What a great way to summarize a conference. Geri L. Dreiling at Legal Media Matters, summarized the recent Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference into 19 tweets:
1. Use Acrobat Typewriter Tool to fill in “nonfillable” forms.
2. Need to send a large attachment? YouSendIt or Megaupload.
3. If you want to follow a site that doesn’t have RSS, use Page2rss.
4. Avoid eye strain when trying to read websites by using Readability.
5. Check out the iPhone J.D. blog.
6. Want to avoid endless e-mails to set up meetings? MeetingWizard.com.
7. Why not save client money by having motion docket via video conference?
8. Speaker asks: Why aren’t lawyers lobbying courts about antiquated time-wasting processes?
9. Hourly billing can operate as a disincentive for law firms to modernize.
10. 2009 was a big year for alternative fee arrangements between Big Law and corporations.
11. Want to see your phone on desk top? Sparus EveryWAN.
12. TrueCrypt is an open-source free program to encrypt hard drive.
13. Need to meet with out-of-state property expert? Combine GoToMeeting, Skype and Google Earth.
14. YouSendIt is a good way to share docs and video, plus it provides a record of who opened it.
15. Freeconferencecall.com: A free tool that saved one lawyer’s ski trip.
16. Giveawayoftheday.com: Free license to one shareware program each day.
17. For real estate lawyers, Google Earth is a good research tool and has been used at trial.
18. Mozilla Firefox is a great browser that also has fantastic add-ons.
19. More solo lawyers are moving to virtual practices. It cuts overhead, and more clients are embracing meetings via Skype.