Join journalist Charisse Dengler from LawCrossing as she speaks with Texas attorney Tom Mighell about the growing importance of technology in legal practice. Mighell is Senior Counsel at Coles & Thompson, an insurance defense law firm. His niche practice area is daycare liability, defense, and personal injury. In addition, he trains daycare centers on how to protect themselves from lawsuits. In his current position as Senior Counsel, approximately 80% of Mighell’s duties relate to technology issues.
Mighell focuses on working with his firm’s lawyers to help them implement technology in their practices. He trains lawyers on how to use software in order to better serve their clients, maintains the firm’s website, handles electronic marketing, and tests new technology. In addition to discussing his duties at his firm, Mighell talks about his blog, inter alia, which focuses on legal technology and practice management. He describes his goal of highlighting all the different ways that lawyers use weblog technology. Finally, Mighell provides commentary on why blogging has caught on in the legal world, explaining that in addition to serving as a powerful marketing tool for generating clients, blogging allows lawyers to communicate and network with each other and provide information to their current clients.