Why is there so much talk about automation in the practice of law these days? Almost every legal technology source extols the benefits of automation. There must be a reason, right? Yes. Automation of routine tasks can benefit your practice in multiple ways.
You can use a voice recorder or iPhone to capture your thoughts and plan future actions. Over the next few articles, I want to share some thoughts on modern dictation — turning your thoughts into text using technology.
In the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey talks about the principle of beginning with the end of your life in mind. I suggest a smaller version of the concept. Ask yourself each week, “what do I want/need to accomplish this week?” Write down the items. As you look at the list, think of how you would bill your client for accomplishing that task.
In the last article in this series, we discussed automating text entry for creating discovery with sequence fields. This article will expand on this process and others using Quick Parts/Auto Text to help you speed up document drafting.
This article will be a collection of three tips that can be used to speed up the various portions of discovery document drafting. Combining the formatting and these tips will help increase your efficiency when using Microsoft Word.
This article discusses the various online billing and e-invoicing tools available to lawyers today. As always, be aware of your ethical compliance responsibilities when utilizing any online or third-party service.