Archived Practically Speaking
Alan J. Klevan Esq., chair, MBA Law Practice Managment Section Council
A Note from the Chair
by Alan Klevan, Esq.
MBA Law Practice Management Section Council
Welcome to the first edition of Practically Speaking, the Law Practice Management Section’s new e-zine. Look for us to bring you exciting news and helpful tips about selecting technologies that can make your practice more satisfying, effective and profitable.
My road to technological understanding was paradoxical, to put it bluntly. When I went into practice with my wife four years ago, I was armed with a laptop, copy machine and typewriter. Two years later, I was still armed with just a laptop, a copy machine and typewriter. Nothing had changed.
I found myself in a sleepy little town called Complacency where no one succeeded and no one failed. Everything was just, well, normal.
Later that year, on the recommendation of a friend, I went to the ABA Techshow and my life changed. I returned with a new commitment to learn more about technology available for the legal profession. And I promised myself to get to the technology “holy land.”
Since that time, I have realized that a lot of new and developing technologies have passed over the legal profession. Many Massachusetts lawyers still operate with only a laptop, copier and typewriter. Seeing this, I have vowed to encourage my fellow practitioners to learn about existing and developing technologies available to them.
That brings us to Practically Speaking. I have asked my friend and colleague, Alan Brown, to be the editor of this e-zine, and he has graciously accepted. In future editions you will see articles on topics such as:
Practical technology for the law office;
Helpful Web sites;
Law practice management tips;
Anything else we can think of to broaden your understanding of technology and its use in the practice of law.
If you like what we’re offering:
Forward this e-mail on to your fellow practitioners.
Attend our Law Practice Management Section meetings.
Tell us want you want to see in the e-zine or submit a contribution.
For more information on what the Law Practice Management section has to offer, you are welcome to contact me via e-mail. If you’d like to get involved with the e-zine, please contact Alan Brown via e-mail.
Thank you for taking the time to read our inaugural issue. We look forward to working with you towards making each and every one of your practices as enriching and fulfilling as possible. And remember, despite the diverse areas of legal practice, Law Practice Management encompasses them all.