Fall 2020, Legal Technology for Small Firm Practice

Course number

LAW-2156-AD

About the Instructor

Quinten Steenhuis, QSteenhuis@suffolk.edu

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Meeting time: 2 PM - 3:50 PM, Mondays, Fall 2020

The practice of law is increasingly built around digital tools. Lawyers who understand technology have an advantage in the marketplace, both to reduce their operating costs and to help more people. Lawyers today use technology to:

  • Run the business side of the law firm, including
    • Tracking client information
    • Reaching new clients
  • Help make decisions
  • Reduce repetitive tasks through automation and templates
  • Deliver legal services directly to litigants

This class will provide you a survey of the world of legal technology, with special attention to tools that are free or low cost and useful to owners and practitioners in small firms. In the second half of the class, you will produce a final project using one of the tools that we learned in class to solve a legal problem.

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