Law Office Technology/Management Section

Issues relating to law practice management and computer technology are the focus of this section, which also informs its members on the latest in technology and practice management. It annually hosts the Law Tech CLE and exposition.

Chair
The Richardson Law Firm
25 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave Ste 309
Memphis, TN 38103-1626
(901)521-1122
Vice-Chair
Tennessee Dept of Treasury
502 Deadrick St FL13 l Andrew Jackson Bldg
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-7902

In-House Legal Departments Switch to Encrypted Email Communications

The fear of law firm data breaches has led some in-house lawyers to use encrypted emails to communicate with their firms on important matters like mergers and high-stakes litigation, the ABA Journal reports. Encryption allows for sensitive documents to be locked with passwords. Current users of the technology say that once an information technology specialist sets the system up, it becomes “invisible” to the user.
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Productivity Down, Associate Pay Up in 2016

Two new reports show there were more lawyers but lower demand for legal services in 2016, leading to a slump in productivity, the ABA Journal reports. The reports come from the Citi Private Bank and the Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor Economic Index, and also show widespread associate salary hikes. Law firm revenue, however, grew 3.8 percent, despite the decrease in overall productivity. 
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