Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law

Using Technology in Modern Family Law Firms | Episode 104

May 06, 2022 Ryan Kalamaya & Amy Goscha
Divorce at Altitude: A Podcast on Colorado Family Law
Using Technology in Modern Family Law Firms | Episode 104
Show Notes

Technology has moved at a rapid pace in the past two decades, especially when it comes to social media and new forms of communication. As a result, lawyers need to be up to date on the many different formats evidence can come in, whether it’s a crucial series of text messages or a video on Instagram. They also need to be sure that their clients are aware of how text messages can inadvertently be deleted by their software or service provider, and the types of consequences that could entail.

Today, Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha discuss the modern family law firm and how to make the most of technology to give your clients the best service possible. You’ll learn about the role that automation plays, from email templates to document management, and how it allows lawyers to spend more time and energy doing deep work serving their clients with fewer distractions and more focus. 

We reflect on how the pandemic has affected in-person hearings, the hybrid approach we expect going forward, and how to know when to use platforms like Zoom and Webex for remote input from experts. Amy also shares a breakdown of how they manage regular check-ins with their clients and describes their models for representation as well as when they can be best applied.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • What it means to have a digital modern mindset in your law practice.
  • The concept of deep work, its benefits, and how to achieve it.
  • Why it’s so important that lawyers avoid burnout.
  • An overview of the components of a modern family law firm.
  • Examples of how lawyers can institute automation in their firm.
  • How our firm structures its workflows and why digital checklists are so useful.
  • Discover how automation can help lawyers do their best work.
  • An overview of document management in a law firm and what that entails.
  • Why law firms need to be up to date on different communication technologies.
  • How text messages can be used in a case and how to ensure authenticity.
  • What clients and lawyers need to be aware of regarding text messages.
  • Why lawyers need to be up to date on the different formats evidence can come in.
  • The impact of the pandemic on hearings and meetings.
  • How in-person hearings are being combined with remote online presence from experts.
  • How technology can be used to keep the judge’s attention on what is important.
  • Why weekly check-ins are beneficial and how to maintain communication with clients.
  • How to keep costs down by agreeing on issues prior to check-ins and meetings.
  • Examples of models for representation, how they work, and the scenarios where they work best.

What is Divorce at Altitude?

Ryan Kalamaya and Amy Goscha provide tips and recommendations on issues related to divorce, separation, and co-parenting in Colorado. Ryan and Amy are the founding partners of an innovative and ambitious law firm, Kalamaya | Goscha, that pushes the boundaries to discover new frontiers in family law, personal injuries, and criminal defense in Colorado.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our attorneys, give us a call at 970-429-5784 or email us at info@kalamaya.law.

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DISCLAIMER: THE COMMENTARY AND OPINIONS ON THIS PODCAST IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE. CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR AREA TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES