In this guest post, we are pleased to have Aedan Kieran, Digital Marketing Executive at Reflect Digital, share his insights about the latest techs that could be helpful for lawyers in their everyday practice and workflow.

Technology is everywhere we look, and it has become an integral part of our daily lives. We wake up and check out emails, scroll through social media over breakfast and listen to Spotify on our way to work. And, it’s not even 9 am but we have already spent the morning glued to our phones. Technology is such an important part of our professional lives as well as social. There are countless pieces of tech that are designed to improve our work and productivity. Below you’ll find the techs every modern lawyer should consider:

Legal Practice Management Software

Legal technology is vital to the future and growth of law firms with clients demanding for better and more efficient legal service. LegalTrek has created a legal billing software to help law firms run smoother, more efficient billing, and enjoy more profitable firm. It is designed to help law firms better track, and manage their hourly billing, alternative, and hybrid fee arrangements.

LegalTrek’s solution helps lawyers deliver precise bills to clients, organize their workflow and improve the collaboration with colleagues. With its customizable interface, attorneys can tailor the solution to the specific needs of their firm, and clients. If you haven’t used a legal billing, or practice management solution till now, check it out, and see how it can streamline your business.

Email Encryption

It is estimated that over a billion emails are sent and received every single day. They are by far the main form of communication, as they are so much easier and cost effective than any other methods. One down side of emails is that they are very vulnerable to being intercepted and read by someone other than the intended recipient. This might not seem too important if you’re emailing a friend about your weekend. But, what if your email contained sensitive documents or information about your firm or a client of yours.

This could be extremely damaging to the professional reputation of both you and your law firm. A situation like this one can be easily avoided by using email encryption. It will give you full control over the emails you send. You will be able to revoke access to the emails or choose how long the recipients will see them for. Sending encrypted emails is just as simple as sending a normal email but you’ll have a peace of mind, knowing it is safe. The email encryption company Egress offers a free 14 trial which could be useful if you consider using encryption to send secure emails.

Virtual Assistants

With today’s speed of the Internet, and technology now being so advanced, it has become possible for people to work as effectively from home as in an office. This has created a new type of work, called virtual assistants/workers. Despite not being in an office, they can complete the same tasks as any other personal assistant.

Virtual assistants are extremely flexible which makes them ideal for small and growing firms who can use them in busy periods. The services of virtual assistants are very broad, here’s why Smart Pa have created this infographic showing the duties of virtual assistants. If you and your firm are considering getting an extra pair of hands for your office, it would be worth considering virtual assistants and the help they can offer.

Staying in The Loop

Staying in the loop is important with new technologies rising every day. Keeping yourself informed about new technologies means you can take full advantage of them, and get a jump-start on the competition.

The easiest way to do this is to read up on news and technology site for what they are talking about and recommending. A great site for this is Managing Partner. It has a technology section, which could be perfect for keeping yourself in the loop with the latest technology trends within the law industry.

Which legal techs do you use? Share with us in the comments below!

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