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Artificial Intelligence and Everyday Law Practice

By Jim Calloway Artificial intelligence (AI) will be the focus of the 2019 OBA Annual Meeting Thursday CLE and luncheon in November. It is quite amazing how quickly AI has moved from the legal tech crowd to a mainstream subject for lawyers. Not many years ago most lawyers would have believed that AI tools would…

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Access to Justice and Productivity Gains for All Lawyers

By Jim Calloway Access to justice is the theme of this issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I’ve had the opportunity to review many of the articles in advance and this is a very thought-provoking collection. Its content ranges from issues directly impacting the practicing lawyer like delivering limited scope legal services, the need for more court reporters and the credentials…

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Technology and the Legal Profession

By Jim Calloway Much has been written about the antipathy of the legal profession toward adoption of modern technology. “The relationship between lawyers and technology is complicated” begins a column in Forbes magazine titled “Lawyers and Technology: Frenemies or Collaborators?” by Mark A. Cohen, noting many lawyers “curious ambivalence” toward adopting technology. That observation is…

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Two-Factor Authentication is Critical Today

By Jim Calloway Technology tools for lawyers is a regular topic in this Law Practice Tips column. Any advice columnist knows the readers will often treat their column like a buffet, taking what they like and ignoring some items that may be good for them, but don’t strike their fancy today. Password managers are like that….

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Eliminating the Terror of Lost Client Files

By Jim Calloway To err is human, as the saying goes. We human beings make mistakes. We forget. We don’t follow through on carefully crafted plans sometimes; but the legal profession is an exacting undertaking, requiring attention to detail, and the legal system is sometimes very unforgiving of errors. Several years ago, as those of us who advise…

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Cloud Computing for Lawyers – 2019

By Jim Calloway “Is it really OK for a lawyer to use the cloud?” is one of the most commonly asked questions I hear from lawyers both today and over the years. The answer is what has been referred to as every lawyer’s favorite answer to any legal question – “It depends.” In my opinion, the expanded answer…

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Oklahoma Bar Intellidrafts

By Jim Calloway This is big. At the Annual Meeting the Oklahoma Bar Association announced Oklahoma Bar Intellidrafts, an automated document assembly service for OBA members. You can enjoy a free trial until the end of 2018 by going to oba.intellidrafts.com. I’ve given many presentations on automated document assembly, both at ABA TECHSHOW and the OBA Solo…

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A Brief Recap of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

By Jim Calloway and Darla Jackson For those with an interest in legal technology, there is really nothing like ABA TECHSHOW, held each spring in Chicago. Although this year, the weather was anything but spring-like. For us, one of the best things about ABA TECHSHOW is (really shameless plug warning) that we will be seeing…

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The Future of Law

By Jim Calloway There has been a lot written and said about the future of law. It is very interesting to observe how many of those future trend predictions are now coming to fruition. So, despite the danger of possible embarrassment risked with predictions and prognostications, let’s talk about the future of law. One prediction…

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The Changing Practice of Law

By Jim Calloway There are rapidly occurring changes in the practice of law. Some of these are part of general changes happening in society and the business world, others are specific to lawyers. I’m certain the reaction of some lawyers reading about law office technology in this issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal would be…

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