Virtual Office Technology: What Solos and Small Firms Need to Know

Michael Brennan

Technological evolution can be hard to keep up with, especially for lawyers accustomed to a more traditional way of doing business. Terms such as “the cloud,” “SaaS,” and “virtualization” may seem more compatible with the language in which computer engineers speak, but, as a lawyer, incorporating these concepts into your practice enables you to become more responsive to evolving client demographics. Attorneys can increase efficiency, accessibility, and convenience by seeking to understand these technological concepts, assessing their usefulness, and weighing the burdens, risks, and rewards of their incorporation into existing practices. Appropriate virtual solutions can reduce redundancy and costs while decreasing significant risks, such as the potential for data loss or inadvertent breach of client confidentiality.

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