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Technology Law and Legal Technology. Dennis Kennedy is one of the few technology lawyers who is also an expert on the underlying technologies. Dennis an award-winning leader in the application of technology and the Internet to the practice of law. DennisKennedy.com gives you access to a wide variety of Dennis Kennedy's resources on legal technology, his writings, his well-known blog, DennisKennedy.Blog, and information about how you can have Dennis speak to your organization or group.

Dennis Kennedy is one of the most knowledgeable legal technologists you will find. - Michael Arkfeld.

Dennis Kennedy, a lawyer and legal technology expert in St. Louis, Mo., has been a significant influence in the ever-evolving relationship between lawyers and the Web. - Robert Ambrogi

Big Firm to Solo – Expect to See Much More

MyShingle.com, among others, has recently highlighted the article, “Solo Attorneys Like Their Decision,” which tells the stories of three Washington, DC lawyers who have left big firms.
What this story does not highlight is the growing role that technology, technology costs and, more specifically, technology leasing (both hardware and software) play in the decision process. And I speak from experience. Leasing, in particular, drastically cuts the initial out-of-pocket capital costs of starting a solo practice. The barrier to entry (or, more accurately, the barrier of exit from the “safety” of a big firm) is greatly reduced and the solo option becomes much more financially attractive.
The big firm to solo trend is already on my short list for my 2004 legal tech trends article and I’m planning to write about the technology side of the equation in more detail in an upcoming article. (By the way, if your publication might be interested in such an article, let me know.)
In the meantime, watch for the few drops you may be hearing about this type of lawyer movement turn into a steady stream over the next couple of years.

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