Legal Technology Insiders Help Small Law Firms Select Technology

Mar 10, 2011, 11:15 ET from American Bar Association

New Handbook by Legal Technology Insiders Help Small Law Firms Find the Best New Technology for Their Dollar

CHICAGO, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legal technology insiders show small law firms how using the best available technology can be a valuable asset. The right technology can save lawyers time and money in the long run, as well as increase productivity, enhance communications with clients, and expand business opportunities.

A new guide from the American Bar Association's Section of Law Practice Management, The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple, offers the latest information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, law practice management software, printers, security products, smart phones, the iPad, and anything a single lawyer or a small law office might need.  It is the only one of its kind written by legal technology experts to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar.

 Written by leading legal technology insiders Sharon D. Nelson, and John W. Simek, president and vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and information technology firm in Fairfax, Va., and Michael Maschke, Sensei's director of computer forensics, this edition of this annual guide includes:

  • A complete, unbiased overview of current legal technology products
  • Step-by-step instructions for making sound technology decisions
  • Guidelines on how to choose the right operating system and software for today's legal office, including case management applications, billing systems, document management solutions, and the best law practice management software
  • Information to help determine what is needed to go wireless
  • Advice on how to protect a law firm from security threats, including viruses, spyware and spam 
  • The legal implications of networking
  • Determining what you need to go wireless

The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law – marketing, management, technology and finance -- through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, Web site and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world's premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing program, which has more than 90 titles in print.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Title: The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Authors: Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek, and Michael C. Maschke

Publisher: American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section

Pages: 292

Product Code: 5110716

ISBN: 978-1-61632-105-5

Size: 7 x 10  

Binding: Soft Cover

Price: $89.95; $54.95 for Law Practice Management Section members

Orders:, 800-285-2221

SOURCE American Bar Association