People — Who Need People

Technology brings to mind computers and solitary work, yet I find that technology allows us to interact more than ever. Sure, handwritten letters are now less common, and it can be difficult convincing our kids (and ourselves) of the importance of thank you notes and other “quaint” notions. Yet, somehow, technology keeps us connected, too. Today I (finally) emailed my first newsletter from Integrated Technology Services, LLC, and was glad to get it done. But what turned out to be the best part? Email from friends and colleagues who received it and just wanted to drop me a note. The notes weren’t very long, but they allowed us to reconnect, something we wouldn’t have done if we had waited to write a letter and mail it. Email may be fleeting, but it’s a nice way to stay in touch and let friends know you’re still there.

About Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel authors the Technology column in The Philadelphia Lawyer, quarterly magazine of the Philadelphia Bar Association; he also authors the Technology column in Trial Magazine, the official publication of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)). Dan is a nationally-known writer and lecturer about technology in law offices and in litigation. Sensing the need for a firm to address the technology needs of attorneys, Dan opened Integrated Technology Services, LLC, which focuses exclusively upon ways for lawyers and legal support staff to handle cases more efficiently. An attorney since 1984, Dan serves in many technology-related positions. He is Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Law Practice Management Division and co-chairs its Practice Technology Committe. A solo practitioner, Dan chaired the Computer Committee at Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. Dan is also a certified Trainer for LiveNote and certified to support and train Time Matters, CaseMap, TimeMap and LegalFiles.
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