I have made many friends during my time as an attorney, but there are two who have taught me an incredible amount and to whom I feel especially close. They are Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises. I consider Sharon a mentor, and so when she told me she had released the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, I immediately asked for a signed copy. She sent me one, and I actually took the time to sit down and read it. An actual, physical book.
Do I need to tell you how rarely I read a book that I have to hold in my hands as opposed to download onto a Kindle? I really liked the book and immediately saw its value to both solo and small firm attorneys and law firm administrators.
Well, Sharon, John and their colleague Michael Maschke have done it again. They have completed the 2013 version of the guide. The 367 page book covers everything from what hardware and software to purchase, to issues surrounding cloud computing and collaboration. In addition, it contains detailed information on phones, remote access, and security.
Oh, and by the way, to my great honor, I was asked to write the chapter on social media. I couldn’t risk disappointing Sharon, so believe me when I say, it is the best and most complete document I have ever written on the subject.
I highly commend this book to you. Purchase it on the ABA’s website.