YOU BECAME A LAWYER TO HELP PEOPLE AND TO SEEK JUSTICE. You uphold the rule of law, and you believe in civility and professionalism. You enjoy solving problems and finding clarity. But the responsibilities and rewards of being an attorney also come with the mundane tasks of billing, time accountability, document filing, and more. Running an enterprise—whether a large firm or solo operation—is no small endeavor. Technological advances, from software applications to hardware such as smartphones and scanners, have revolutionized the way lawyers do business. Boxes once wheeled into the courtroom have been replaced by the iPad. In today’s legal environment, it is all about cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and expectations. That’s why this month’s Texas Bar Journal examines practice management, from the benefits of cloud computing and going paperless to cybersecurity and safeguarding your information. We also take a look at preparing for a disaster, including such steps as devising a protocol for emergency situations and determining where you will work if your office is inaccessible. Take a moment and take stock. Are you ready for the future? The Cloud Cybersecurity Disaster Protocols
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