The Big Ideas issue of the ABA Law Practice Magazine is one of my favorite publications of the year and the latest on (July/August 2019) is now online and free for you to read. This year the theme is automation. Heidi S. Alexander, Director of Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, provides practical advice on adding automation with simple tools you may already have or which are easy to obtain. Many of these tools can help you save time on administrative burdens and streamline non-billable internal processes. I hope you enjoy her feature story Easy Automation.

And after you have finished reading Heidi’s feature, you really will want check out the remainder of the Big Ideas issue. It is available both in web (HTML) format or in e-magazine format.

This issue covers much more than automation including emerging practice areas, coping with paralysis over cybersecurity concernssafely securing payments from clients and other areas of interest to the practicing lawyer.