If you’re looking for the latest and greatest technology to spoil your most beloved tech-nerds this holiday season, look no further than the annual tech toys edition of The Digital Edge. This year, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk about a wide range of products, from doorbells to submarines, to help you brainstorm gift ideas for everyone on your list.
When the Journal launched the first Blawg 100 in 2007, podcasts, Twitter and smartphones as we know them existed. But they were in a nascent stage. (By our second Blawg 100, we were highlighting podcasts and sharing bloggers’ Twitter handles.)
But from now on, other digital media will share the spotlight with legal blogs—and we’re leaving the portal open to highlight new web platforms that are not yet imagined.
Our inaugural year of this feature honors 50 blogs (and adds five more to our Blawg 100 Hall of Fame), as well as 25 law podcasts and 25 tweeters for lawyers to follow. We once again conducted a survey on the state of the legal blogosphere and report the results online.
How did we arrive at this list of 100? During the summer, readers wrote to us to share what they considered the most compelling corners of the web. And this year—in a change from the last decade—judges from outside our staff made contributions and helped us pick the best of the best.”
Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in “Best Ways to Upgrade Your Technology in 2018” by Joan Feldman with Attorney at Work.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek: Consider the Client Portal
If you don’t already have one, consider implementing a client portal. Client portals will help you solve all sorts of problems. Clients can access documents pertaining to their matters. They’ll know the status of their matter whenever they want to check on it. Clients will be able to “follow the money” and know how much the matter is costing, how much may be left in the retainer and even pay their invoice online if needed. Client communications is much improved as well. Client portals can allow document collaboration and even facilitate secure, encrypted communications.
The good news is that many case management platforms provide client portals as part of the offering. Having a client portal integrate with your practice management is an excellent way to improve the client experience (clients adore client portals) and make your practice much more efficient, profitable and attractive to prospective clients.