Technology is no longer the “future” of law practice, it is the present. Attorneys now have a obligation under the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology . . . .” (RPC 1.1, Cmt. 8)

Leveraging technology in your practice can provide huge benefits, including increasing productivity, efficiency, and minimizing malpractice risk. While there is no right answer as to the specific technology you should purchase, we do have suggestions for the basic technology that you need in a modern law office and best practices to ensure that you protect yourself and your clients.

SECTION CONTENTS

Hardware

Paperless

Cloud Storage

Law Practice Management Software

Financial Management Software

Legal Research Tools

Backup Systems

RESOURCES

ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, Helping Lawyers Solve the Technology Puzzle

FURTHER READING FROM OUR LENDING LIBRARY

The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple (S. Nelson, J. Simek, and M. Maschke, American Bar Association)