Cloud computing, sometimes referred to as software as a service (SaaS), has become a common delivery model for many business applications, like Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote, and practice management software for lawyers. The cloud allows lawyers to store, access and share data from any online source, eliminating the need for their own IT department, and the accompanying technology expenses, management, [...]
Just what is this cloud everyone is talking about? From the perspective of the law firm, computing in the cloud eliminates typical IT expenses, management, and headaches. Cloud options are often cost-effective since they forego high up-front costs in favor of predictable monthly fees. Learn about cloud-software applications in a live (well, recorded) demonstration to help you become better organized, [...]
We’re excited to bring you Sean Carter’s Thou Shalt Not Lie, Cheat and Steal: 10 Commandments For Avoiding Ethical Problems As a Lawyer.” Sean, a Harvard Law School Graduate, is a dynamic and fun speaker. You may have attended one of his sessions as each year, he travels cross-country to present more than 100 CLE programs on such topics as [...]
I’m encouraged that New York and North Carolina are developing rational, well-measured opinions on legal cloud computing that protect the interest of attorneys and establish a level of reliability for the vendors themselves. However, the ABA’s recent suggestions that cloud providers are essentially outsourced providers requiring oversight seems a little impractical to me. The point of cloud computing for lawyers is to make life easier and eliminate headaches.