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Robots can't run a law firm -- at least not yet. But when it comes to your basic tasks like scheduling and time keeping, you can save a lot of money by putting the computers in charge. (Or at least letting them help you out.) A few simple apps can help you streamline many typical tasks, from responding to email to collecting a settlement.
So, if you're looking for some tech to lighten you workload, here are 10 recommendations, from the FindLaw archives.
Artificial intelligence is making massive technological strides and has the potential to reshape the legal industry. But right now, you might want to just use it schedule your meetings. Enter "Amy," an AI bot that handles email appointment-making, so you don't have to.
Contract management is tedious and labor intensive, especially if they're paper-based. But a new Silicon Valley startup wants to streamline the process, by executing digital contracts via e-signatures, for free. Can it take contract management into the digital age?
When it comes to jury selection, it might be time to throw out those sticky notes and piles of legal pads. A new app promises to make tracking jurors simple, with an easy-to-use interface. It even has emoticons.
With so many apps, websites, and documents to help you get things done, you need a program that can streamline all your streamlining. Evernote might be it, allowing you to collect research ideas, URLs, docs, and other information in one place.
You didn't get into law because you loved tracking every minute of your day. But, for many of us, tracking hours is an inescapable part of the job. These apps can make it a bit less painful.
You can't always be in front of your desk. And that can be a major problem, if your computer is where all y our information is. Luckily, there are mobile-based options that allow you to keep on top of things while you're on the go.
Too busy to make that minor court appearance? Need an appearance attorney ASAP? Don't worry, there's an app for that. Really.
There are apps that let you buy a beer, apps that split the check, and apps that help you pass the time. There's even an app that lets you be Kim Kardashian for a day. And now, there's an app to help you collect a settlement.
Many attorneys spend hours a day clacking away at the keyboard. Give your hands a rest with these dictation apps. You say it, they write it. It's as simple as that.
Alright, this latest Microsoft offering isn't exactly the most transformative technology of the year. But if you're in to Starbucks and you love scheduling meetings in Outlook, it's the niche product for you, allowing you to set up a caramel macchiato-flavored date right through your email.