Notes from Editor-in-Chief David J. Bilinsky.
It’s ironic, but it seems the longer we do what we do, the more we come to realize that there are other, often better ways of getting things done. So we start to look for tips-—ways to make our lives easier, less complicated and more efficient. We listen to others, read all we can and sign up for programs like ABA TECHSHOW®, hoping to gain a piece or two of advice. In this issue, we’re all about tips, tapping ABA TECHSHOW speakers and some of our favorite writers to deliver the best advice on how to use technology to tune up your practice.
Our goal is to provide you with more than a couple of tips that will give you a leg—or two—up on the competition. Brett Burney and Dominic Jaar provide their best tips for turning a smartphone into a road-warrior weapon. Catherine Sanders Reach focuses on using technology for superb client communications. Britt Knuttgen has transcribed her tips for working with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Two distinguished judges provide inside advice on how to impress the court with technology. Plus, Adobe Acrobat expert David Masters advises on going paper-free, Doug Jasinski explains how to use five fantastic tools in the Google quiver, and Paul Burton offers timeless productivity tips. In addition, Ann Lee Gibson has written a great primer on competitive intelligence, which we’ve complemented with a CI roundtable. We’ve even got tips on legal technology’s future from Sharon Nelson and John Simek.
With this issue, we also launch two new items: Stephanie West Allen’s Reading Minds column and our new reader survey.
To participate in the Law Practice Reader Survey, simply go to the link
You will find a quick and easy Zoomerang survey on a topical practice management issue. I urge you to take the survey—not only will you be sharing your opinion, you will be helping to shape the future content of
Law Practice magazine.
Lastly, I thank Dan Pinnington for spearheading our tips gathering as guest issue editor, as well as ABA TECHSHOW Chair Tom Mighell and all the ABA TECHSHOW speakers who helped our editorial team produce this special issue.
David J. Bilinsky, Editor-in-Chief