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What's next?

by Joe Kaczrowski | Nov 18, 2015

Two weeks ago the MSBA held its 2015 technology conference down in Lakeville. Several nationally prominent speakers covered topics ranging from mobile security to the ethical duty of technological competence to the impact of technology on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. If you missed the conference, the programs will be available soon as part of the MSBA's On-Demand CLE offerings. The Association also recently formed a new Technology Committee to "keep current on changing technology and determine how the MSBA can best assist its members to stay at the forefront of these changes." So what's next?

The MSBA is in the process of evaluating its recent tech conference and exploring additional programming options. Have thoughts on the recent tech conference or suggestions for future programming? Send us an email at

There are a number of On-Demand programs under consideration, and sections like Computer Law and Practice Management continue to offer a variety of programs relating to changing technology in the law, such as Lawyers, Augmented Lawyering and the Emergence of Legal Artificial Intelligence Initiatives: What You Should Know and You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Mobile Phone Evidence Collection in Civil Litigation.

The MSBA also is working on a new program on February 29, 2016 featuring Barron Henley1 discussing Law Firm Technology, Software and Tools: Everything You Need To Overhaul Your Firm or Start a New One. This all-day workshop will include topics like: 

  • Technology Discovery Process
  • Law Office Hierarchy of Needs
  • Cloud Computing and Software As A Service (SaaS)
  • Legal-Specific Billing and Accounting Software
  • Case/Matter Management
  • Speech Recognition Software for Lawyers
  • How to Choose and Configure Computers for a Law Office
  • Server Issues
  • Tablets
  • Protecting Your Computers and Client Data
  • Best Options for Law Office Print, Scan and Fax
  • PDFs and protecting yourself when trading documents electronically
  • Word Processing
  • Documents and File Management
  • Internet Security, Email Encryption Options and Remote Access
  • Training
  • Intelligent Technology Purchasing for Your Office
  • Web Conferencing and Web Meetings
  • VoIP Phone Systems

Whether you're looking to start a new firm, needing to upgrade or overhaul your office technology, looking to increase efficiency, or just frustrated with your current technology, this workshop offers practical advice to get you where you want to be.



1 Barron Henley also offers a monthly webinar through the Practice Management and Marketing Section.