Who we are
Ernie Svenson is a New Orleans commercial litigator who began practicing law dependent on secretaries and paralegals to manage bulky paper files. Then he discovered how to leverage technology to create a paperless law practice.
In 2006, Ernie left a well-respected 50-lawyer firm to start a Ninja-efficient, solo practice. As a nationally recognized speaker, author, and blogger, he’s helped hundreds of other lawyers in small firms use technology to attract better clients, cut overhead, boost profits, and overpower opponents—even if their computer skills are limited to reading emails.
Andrew Legrand went straight out of law school into a solo practice, specifically a virtual law firm. He’s represented local businesses, and national ones —always making strategic use of technology to work smarter and do a better job.
Adriana Linares is the founder of LawTech Partners, a company that offers legal technology training and consulting. What does that mean, exactly?
Well, as one New Orleans managing partner put it, when she walks out of a law firm “lawyers are functioning more efficiently… staff begin performing higher functions… and everyone is happier.” In other words, she’s a “technology whisperer” who gets amazing results, quickly.
Adriana is also part of the Legal Talk Network, where she hosts a popular legal podcast called New Solo. When she’s not podcasting or tech-whispering, she helps the American Bar Association, and other bar associations, through speaking and consulting. Her #1 mission is to help lawyers upgrade their law practices in the smoothest and least stressful manner.
Craig Bayer is the founder of Optiable, which helps small law firms with practice management software such as Amicus Attorney, Clio, Worldox, TimeMatters, and PCLaw as well as cloud services such as NetDocuments, Dropbox, and Google Apps. He’s been doing law-related tech consulting for over ten years, and has worked with hundreds of law firms.
Craig frequently speaks to bar associations, and is sought after because he not only has deep knowledge of law-related technologies, but can also explain it in a straight-foward manner. Craig’s advice is always based on what’s best for the client, even if it winds up being a solution he doesn’t provide.
Megan Hargroder founded Conversations, LLC,which does social media consulting and web-strategy for businesses of all sizes. She loves helping lawyers in small firms, and has spoken several times at CLE seminars, and events hosted by the Louisiana Bar Association.
She agrees that “social media” is an annoying word, but emphasizes that strategic use of social media helps lawyers attract better clients.
Clients who appreciate your diligent work, and are easy to work with…, who can be annoyed with that?