Quick Hits Friday: Lawyers as Word Processors, Automation, and Going Solo

It’s October, and fall weather has certainly arrived. This weekend, I recommend a comfy couch, a warm cup of tea, and something good to read. Lucky for you, we can provide the latter. Here are the most read articles of September:

Examining Legal Tech Adoption

“The overarching principle is that the adoption of legal technology is not just a sales process; it’s change.”

Lawyer as Word Processor

“The point is this: skill with Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat is important but, in the grand scheme of things, is it at the core of what a lawyer is and will be in the future? I’m not sure that it is.”

Lawyer as Word Processor: Rebuttal

“I don’t want lawyers to become glorified word processors just as I don’t want them to become glorified typists.”

5 Questions on Automation

“There’s work that belongs to lawyers and tasks that can be automated. Lawyers who understand that difference and how to do something about it are going to be happier and more productive than those who don’t.”

E-Billing Tips & Trends (Video)

“Discover the right approach, process, and technology you can use to turn electronic billing into a competitive advantage in our latest Industry Insight webinar ‘E-Billing for Everyone: Tips & Trends’.”

Eye Contact is a Powerful Listening Tool

“Eye contact is the single most powerful way to communicate care and interest.”

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Solo

“No matter what stage of your career you are in, here are three questions you should ask yourself when evaluating whether it is the right time to open your own practice.”

5 Lessons on Project Management for the Legal Industry

“The role of project managers are manifold: they have to be leaders, managers, communicators, and problem solvers all at once.”

[End of] Summer Reading for the Tech Savvy Lawyer

“In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the changing nature of reading (or listening to) books, talk about modern ways of reading, and share summer reading lists and ideas.”

Document Automation for Real Estate Closings (Video)

“Learn how using dynamic document templates, standardized letters, emails and forms can speed up file preparation, increase profits, and make you look like a rock star to your clients.”

 

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About Chelsea Beran

Chelsea Beran
Chelsea Beran is a graduate student of Communication at Loyola University Chicago with a focus on digital media and storytelling. She has had her hand in every communication "cookie jar" from audio and video production to web design and investigative journalism. She is currently working as a Membership Specialist at the American Bar Association.

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