Commentary: Linux at Law

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After 23 years in a midsize firm, Steven A. Reisler decided to go solo and run his practice with free and open source software. For a penguin-sized law firm, hanging out a shingle with Linux proved to be a smart, relatively painless, efficient and cost-effective way to practice law.

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  • Bill Day

    Bravi, Mr. Reisler and Ms. Tsiang. Thanks for showing us the way. In particular, if Ms. Tsiang is able to configure GNU/Linux in a manner that is lawyer friendly, then she may be able to suggest to IT professionals that there is a market for providing FOSS to lawyers, thereby kicking off a virtuous cycle.

  • S Winners

    Your wish list includes a scanner. At our school we have a Ricoh that will scan documents and photographs and send them directly to the computer of the person who needs them. There is also a model that can fax or email them directly to another user. I am at home and do not have the model or other details.

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