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How to Text through Email


Many clients are preferring to text with lawyers, but is texting a good idea?

How will you keep a record of your communications with the client? One alternative is to text using email. You can send a text message through email if you know your client’s phone carrier. Texts sent via email are easier to track and store in your firm’s case management system.

For a full explanation of how to text through email, check out this article from inPractice.

For questions about using email and texts with clients, email Courtney Troutman at

Do You Know What to Do with Unclaimed Client Funds in your Trust Account?


The January 2018 issue of the South Carolina Lawyer magazine has a helpful article by Barbara M. Seymour which outlines exactly how a lawyer must handle unclaimed funds. It also includes advice on making sure you don’t have a problem with unclaimed funds in the future.

Make sure your firm is compliant and read her article today.

Selecting New Technology?


Is it time to make some office technology upgrades or purchase new hardware or software?

Before you run out to make any decisions, be sure to review the new Selecting New  Technology webpage from PMAP. This member resource contains checklists to make solid technology decisions for the new small law firm. It also contains lists to help you answer questions such as how to choose a “Mac” Computerhow to choose practice management software and what are the must-have tools for your law practice?

Have questions about technology upgrades? Contact for assistance.

New Year’s Predictions: What Could Happen with Legal Technology in 2018


It's a new year and many leading legal experts have made their predictions about what to expect and what could happen with legal technology in 2018. made three tech predictions – that legal bots will become more common, legal developers will find more uses for blockchain in the form of smart contracts and new cyber attacks will continue to shake the world.

The MyCase blog predictions include the rapid adoption of cloud services such as Office 365.

Also, that AI (artificial intelligence) is already becoming embedded in all kinds of software (legal research provider Fastcase is working to make AI available to lawyers), email will soon become a disfavored avenue of communication with clients and more lawyers will need to develop niche practices to combat alternative legal providers online.

For even more predictions, download Bluelock, LLC’s 2018 Legal Technology Predictions white paper.

Contact with questions.