Hey PDX Legal Hackers:
We are on for our regular last-Thursday Meetup this month. We'll be back a the eBay lounge, and our presenter will be our very own Jason Gershenson.
From what I've seen recently, Jason is one of the most innovative users of technology for legal practice in Oregon, if not the country. He is doing some really interesting things using a number of different cloud-based technology tools, all connected to the API aggregator Zapier (https://zapier.com) to help them communicate with each other and automate workflows.
Jason will be sharing his methods and tips for handling client intake, automated document assembly, Agile project management, time tracking & billing, and many other topics. He'll also talk about avoiding the "software for lawyers" trap by using top-shelf products instead of their legal-specific knockoffs.
For the lawyers in the group, this will be a great opportunity to learn about some ways to leverage the most modern technology to improve your practice. And for technologists, it will give you an interesting real-world look at how at least one lawyer is using APIs to create a robust practice management solution from off-the-shelf components. Not to mention it will give you an opportunity to poke holes or help improve Jason's system (he welcomes both!).
Please promote the Meetup to your networks, and hope to see you on Thursday!