New Year’s Resolutions Technology Style for Legal Professionals

A new year is an opportunity to resolve to do things differently or better or simply step out of your comfort zone and do something new!  I suspect that, for many, utilizing their well-known technology tools is still unsettling, let alone venturing out to try a new technology.  Nonetheless, for 2013 I challenge you to pick one area of technology that would be new to you and step (or, better yet, jump) out of your technology comfort zone and tackle it head-on.

To help you get started, resolve to do one or more of the following:

  • Upgrade your “old school” cell phone to a smartphone, download one useful legal app once a month, and make a point to actually use the apps you download. To help you get started check out my recently published article on legal apps.
  • Create a social media account and use it a least once a week. LinkedIn is a good social media site for professionals and thus a great place to start developing your online presence.
  • Start a legal blog or write an article for your firm’s blog. You may be an outstanding blogger, but you’ll never know if you don’t try!
  • Have a e-Reader? Download an e-book to it and read it! Many legal vendors offer e-book titles too!
  • Go online to do your legal research!

Happy New Year and best wishes with all the resolutions you make!

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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2 Responses to New Year’s Resolutions Technology Style for Legal Professionals

  1. matthias Chiwaya says:

    nice piece of advice. happy new year to you too.

  2. Pingback: Practical Posts Win: My Top 10 Articles from 2013 | Bose Law and Technology Blog

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