Right on schedule, the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple, by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke, is here.
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written in plain language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself – or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you’ll learn how to make technology work for you.
Topics include a complete and unbiased overview of current legal technology products; step-by-step instructions for making sound technology decisions; how to choose the right operating system and software or your office, including case management applications, billing systems, and document management solutions; determining what you need to go wireless; and how to protect your firm from security threats – including viruses, spyware, and spam.
Whether you’re seeking to replace existing desktops or laptops, improve the functioning and security of your existing wired network or add a wireless one, improve your workflow with automation such as voice recognition software or bring order from chaos with new practice management or time and billing software, this book is the place to begin your search for solutions.