Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Legal Professionals

DESCRIPTION
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 computing for lawyers in a live demonstration to help you become better organized, more efficient, and run a better practice. Cloud applications covered include Evernote, MindMeister, Dropbox, Efax, and Time and Billing Applications.

Also discussed: If attorneys are going to use cloud computing, what do bar associations have to say in respect to Rule 1.6 governing client confidentiality? While ethics opinions are still forming, early indicators from the ABA and California state that lawyers must use due diligence to use the cloud responsibly. Know the questions to ask, what the risks are, and what you can do to maximize your protection for client confidentiality. And you might be surprised about what you find out.

FACULTY
Larry Port is the CEO of Rocket Matter, the leading web based legal practice management software and time tracking solution. A regular speaker on cloud computing for lawyers and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession and cutting edge technology, Larry frequently discusses marketing, efficiency, and quality techniques in the software industry that can be leveraged by law practitioners.

He has published extensively in legal publications, including Legal Management, Law Technology News, Law Practice Today, ILTA’s Peer to Peer, FindLaw, Chicago Lawyer, and others. Larry was name to the 2012 Fastcase 50 honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders.

Program recorded on September 13, 2011.