Family Law

Family Law News 2018, Issue 1, Volume 40, No. 1

Technology Corner: True Confessions

David Lederman

David Lederman is the Immediate Past Chair of the State Bar of California Family Law Section (FLEXCOM). 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 could start every installment of this column with Bob Dylan’s lyrics:

The practice of law has evolved since I started practice two decades ago. I remember that some attorneys didn’t have email and the frequent nonsensical use of the facsimile machine. Every couple of years I evaluate the state of my office’s internal systems. Some days, I feel that I have firm grasp of the current technologies. Other days, I am just awed by the pace of change and the evolution of traditional ways of doing business. It is easy to become complacent with existing technologies, but we have to keep "swimmin’" or we’ll "sink like a stone." Nevertheless, some things just bug me.

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