Don’t Be that Luddite Lawyer

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word Luddite describes “one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest [for fear of losing their jobs]; broadly: one who is opposed to especially techno­logical change.” Being an out of the closet technophile, I frequently en­counter self-described “luddite law­yers” who brag about their lack of … Read More

Form of Consent to Robo Calls in PayPal User Agreement Violates the TCPA Warns FCC

Last week the FCC sent a strongly worded letter to PayPal regarding amendments to the PayPal User Agreement to become effective July 1, 2015. The FCC warned PayPal that the changes may violate provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) which restricts the use of autodial, prerecorded, and artificial voice calls, including text messages. The provision of the new PayPal … Read More

Useful iPad Apps for Lawyers – Summer 2015

Here they are- the Hytech Lawyer’s updated iPad Application recommendations for Summer 2015.  The basic criteria for inclusion are that the App be practical, useful for lawyers, easy to use, and among the best in class. If you think there is a great App that we are overlooking, please let me know- bill@hytechlawyer.com. Enjoy! EMAIL, CONTACT AND CALENDAR INTEGRATION MS … Read More

Technological Disruption and Lawyers

Technology is rapidly changing the practice of law forever. For example, advances in ediscovery tools have made discovery much more efficient, even as the volume of documents to be located, gathered and processed has grown exponentially. Mostly gone are the days of dozens of full price partner track associates manually reviewing hundreds of thousands or even millions of paper documents. … Read More

Look Ma! I Just Created My First Legal Expert System

The technology freight train is barreling down the track; for those law firms and lawyers hobbled and bound by an inability or unwillingness to innovate, the collision will be a messy one indeed. One innovation rapidly gaining traction is the use of legal expert systems by law firms and clients alike to provide quick answers to repetitive legal questions.  Legal expert … Read More