New blog focuses on technology, apps and gadgets that lawyers are using to boost their productivity and manage their practices
By Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.
Legal Media Matters is proud to announce the launch of Lawyer Tech Review, a new blog that aims to provide plain-language tech, gadget and app tips to lawyers and other professionals.
The new site is an outgrowth of Legal Media Matters. Last year, we posted articles on this site highlighting some of the time-saving technology featured at the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. We also ran a guest article about the iPad for lawyers. Because we closely follow our Google Analytics and Webmaster tools stats, we noticed a great deal of interest on the topics, but the subject matter didn’t quite fit with the content on the Legal Media Matters site. Thus the concept for Lawyer Tech Review was born.
Another amenity we are excited to offer is bilingual posts, which will allow both lawyers and abogados to access the information we present.
In our first Lawyer Tech Review article, attorney and blogger Erich Vieth explains how he has leveraged Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software to boost his productivity. An experienced Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dictate user who has been working with various versions of the software for about ten years, Vieth shares both the advantages and challenges of working with Dragon.
We’ll also highlight apps lawyers are using in our App Friday feature. Whether you rely on iPhone, Droid, Blackberry or iPad, we hope the regular feature will help you discover new apps or uncover innovative ways to use standard apps.
And finally, we’re giving away one Dragon Naturally Speaking or Dictate package. To be eligible for the random drawing, you need only subscribe to Lawyer Tech Review’s e-mail alert by 5 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 7. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, Feb. 8.
To learn more about our new blog and to enter the contest, visit Lawyer Tech Review. And if you have ideas for future blog posts, feel free to contact us.