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Six Reasons Why Your Next Legal Tech Purchase Should Be an MS Word Add-in

If you're considering new technology to add to your legal practice, it's best to focus on small tech solutions with big impact. Here's how add-ins can help.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Ever Replace Human Copy-Editors?

Software has become more and more important to the work of editors over the last 10-15 years. Does that mean it will soon replace human editors completely?

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Four Tips for Engaging with Diverse Legal Tech Entrepreneurs

When diversity is reduced to a buzzword and a checkbox, the legal tech industry misses out on unique and compelling technologies. Here's how to broaden your perspectives and support diversity in legal tech by engaging with people.

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The Myth of the Digital Native: Establishing Competence and Eliminating Tech Bias in the Modern Law Firm

Don't be fooled into thinking junior associates all have tech competence just because they are young. Otherwise the result will be inefficient and poor work product, lower realization rates and lost profits.

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The Lawyer's Guide to MS Word Training and Resources

Get our list of articles, blogs, on-demand CLEs, companies, and products that help lawyers use MS Word better. We focus on free, low cost, and tiny tech solutions, so it's a great resource for any lawyer.

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Legal Writing: Five-Step Checklist for Better Editing and Proofreading

To make sure your legal writing always meets the highest standard, this article provides a checklist to help make your document shine, and it points to interactive editing software that can give you a competitive advantage when you’re under time pressure.

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Not Competent in Basic Tech? You Could Be Overbilling Your Clients—and Be on Shaky Ethical Ground

Tthe duty of technology competence requires lawyers to be competent in every tech tool that we use to serve our clients, not just fancy data security tools, but regular tools like MS Word. Ivy Grey explains the implications.

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Advice to My Young Associate Self

I wish I’d realized earlier that getting my job in BigLaw was not the end goal—it was just the beginning of an arduous journey that only a few can survive. Ivy Grey explains how to get ahead in BigLaw.

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Exploring the Ethical Duty of Technological Competence, Part II

Billable time spent manually performing easily-automated basic tasks may be an unearned fee. It’s already clear that clients are not willing to pay for this time, but this could be more than a billing write-off—it may constitute an ethical violation. Ivy Grey explains why.

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Exploring the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence, Part I

Our ethical duties require us to do more than just to maintain client confidences, therefore our duty to be technologically competent must extend beyond confidentiality, too. Ivy Grey explains why a lawyer must be competent in all matters reasonably necessary for the representation.

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