Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and founder of technology/workflow consulting firm Integrated Technology Services, LLC, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Technology Committee, a newly-created committee of Pennsylvania’s largest association of attorneys. PBA President Michael McDonald created the Committee to help make good lawyers better. Attorney Jennifer Ellis serves as Co-Chair.
“I applaud President McDonald for creating this Committee. To my knowledge, this is the only bar association committee in Pennsylvania devoted to helping lawyers understand and use technology.” Attorney Siegel said, “It is vital that lawyers have the resources to learn about and use technology to obtain the best results possible for their clients.”
Attorney Siegel is well-known for his interest in and focus on the use of technology in the legal profession. Known to many as “The Geek Lawyer,” Dan Siegel has been using technology throughout his career and is considered a national expert on the topic. He has authored the “Technology” column for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s flagship magazine, The Philadelphia Lawyer, since 2003, is Secretary of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division, has authored many books about technology, and has combined his expertise in legal ethics and technology to create the field of techno-ethics. In addition, Siegel assists other lawyers with many areas of technology, including and ranging from ethical concerns to implementation of technology to training lawyers and staff without technical jargon. Siegel also serves as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
“The Pennsylvania Bar Association should be thanked,” said Siegel, “for creating this committee. When I discussed creating technology committees with other local bar associations, I found them to be less than embracing in their replies. This is even though every lawyer needs to know about, understand, and use technology. I am looking forward to building a robust committee that will set an example throughout the state and the country about making technology information accessible to all members of the bar, regardless of their tech skills and aptitudes.”
For more information about the Committee, visit the Committee’s new website at https://www.pabar.org/site/For-Lawyers/Committees-Commissions/Technology. PBA members can join the Committee for free by logging in to the PBA website and updating their membership profiles.