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Book Review: The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

Book Review: The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies
Book Review: The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

May 27, 2010 Dahna Ori

From time to time we provide information about resources we think will interest our readers. Below, Exari's Marketing Assistant, Miriam Evangelista provides a look at Dennis Kennedy's and Tom Mighell's book, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.

"The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools" sparks a new light on the significance of collaboration in the legal world. The first part is a step-by-step guide that helps lawyers understand the importance of collaboration in the world of legal practices.

The second half of the book offers a broader perspective on selected tools and strategies through which technology can make it easier to work with others. The use of collaboration technologies and tools is explained with simplicity and rigor. The authors give advice on the best ways to use those tools on documents, cases, transactions and projects, and how to develop them into a comprehensive collaboration strategy.

The core message is that by using the latest Web-based and software technologies, you’ll be able to work more efficiently on projects with colleagues , clients and even co-counsels. Also, the authors offer insights into the human component of collaboration, challenged by behavioral, cultural and practical issues.

This comprehensive playbook offers a solution for pretty much anyone, no matter if you are a solo or a large firm practitioner, no matter the size or scope of your project. Law practice management guru Patrick J.McKenna said: "There is an old adage that one can either work hard or work smart… you have a choice." I can’t help thinking what an effective and useful reference this book can be in following the right path.

This post was guest authored by Miriam Evangelista, Exari Marketing Assistant. Miriam joined Exari after finishing her graduate work at Boston University and will be returning soon to her native Italy.

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Dahna Ori is Exari’s Digital Marketing Specialist. Reach out on twitter @ExariDahna