In a small firm, you can’t afford to scramble, spinning your wheels instead of being productive. The trick is to look for easy, reliable ways to increase efficiency via technology. Here are some suggestions to get you up to speed on the best new technology:

Start by taking advantage of tradeshows and bar activities to increase your learning curve. Plan to attend the ABA TechShow (held in Chicago every spring). This is a two-day technology boot camp for lawyers, guaranteed to shower you with many useful tips. Can’t get to Chicago? Try attending ALM’s (publisher of Small Firm Business) LegalTech New York in January or LegalTech WestCoast in June.