoever it was they loved her ad hoc