I love technology.
Even more particularly, I love using technology to make myself more productive. Lawyers, in general, are technology averse. They have ways that things have always been done and, in their minds at least, there is no reason to figure out how to do them better, faster, or more efficiently. I'm not one of those lawyers.
I harness technology for my clients in ways most lawyers can't.
Years ago I started writing about how I use technology to make me (and my clients) look great. Somehow, those first few articles mushroomed into books for both national publishers and my own self-published works and a successful podcast with a global audience. I've also spoken multiple times for the American Bar Association, the federal judicial college, and several state and local bar associations concerning the effective use of technology in the practice of law.
Some topics that I frequently speak on include:
I've lectured at the American Bar Association and other venues on how to build and give an engaging presentation. I am able to visually explain complex concepts, making them easier to grasp and easier to remember. I use these skills on behalf of my clients all the time. I even wrote a book about it.
I have given many talks about how to effectively run a paperless office. This lets me easily find and share documents with my clients. I wrote a book on that too. My Paperless book received a "Best of" award from Apple in 2012.
That's not all. I also use complex mind-mapping and outlining tools and other collaborative technologies in my transactional and litigation practices to help get results for my clients.
My ability to use technology has several benefits for my clients. I have the ability to adapt quickly to changing technology and find ways to be more efficient on your behalf.