By Destinee Evers
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Before you start buying, you need to
answer these questions:
1. Will you run a virtual office?
Do you plan to use the cloud to
store documents and manage
your cases? Do you plan to work
remotely on a regular basis? If so,
you will want hardware that gives
you the flexibility to operate a
2. Are you a hard-copy person (by
choice or necessity)? Do you work
better when you have physical
When you start your own practice, there is a lot to think about—what kind of
software services you will use,
whether you will rent office
space, how you will find clients,
etc. The list can feel endless.
But you will not be ready to
start on day one unless you
have the equipment you need
to get work done.
Generally, that equipment is
referred to as "hardware," or the
physical electronic devices that
you use for your practice. This
includes basic equipment such
as computers and accessories, phone
systems, printers, and scanners. But it
can also include mobile devices, credit
card processing systems, and more.
This article explores the categories
of hardware you will need in your new
practice and recommendations for
choosing equipment that works for you.
Start-up Tech Your
Law Firm Really Needs:
This article is reprinted with the
permission of the American Bar
Association from the July/August
2018 issue of its GPSolo magazine.