Overflowing with gadgets, systems and cyber-tools focused on enhancing the legal field, Legal Tech is like heaven for technology gurus and hell for many lawyers resistant to the technology pull. While I’m not an expert on technology, I certainly believe we should embrace it as our world changes. Legal Tech is a gathering place for technological smarties, but it’s also an opportunity for attorneys who are technology-shy to learn more about it and get more comfortable with it.
I spent some time on Wednesday walking around the busy conference and soaking in the legal-technology goodies. I enjoyed speaking with everyone I met, and I was particularly excited about the following products:
•My Case: My Case provides Social Practice Management, which creates a social-media experience among attorneys and staff in one firm and between a firm and its clients. The system includes document sharing, calendar-sharing and syncing, messaging, commenting, time tracking, billing and invoicing, and more.
•Trial Pad: Trial Pad is an application for the iPad through which attorneys can present evidence at trials, hearings and depositions. The app allows you to redact, highlight, write, zoom and perform other editing tasks.
•Westlaw Next: Westlaw launched its research system Westlaw Next about a year ago. Sure it has enhanced searching and quick return speeds, but what I really liked were the small features like shared folders, an icon to designate cases you’ve read, the ability to take notes on cases and the ease of accessing it from your iPad.
•Pro Bono Manager by Pro Bono Net: Pro Bono Manager allows law firms to manage their pro bono matters and matches attorneys to pro bono projects.
Which products did you find most innovative and exciting at Legal Tech? What were your impressions of the conference? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter!
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