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7 Top Ways Technology Makes It Easy for Lawyers to Stay Connected

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on March 30, 2016 1:00 PM

Finishing a brief from the back of a car. Uploading a last minute filing just as the clock strikes midnight. Keeping in touch with your colleagues while mid-flight. None of these things would have been possible just a few decades ago.

Thanks to a host of apps, programs, and gadgets, attorneys can stay connected (and productive) like never before. In the spirit of helping you stay plugged in, here are seven of FindLaw's best posts on tech to keep you connected.

1. 3 Gadgets Actually Worth Buying for Lawyers

There's a glut of tech gadgets out there, from WiFi-connected toothbrushes to in-office recycling centers. You don't need the vast majority of them. But if you want to be a connected, tech-savvy attorney, you do need these three.

2. Lawyers: Don't Forget to Use Evernote to Stay Connected

Evernote is a popular app often used as a quick place to store your URLs, recipes, research questions, and (of course) notes. But it can also help you streamline your attorney networking process.

3. Slack, for Simplifying Some Aspects of the Law Office

In the Bay Area, it seems like everyone has switched over to Slack, the so-called "email killer" platform that's part social-media, part productivity and communication app. But is it any good for lawyers? Maybe.

4. How to Organize Email Inboxes for Lawyers Without Assistants

Speaking of email, staying on top of your email messages can sometimes feel like a full time job on its own. But, a little effort can help you keep your inbox well-organized and clutter-free.

5. Five Ways to Charge Your Devices on the Go

Speaking of staying connected, you can't if all your devices are dead. And there's nothing worse than being out of the office, waiting for an important email or phone call, and seeing that your battery is almost dead. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there to keep your devices alive when you're on the go.

6. 3 Free Apps to Help Lawyers Manage Projects on the Go

Even when you're telecommuting, traveling to meet a client, or heading to court, you can still stay on top of your office tasks. These mobile-friendly project management apps can help you organize and track your projects, for free.

7. Twitter 101 for Lawyers: 3 Key Ways to Make Your Tweets Stand Out

When it comes to staying connected, Twitter is one of our favorites, letting you stay up to date with colleagues, clients, and even your favorite legal bloggers.

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