Harnessing Tech: Be More Efficient and Focused in the Age of Distraction – D07

Legal Tech/Law Practice Management Track

Session D: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Many lawyers feel the stress of being the chief cook and bottle washer. Often adding to that stress is the relentless march of technology and the ongoing need to learn how to use new software and hardware. This session is about making the technology work for you rather than the other way around. We’ll discuss multitasking myths and how to stay focused on one thing at a time to boost productivity. We’ll also share tools designed to make a lawyer’s life easier.

You will learn:

  • About technology tools to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of your law practice
  • Strategies to improve your productivity through focus


Heidi S. Alexander, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston, MA

Attorney Alexander is the Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, where she advises lawyers on practice management matters, provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies, and helps lawyers develop healthy and sustainable practices. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology. She is the author of Evernote as a Law Practice Tool, an ABA Law Practice Division publication, and serves on the ABA’s TECHSHOW Planning Board. In 2017, Heidi was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism.

Heidi previously practiced at a small firm and owned a technology consulting business. She also clerked for a justice on the highest court of New Jersey and served as the editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Law Review. She is a native Minnesotan, former collegiate ice hockey goaltender for the Amherst College Women’s Ice Hockey Team, and mother of three young children.




CLE Credit: 1.5 hours (LPM)