The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division publishes a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. January’s edition focuses on technology, discussing topics such as blockchains, cloud security, social media, technology budgets for firms, and more. Here are some highlights from this issue:

Lawyers Get Ready, There’s a Blockchain Coming” by Dennis Kennedy and Gwynne Monahan

“Let’s clarify what ‘the blockchain’ means, as the term is misleading, and then look at it in the context of your duty of technological competence, as well as try to answer the questions of relevance and staying abreast of the blockchain ‘hype curve.’”

How to Vet Your Cloud Provider” by Sherri Davidoff

“How can you ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data in the cloud? Do your due diligence! In many cases, the cloud can offer the same or even better security and privacy than your on-site system—but you must plan ahead, and choose your provider carefully.”

Using Technology to Improve Your Well-Being” by Ian Hu

“While technology can improve your productivity and help you practice law innovatively, it has also increased the pace of practice. The constant flow of new products and applications can create just as much anxiety. Here are some tips to avoid technology overload and some apps to help improve your well-being.”

Check out the rest of Law Practice Today’s “Technology” Issue here!