Would you see a doctor who does not use current diagnostic and therapeutic treatments? If you answer yes, perhaps you are are a lawyer who has yet to master legal technology. 

Technology Changes Law Firm Management by Jeremy T. Elman, McDermott Will partner (Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report newsletter, 9 Mar 2009) is a good but surprising article. Elman writes how legal tech has changed law practice: “the road to partnership … is increasingly paved with computer clicks.” He suggests ways for lawyers to gain comfort with technology.

The surprise is that the legal profession stills needs such articles. More client focus on how lawyers practice would unveil the inefficiency of the hold-outs. Perhaps the current economic crisis will finally cause this to happen.