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Does Your Attorney Suffer From Technophobia?
By Carl Morrison, PP, AACP and Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D
Attorneys have been historically slow to adopt new technology, and now is no exception. Many attorneys of the “Baby Boomer” and earlier generations are accustomed to creating, using, and storing paper documents despite the greater efficiency afforded by electronic media. Many paralegals find themselves doing more work to accommodate requests that could be performed more efficiently with computers and computer software programs. Could it be that your attorney suffers from the dreaded disorder “technophobia”? Has your work flow been affected by this disease?
What is technophobia? How do you know if your attorney or you suffer from it? Is it contagious and is there a cure? Knowing the signs, symptoms, and treatment options available can help you and your attorney overcome the disease and face the fear of technology.