The 21st Century Law Office—Going Electronic Two Years Later
Probate and Property, July/August 2003, Volume 17, Number 4
By Thomas C. Baird
Thomas C. Baird is President of Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C., in Temple, Texas.
Technology is overwhelming today's law firms, especially solo practitioners. The demands for a greater range of services, quicker response, flexible working arrangements, cost savings, and revenue increases, along with natural curiosity about new electronic gadgets and toys, have caused many law firms and lawyers to sink into a quagmire of new technology. The question is whether or not technology will really provide some of the answers the legal profession is searching for—or, maybe more accurately, whether or not the stress and effort are worth the gains and benefits received.