Software Technology, Inc., the maker of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster,was awarded the 2016 Innovation Award for billing software by American Lawyer Media, Legaltech News and The Recorder. The Innovation Awards are an annual recognition of the best legal technology leaders, products, and projects in the legal community.

Once again, Affinity Consulting Group, led by Britt Lorish, Sandy Adams, Steven Best, Debbie Foster and the rest of the consulting, sales, support, and administrative staff, was named Tabs3/Practice Master Consultant of the Year.

When I feel like procrastinating from my appellate practice (reading transcripts, researching, writing, etc.), I walk my dog and listen to technology and other podcasts on my phone via a Bluetooth headset. One of the podcasts I regularly listen to paraphrased former Labor Secretary Robert Reich in saying that anyone whose job can be reduced to a simple script with a yes or no answer has just written their own pink slip. How is that relevant to the modern practice of law?

Lawyers should always be concerned about the security of their mobile devices. The most secure laptop-style device is a Google Chromebook. It is more secure than either a Windows laptop or a MacBook. And it is essentially impervious to viruses and other malware. But Chromebooks have limitations, right? Not for long.

No, I don't mean Internet-based practices, what the ABA refers to as eLawyering. I am referring to virtualization of the desktop environment. Let me explain.

The media has been filled with stories on falling iPad, Android, and Windows tablet sales. Here is one of the reasons why.

The following was written by Affinity Partner and Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2016 Steven J. Best, Esq., for ABA Law Practice Today

Since 1986, lawyers and legal technology enthusiasts have been coming to ABA TECHSHOW to learn how technology helps them work smarter, practice better, and deliver higher quality legal services to clients. Isn’t it incredible to think that some forward thinking lawyers, in 1986 (i.e. 30 years ago), had the forethought to believe that there would be a convergence of law and technology? Putting this amazing futurism in perspective, in 1986, at ABA TECHSHOW #1, Microsoft first went public at $21.00 per share, MS-DOS 3.2 had just been released, and Apple introduced a revolutionary personal computer called the MAC Plus – that included one single megabyte of RAM! Now, thirty years later, most lawyers can’t conceive of a law practice, legal department, or public law service operating without technology.

Software Technology, Inc. announced the members of the 2016 President’s Circle for Tabs3 and PracticeMaster software. President’s Circle members are selected annually based on their expertise with Tabs3 and PracticeMaster software, their strong client relationships, and their sales.

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