Lawyers, Meet Vendors, Your New Best Friends


Back in the day, when only large law firms used sophisticated network systems to handle enterprise technology, their IT departments were responsible to assess the standards, quality and functionality of the systems they purchased. And once the installation was complete, it was also IT’s job to maintain the system at the necessary level of functionality.

But as the development and use of scaled-down software, and now cloud products, infiltrated solo, small and mid-level firms that do not employ an IT staff, lawyers have needed to educate themselves to make the right technology choices. Without guidance from an IT professional, there are plenty of wrong choices and expensive mistakes to be made. And with the use of cloud-based products comes the added element of vendor due diligence for lawyers who are at a loss right now to even know what to ask. (I’ve included a sample of a vendor due diligence questionnaire in my post Oh, Data, Where Art Thou?).

But people have never lacked ingenuity, and with it the ability to see a new void as an opportunity. The void is the disconnect between the solos/small firm lawyers and the vendors they are now doing business with on a regular basis. And is filling it nicely.

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