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I have the benefit of seeing content ahead of time. Sometimes, I’m good at predicting at what will be popular, and sometimes, I’m surprised. July was no exception.

Here’s what you read the most:

  • My Apple Watch: Initial Impressions, Uses, and its Benefits for Attorneys
  • Are You Smarter than a Real Estate Attorney?
  • Bureaucrats and Mathematicians: Data Science and the Public Defenders
  • 10 Things Attorneys Should Know about Digital Forensics
  • Lexhacks: Hacking to Improve Legal Service Delivery
  • Becoming an Agile Law Firm: Sometimes Smaller is Better
  • Avoiding Personal Damage from a Data Breach
  • Begin With the End in Mind: Defining Goals for Going Paperless
  • Hungry for CRM? Lexicata Delivers
  • An Encryption Quick Start Action Plan

From previous stats, I know that posts related to paperless perform well, as do posts related to gadgets. So it isn’t surprising to me to find Heidi Alexander’s Apple Watch post make the list, or a book excerpt on how to define goals for going paperless. Security continues to be a hot topic, so it makes sense to see an excerpt related to a quick start action plan on the list, or how to avoid personal damage from a data breach. While that may be little comfort given the recent news that the IRS data breach is larger than first reported, it’s still good to know. Remember our data is stored in all kinds of places, so doing what you can to protect yourself remains key.

There are some surprises on this list; Client Relationship Management (CRM) is an issue for any business, but given the many options for practice management that include a CRM component, I wasn’t sure there would be a tightly focused interest on it. Makes me think that either CRM is handled poorly by applications currently on the market, or there is such nuance to doing it well that a separate application is needed. Will be interesting to see how practice management and CRM continue to develop.

 Two other posts stick out for me from July. The first is David Colarusso’s post on data science and public defenders. I often like his posts as they provide a different perspective on law in general, on the life of a public defender in particular, and the impact of data. The other post, somewhat related, is on Lexhacks, and the continuous desire to figure out how to improve the delivery of legal services for everyone. There are four posts about LexHacks and the apps that were developed. Some cool, exciting stuff  definitely worth reading about this summer!