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The Digital Edge

52nd Edition: Start It Up Reboot or Reload

By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

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We interview Barron Henley, a partner at Affinity Consulting Group, about the technology that lawyers need today to efficiently open and operate a law office. These are the various specific products mentioned by Mr. Henley during the discussion. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.



MacBook Pro -- http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro

iMac -- http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac

Dell -- www.dell.com

Latitude E6520 -- http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blct651&c=us&l=en&s=soho&cs=ussoho1&model_id=latitude-e6520&

Microsoft Office – Compare editions of MS Office - http://tinyurl.com/7zzhnqv

Timeslips -- http://www.sagetimeslips.com/

Quickbooks -- http://quickbooks.intuit.com/

PCLaw -- http://www.lexisnexis.com/law-firm-practice-management/pclaw/

Copernic -- http://www.copernic.com/

HotDocs -- http://www.hotdocs.com/

Launch AudioPathagoras -- http://www.pathagoras.com/


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About the Author

Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips and was the co-author of the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour (2nd ed.) (2002 ABA.) He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005. He is a member of the Council of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and chair of its Practice Management Advisors Committee. He is co-chair of the 2007 GP/SOLO National Solo and Small Firm Conference. He has been named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He writes Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The archives of that column are available online here.

Sharon Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology corporation based in Fairfax, VA. She is a co-author of The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (2006, ABA), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006, ABA) and The 2011 Guide to Legal Technology for Solos and Small Firms (2011, ABA).

She is the co-author of the monthly legal technology column "Hot Buttons" in Law Practice Magazine and writes and speaks on the subjects of electronic evidence and legal technology throughout the country. Ms. Nelson has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and Oprah's "O" Magazine. She is past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW and has spoken at TECHSHOW for the past eight years.


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By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson


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John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP


Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP


Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E. Leloudis, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Thomas W. Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert, PLLC

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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