In defence of lawyers that aren't legal tech-ing

There are some great legal tech products currently on the market. But lawyers aren’t exactly hammering down the gates demanding to buy. Is it because all lawyers are luddites that can’t see the self-obvious benefits of doing things better? Do they really have no time or money to consider their options? Are lawyers the last bastion firmly holding the line against the Robot Apocalypse? I am increasingly beginning to suspect that it may just be a case of “too much, too soon”. Legal tech is off running while lawyers are still learning to walk in our techno-revolutionary age. Legal tech may well be an easier sell if targeted at solving immediate, day-to-day issues facing lawyers, rather than promising to fundamentally change the way legal services are provided and consumed.

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Cloud Lawyering 2: the Return of the Cloud

What can you do to make your email communications "more secure"? It depends on what you mean by "secure". Information security (InfoSec) is about more than just confidentiality! This post considers InfoSec risks in the context of a fairly routine email exchange between Lenny the lawyer and Carl the client. It makes some simple suggestions to address the various InfoSec risks and make their communications more secure.

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Example user stories for in-house lawyers

I've earlier posted about the lawyers using user stories to communicate with technical audiences. Following on from that post, below are some example user stories for in-house lawyers. I've adapted these from some presentations I gave in late 2015. Clearly the user stories below are not exhaustive and will not capture many of the unique elements that make up your practice. But I hope they will be a useful starting point for you.

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