4 Tech Tools Worth Investigating

There are many technology tools on the market designed for a variety of purposes, but if you have not already invested your time into the following four technology tools you may want to give them a closer look.

  1. Martindale.com a long time legal directory staple is still going strong, albeit now mostly in an electronic environment. Best known as a great resource for finding attorneys and law firms, online features also include legal job postings and communities and groups for sharing best practices and discussing legal issues with other attorneys. According to the American Bar Association, there are 1.2 million practicing attorneys in the U.S., yet a keyword search of attorney or lawyer on LinkedIn yields only 82,513 profiles. Perhaps Martindale.com is the better source for finding an attorney and definitely a resource in which attorneys should be listed.
  2. LinkedIn, the best known professional social media site is still going strong and growing, with over 277,000,000 registered members. It may not be the best platform to find or connect with other attorneys, but it is a great place to connect with current and potential clients because, unlike Martindale.com, it is not limited to just attorney profiles. It’s also an excellent resource for tapping into discussions via its industry specific groups and for getting the pulse on what is happening worldwide via its many thought-provoking posts.
  3. QR Codes (aka Quick Response Codes) are tiny 2-D bar codes that can be scanned with a smart phone and can then direct users to a company website, mobile business card, online profile, biographical information and more. The codes can be placed on paper business cards, law firm brochures and other collateral materials that legal professionals can hand out at networking events. Free QR Code Generator websites are plentiful. Here is a list results for them on Google.
  4. Cloud Computing adoption is on the rise in law firms according to a recent LexisNexis survey. The legal industry has been slower to adopt this technology likely due to perceived security issues surrounding the confidential nature of legal documents. But as those and other concerns get ironed out, third party hosting of a firm’s documents will become more appealing and is likely to be less costly than current day in-house document storage methods.

About Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is a business law firm, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving both publicly held and privately held businesses, governmental entities and high-growth industries. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, international manufacturers, national and regional financial institutions, agribusinesses, sports teams, university-incubated start-ups, media, utilities, cities and schools, to name a few. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients as key business advisors, to exceed expectations in the quality of our work, to be knowledgeable about our clients’ businesses and sectors, to be responsive to service needs and to continually seek to improve the delivery of client services. Our ultimate focus is on our clients.
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