Lawyers Need to Share the Technology Love

Aug 31 / Joe Regalia
Joe recently wrote a guest post for Law Insider about how lawyers can build a better relationship with technology. You can read an excerpt of the article below and check out the full version published on Law Insider here.
If you’re like most lawyers, you love your smartphone. Some might even call it romantic love. We bring our smartphones everywhere. According to the latest stats, most lawyers probably spend more time looking at their smartphones than they do talking to their friends.

It’s not just smartphones; we love other tech, too. So long as it seems helpful and flashy. Our smart coffee makers. Our Netflix. Our self-driving cars. We can’t get enough of technology.

Well, certain technology.

Because our tech love is not spread around evenly. Most of us lawyers don’t feel the same way about our work technology as we do about our personal tech. We love when Alexa takes down our shopping list. But when using our billable-hour tracker or editing a motion in Word—suddenly tech seems less friendly.

I get it. Work tech is not love at first sight. We’ve been burned by it. Probably more than once. Much of the technology we use at work is linked to, well, work. We might be stressed or busy when we use it. We might blame it for some catastrophe that happened in the past. And it just doesn’t seem all that exciting when we get that email from IT letting us know that there’s a new Outlook update.

But work tech has gotten more friendly over the years. You might be ready to see it in a different light. After all, if you love the ten minutes you save letting Spotify pick your music, you’ll adore the hours legal tech tools can save you.

So how do you open your heart to work tech? There are just three simple steps...

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