It is the new year and as always, there is a lot of advice going around. When it comes to legal preparation and presentation advice, the truth is: What works for you is what works for you. Our latest Featured Pros are an excellent example of this. Chris Placitella and Jared Placitella are father and son. They practice at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, a boutique firm in New Jersey and Philadelphia that specializes in mass tort actions. Though they work in the same firm, have similar clients and cases, and use technology to advance their practice, they implement that technology in different ways - according to what works best for them and their clients.
CaseMap, a product first introduced nearly a quarter century ago for managing litigation matters and evidence, and which has continued to remain locally installed software with no cloud access or collaboration capabilities, is finally moving to the cloud.
The document technology company Litera has acquired Best Authority, which is possibly the leading standalone product among legal professionals for generating tables of authorities in legal briefs.
Many tasks in a law office can be frustrating, but creating a Table of Authorities usually ranks toward the top of the list. Levit & James’ Best Authority helps paralegals overcome many of the common struggles encountered with creating a TOA. While automation and software are not complete substitutes for manual proofreading, Best Authority provides an excellent balance between the two.
Are you one of the many people who want to learn how to use Adobe in their law practice management, but just don’t know how? The numerous features that Adobe has makes it very appealing to the customer, but it also makes it a complicated tool to learn quickly. Here are our 9 Law Practice Management Best Practice Tips to help you gain a better understanding of how to use Adobe and its most versatile tools.
Many lawyers only use Adobe Acrobat PDF software to create and read PDFs and do not realize how the software can dramatically increase their productivity while providing better results for their clients.
In legal tech it’s hard to find an all-encompassing solution that meets the needs of law firms from lead generation to matter management. Many of the platforms that claim to be all-encompassing are often offered by large corporate players who have acquired various SaaS platforms and connected through them in awkward and haphazard integrations. Unsurprisingly, these often don’t work effectively.
Many legal firms have a very traditional company culture. Since legal consulting is a profession with long lasting traditions, having a culture that is shaped by a sense for responsibility is good. However, traditional thinking can become an issue when it hinders new solutions from breaking through.
Traditional communication has been, and in some cases still is, by email. This not only poses security risks, but is also not very efficient for both sides.
Over time, there are more and more alternative communication channels on the market. One in particular stands out:
Currently, many attorneys and court reporting firms use video conferencing technology to conduct depositions, mediations, and arbitrations remotely. Will attorneys and legal professionals continue to conduct remote proceedings at a significantly higher rate after the pandemic ends than they did previously? We believe the answer is yes, remote legal proceedings are here to stay.