A New Edition of Law Practice Today is out!
The TECHSHOW Issue
Welcome to the TECHSHOW Issue of Law Practice!
This issue of Law Practice offers a preview of the speakers at TECHSHOW 2018. For more than 30 years, the Law Practice Division has gathered the top technology experts for this one-of-a-kind program. If you are resistant to the technological changes affecting the practice of law or just aren't sure where to start, mark your calendars now. One of the reasons lawyers are resistant to technology is they just aren’t sure where to start or how to evaluate the risk of transitioning to a new application or system. Understanding and evaluating that risk can be overwhelming.
This is what TECHSHOW offers lawyers: a one-stop location explaining what technology to use, how to use it and under what circumstances. Whether you are considering using cloud storage for the first time and need to know how to do that safely or whether you are considering using Office 365, TECHSHOW has experts to answer your questions. There are hands-on workshops, small group meetings and an EXPO. The experts at TECHSHOW have done all the research and can help you find the answers. Whether a first-time attendee or a veteran, you will benefit from TECHSHOW 2018. All you have to do is set aside the time to attend.
This issue of Law Practice tackles the current state of artificial intelligence use in the legal community and the prospects for it to change in the near future, the burgeoning use of ransomware, tips on how best to get to the meat of e-discovery matters and much more!
Finally, we’d like to thank our guest columnists. Skip Rudsenske contributed to the Highlights column and Peter Roberts to the Finance column. And we wish Mike Downey well as he hands in his final Ethics column.
Practical Magic: Law's Hands-on AI Revolution
Transitioning from consumer tech to legal intelligence engineering.
By James A. Sherer and Ed Walters
Ransomware: How Many Bitcoins Are in Your Wallet?
Ransomware is an epidemic, and law firms are not immune.
By Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek
ABA TECHSHOW 2018: Why This Year Is Special
TECHSHOW co-chairs look forward to the new Conference location.
By Aaron Street
Office 365: What You Need to Know
With Microsoft's Office 365, even solo firms can have enterprise-level software and services.
By Ben Schorr
Managing the E-Discovery Processing Phase
Careful ESI processing can lead to significant time and cost savings.
By Courtney Ward-Reichard
Thinking Smartly About Smart Contracts
Lawyers should get a jump-start on contributing to this emerging technology.
By Dennis Kennedy
THANKS TO OUR ISSUE TEAM
Team Leaders: Robert J. Ambrogi and Mary E. Vandenack
Learn More About Technology!
By Heidi A. Barcus
TECHSHOW 2018: A New Direction
By Bill Ferreira
Patent Pro Bono Is Good for the Economy and Law Practices
By Skip Rudsenske
Introducing New Technology to Your Law Firm
By Allison C. Shields
Legal Ethics and Tech Entrepreneurship
By Michael Downey
News & Events
A New and Technologically Improved Year
By Zachary Bambacht
Lima Creates Your Own Personal Online Storage
By Daniel J. Siegel
IT Managed Service Providers--Nearly an Imperative
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek
The Digital Toolkit
The Digital Toolkit Guide to TECHSHOW 2018
By Tom Mighell
Resolve to Become a Better Lawyer Leader in 2018
By Thomas C. Grella
Create Technological Buy-In as a New Lawyer
By Wendy L. Werner
How Artificial Intelligence Helps Marketing
By Greg Siskind
Navigating the Bookkeeping of Your Firm
By Peter Roberts
Practice Management Advice
Unity of Direction
By Jim Calloway
Taking the Lead
Lessons from Super Bowl LI
By Karen MacKay
Heidi Barcus, Editor-in-Chief