There is a great new blog post over on the Dennis Kennedy blog about implementing technology.
"The legal profession is not exempt from the current economic turmoil. I wrote the introduction to this column before the last big wave of layoffs, so it feels even more true now than when I originally wrote it: "Given the current economy, odds are there will be many more lawyers in solo practice at the end of 2009 than at the beginning. Change might come about by choice or by circumstance—the “suddenly solo” phenomenon—as news stories are illustrating all too well."
In the column, I focus on how a new solo, especially one who is transitioning from a large firm, needs to think about technology and set priorities. I wanted to focus on the questions to ask.
I highlight three key questions:
First, what is your practice area?
Second, what is your expected volume of clients, work and documents?
Third, what is your budget?
Over the years, I've become convinced that "volume," meaning number, amount and the like, really does drive technology choices. Think about it."