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The Legal Technology Guidebook by
Call Number: 2nd Floor: KF320.A9 .W55 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together by
Call Number: 2nd Floor: KF320.A9 .M54 2018
Publication Date: 2018
The Science and Technology Guidebook for Lawyers by
Call Number: 2nd Floor: KF320.A9 .C37 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The 2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide by
Call Number: 2nd Floor: KF320.A9 .N45 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Reports: Technology Use in the Legal Industry
Buying Guides, Product Reviews & Worksheets
ABA Legal Technology Buying Guide
Search for a particular product or browse list by category of service/function. Most listings give brief overview of product, link to website and provide contact information for sales reps or company in general. Does NOT provide attorney reviews of the software
Evolve the Law Legal Tech Directory
Browse by type of technology category to view listing of companies, overview of each product including when/how it might be used and contact information for the company.
Consumer Reports Electronics Buyers Guide
Mostly hardware (printers, tablets, computers) but also includes guides for security software, streaming media players & services and telecom services.
Search for product reviews by type of software or software name. Includes user reviews, list of features and other information. Can compare up to four products side-by-side at one time.
Legal Tech Assessment
Paid service that analyzes how efficiently attorneys and other time-keeping support staff utilize technology to serve clients. Cost is based on type of entity and number of employees to be assessed. Read more about legal tech audits here: http://www.abajournal.com/legalrebels/article/could_you_pass_this_in-house_counsels_tech_test
Solo & Small Firm Resources
Company that provides practice management products for solo and small firms. Do need to provide your name and email to download these discussion papers. Papers do include a sales pitch but also provide background on IT and related issues for small firms.
The Must-Have Legal Technology To Start a Law Firm in 2016
Article from Law Technology Today outlines what types of programs & technology attorneys should consider including in their practice, especially for small firms.
Technology blog from mycase which offers cloud-based legal practice management software for solo and small firms.
Legal Technology Sites
The Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL)
"Develops legal resources and scholarship designed to support technology-based initiatives with practical guidance." Conducts annual survey of corporate legal departments and their use of technology and offers a wiki of case management orders and predictive coding opinions. Focuses on eDiscovery but discusses other technology issues too.
International Legal Technology Association
Professional organization for law firm IT personnel.
Legal IT Professionals
Website geared for those providing IT services to law firms but the site does offer video reviews of products, interviews with representatives from various software companies and articles and columns discussing legal technology issues such as security, eDiscovery and social media use by law firms. Sign up for weekly email newsletter for ongoing news.
Top General Technology Sites
Make Use of (MUO)
Not specific to legal technology but is very plain-language and focuses on user experience of particular pieces of technology/programs/software. See the "Top Lists" link for "Best of" postings about everything from "Best Websites on the Internet" to the "Best Firefox Add-ons." Offers pages devoted to iPhone & iPad apps, PC and Mac programs & software, Android devices as well as security and hardware.
Site aggregates technology, social media and entertainment news into one platform. See the Tech tab for articles on Apps & software, mobile technology and other topics. A "Social Media" tab offers a "how-to" link that features social media posts and videos on how to do all sorts of things from how to crowd-fund projects to how marketers can maximize gmail features and even the proper way to build a video game console out of IKEA cabinets. Follow various topics and article areas using many different social media platforms--see http://mashable.com/follow-mashable/
Offers product reviews of hardware, software, mobile and other technology along with videos, how-tos and technology news.
Provides product reviews, how-tos, videos, app reviews and other information for Apple and Macintosh products.
Widespread coverage of tech trends
Offers technology reviews and software commentary although also looks at design, science and science fiction topics. Sometimes leans more towards politics and popular culture coverage but legal IT professionals do seem to follow it (see ILTA survey results)
Daily reviews of new technology and consumer electronics.
General Tech Tips & Helpful Sites
12 keyword research tools and creative ways to use them
See Tip #3, using a brand name and "won't" to find help forums and other software or technology trouble-shooting forums or to locate potentially negative reviews when considering a product purchase. NOTE: to get to the "Google Instant Predictions" screen you have to first run a google search (any will do) and then click on the "settings" link at the top of the search results page.
Have an extremely long URL that you want to share via email, blog, text etc? This site shortens your website address for free, no matter the length--you can even create a customized URL. Also available as a Chrome Extension or Firefox Add-on to make conversion even easier.
Another link shortening site but also analyzes link to measure its reach and click performance, providing recommendations of how to change the link to optimize marketing strategies. Need to upgrade to paid version to customize links and access more advanced features.
Internet Archive/Wayback Machine
Snapshots of a particular website taken at different points in time. Good for showing information that has now been removed from a site or even a site that no longer exists. Simply enter the site URL in the search box.
How to Share Your Work Under a Creative Commons License
Article describes how to choose a license and properly share your licensed content with others.