Technology is no longer the “future” of law practice, it is the present. Attorneys now have a obligation under the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology . . . .” (RPC 1.1, Cmt. 8)
Leveraging technology in your practice can provide huge benefits, including increasing productivity, efficiency, and minimizing malpractice risk. While there is no right answer as to the specific technology you should purchase, we do have suggestions for the basic technology that you need in a modern law office and best practices to ensure that you protect yourself and your clients.
Law Practice Management Software
ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, Helping Lawyers Solve the Technology Puzzle
FURTHER READING FROM OUR LENDING LIBRARY
2020 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Buying Guide (S. Nelson, J. Simek, and M. Maschke, American Bar Association)
The 2017 Solo and Small Firm Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (S. Nelson and J. Simek, American Bar Association)