Caution: Lawyers Using Technology Ahead

caution.jpgThe Post Process e-discovery blog links to a story on Boston.com entitled “Lawyers Try To Catch Up in Tech World” which is a nice, general story about how technology has become critical to the legal world, even though the profession has “resisted” it for many years.

The piece quotes Randi Mayes, the bellwether leader of ILTA, as well as Henry Chace who is still an active volunteer in ILTA and CIO of Burns & Levinson LLP in Boston. The article discusses several activities in a law firm where technology provides a vital function, but Henry specifically addresses litigation matters:

“Before, we’d get boxes of paper, and paralegals would go box by box by box, coding and figuring out what was important on each page. Now we just scan those documents and use algorithms to determine what’s important or not.”

Link to story.

Honorable Mention: Henry Chace authored an article for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly addressing records management in law firms entitled simply “How To Manage Your Records.”