Did You Write a New White Paper about Lawyers and Time-keeping?

Sharp eyes. Thanks for noticing. Yes, if you go to the AIRTIME-Manager website, you can get a free download of a white paper I wrote on the idea of “time capture” and ways time-keeping and time sheets can be handled in ways that work the ways lawyers work.
Interestingly, this was the first white paper I’ve done. I’ve recently had several companies approach me about whether I’d write white papers for them. I’ve really enjoyed my experience doing this and I definitely welcome inquiries about doing more of this type of writing.
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How is the Relationship between Lawyers and IT Departments Changing Because of Web 2.0 and Other Developments?

I’ve really been enjoying the SLAW blog lately and recommend that you check it out.
Here’s a great example why. Patrick Cormier writes a post called “The Uneasy Lawyer and IT Dialogue” that gives us much to think about in the dynamic of the lawyer-IT relationship and how Web 2.0 (or Law 2.0) concepts affect that relationship. Highly recommended.
The money quote:

Web 2.0 matters for the legal profession, because it promotes an information environment in which lawyers can simplify access to material of precedential value. The difficulty consists in selecting and optimizing the right mix of these technologies; finding how to leverage them and especially how to carefully deploy them within an integrated information management (IM) framework.

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Can You Recommend a Good Introduction to Web 2.0 Tools for Lawyers?

Jim Calloway has a great new article called The “Next Generation” of the Internet? – Web 2.0, that gently introduces lawyers to the ideas and potential of Web 2.0 tools and concepts. Highly recommended.
Jim also recommends two introductory articles that I had a hand in – Does Web 2.0 Point Us Toward Law 2.0? and The Strongest Links: Web 2.0.
I learned that Jim is finally going to fulfill his longtime wish to attend LegalTech New York. I’m definitely looking forward to spending some time with Jim there.
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What Are Some Good Ideas for Updating a Law Firm Website?

I just read some great ideas on updating law firm websites from Fred Faulkner, one of my favorite people to work with (especially after the two years or so we worked together on Law Practice Today). Fred knows his stuff – he’s now the webmaster for the American Bar Association.
I recently got the chance to co-present with Fred (and Kevin O’Keefe – anyone else think that Kevin looks like Jack Bauer on 24 in his picture on his blog?) at BlawgThink, which was a lot of fun for me – and I learned a lot.
Fred has started a new column called “Faulkner’s Practical Web Strategies for Attorneys” on LLRX.com.
This month’s column is called “New Year’s Resolution: Update Your Website.” It takes you through some great ideas for updating your website in the easy, moderate and difficult categories. Read the article and pass along a copy to your web designer. Great job, Fred.
I’m the process of putting together a couple of simple flat-fee website and blog consulting packages that will focus on improving content and the overall success of law firm websites and blogs. Let me know if you might be interested in learning more about the packages.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Caselogistix and Affiliate Marketing Links

As I’ve mentioned, my friends at Caselogistix are bringing me to LegalTech NY next week to speak about trends and predictions in electronic discovery. I hope to see you there. I did a run-through of the presentation today and was pleased with how it is turning out.
As I’ve learned more about Caselogistix, I’ve become intrigued about how this tool fits into the whole litigation management / electronic discovery field. If your practice concentrates in these areas, you’ll definitely want to do some research to see if it fits your specific needs. I like their tagline: “Litigation software so easy to use, lawyers actually use it.”
As part of a new experiment on this blog for 2006, I’m trying out an affiliate marketing link on this blog that is designed to produce a small commission for purchases of Caselogistix use the affiliate link. Essentially, I’ll be doing with Caselogistix exactly what I do with book links through the Amazon Associates program.
You would be correct if you assume that I get a lot of requests to mention products on my blog or put links in the Legal Technology Central Section of my website. I’m looking at affiliate marketing arrangements as a reasonable economic approach to handling those requests. I’m interested in your feedback on that approach.
So, I encourage you to learn more about Caselogistix by using this link:

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