Family Law

Family Law News 2016, Issue 4, Volume 38, No. 4

Technology Corner

David Lederman

David Lederman is the current State Bar of California Family Law Section (FLEXCOM) Chair. He also served as FLEXCOM’s Legislation Chair and is the immediate past Vice-Chair. He also served as the Contra Costa County Family Law Section President (and is its current Legislative Director). A Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2001, he is the current Association of Certified Family Law Specialists’ Technology Director. Mr. Lederman is a frequent speaker and writer on family law and technology issues and speaks Mandarin.

I am often asked what my criteria are for technology investments. Should I buy X device or Y software? Do I "need" Z? The answers are simple. Some technology is and should be purchased for fun. It is not an investment in technology and should be budgeted under the category of discretionary spending. When I consider a technology investment, I weigh the investment in terms of the four S’s and cost. The four S’s are:

  1. Speed
  2. Security
  3. Stability; and
  4. Scalability

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