Update: The 2013 Version of this book is out. My review is here.
My colleagues and friends of many years, Sharon Nelson and John Simek wrote a book with Michael Maschke called “Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide – Critical decisions made simple.” The book is put out by the American Bar Association.
Upon my request, Sharon sent me a copy of the book shortly after it was published. I recently finished reading it and now I’d like to share my thoughts with you.
Very simply, if you have questions about how to make technology decisions for your firm, this book is a great place to start. The guide provides solid and unbiased advice on the best choices for hardware and software, and looks at topics including: how to securely access data when you are out of the office; smartphones; social media; case management; and protecting your office from malware and spam.
The book is well written and easy to read and understand, even if you don’t know much about technology. Since I know Sharon and John, I have no doubt that the advice they provide is on the up-and-up.
So, if you plan on making some technology decisions this year, or simply want to stay on top of what law firms are (and should be) using these days. Plunk down the $89.95 and check it out.