Password Management Tools For Lawyers

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Keeping track of all your passwords, especially the complex ones can become confusing, especially if your law firm uses a large number of programs requiring different log-ins. With more programs requiring the use of different combinations of numbers, capital letters and symbols as password requirements, it gets tough remembering which password goes to what program. Fortunately, with password management program added to your arsenal of legal tech tools, you need to only remember one master password, then you can let the software remember all your log-in information.

Here are some of the best password managers for lawyers.

KeePass: The free open source password manager KeePass helps you manage your passwords securely. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is then locked with one master password. KeePass is a great option for lawyers on a budget as it’s completely free.

LastPass: All sensitive data is encrypted before syncing with LastPass if you choose it as your password manager, meaning your key never leaves your device or is shared with LastPass. The software is secure and also free if you choose their basic option. One feature of LastPass is their option to upgrade to Premium for unlimited access to mobile apps, sharing features and multifactor authentication options.

Keeper: Keeper is another one of the password managers which is free to download and use, although backing up your information on the Cloud does cost a fee. It has a clean interface for navigating through your many log-ins. When you navigate to a website you have already entered the log-in information for, Keeper puts buttons at the top of the interface letting you touch to enter your name, then touch again to enter your password.

Roboform: If you choose to use Roboform as your password manager it lets you automatically log into your web accounts using the embedded browser. The app is free to download but can only save limited log-ins until you upgrade and pay. Roboform remembers the first online form you ever fill out, then saves the data you entered so the next form can be filled in with the click of a button.

At Smokeball we know how important it is to keep legal information secure and safe, which is why we take every care to protect your data when it is being stored and transmitted. We recommend your law firm implement one of the above programs to keep track of all your passwords in a secure area.

By |March 12th, 2015|

About the Author:

For years, Josh has helped lawyers become more organized, productive, and profitable. A trained litigator, Josh came to Smokeball from a large east-coast law firm where his practice focused on franchise, insurance, marine, and general litigation. His work with Smokeball, and his continued passion for what he does each day, is driven by a desire to help lawyers and their staff do better in every way. Knowing well the stress and strain put on today’s legal professional, he regularly focuses on improving work and life in the law. He has traveled the country working with and learning from lawyers and their staff. Josh speaks regularly to bar associations about successful law firm practices and other legal topics. Recent notable engagements have been with the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Missouri Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. In addition to his work at Smokeball, Josh serves on the Writing Resource Center staff at The John Marshall Law School. Besides legal technology, his research interests include judicial decision-making, jury decision-making and psychology, and legal writing. He has written and overseen research exploring causal effects of sex/gender on federal appellate court decision-making, and assisted with research for a forthcoming textbook on judicial decision-making. Additionally, Josh sits on the Board of Directors of Chicago-based Community Activism Law Alliance and on the Board of Directors of Chicago Fringe Opera Company. Josh holds his J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Wash. U. Law Review, held the prestigious Thompson Coburn Research Fellowship, served as Research Assistant to then-Vice-Dean (now Chancellor) Andrew D. Martin, and clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.M. in Music Performance with Honors Scholar distinction from the University of Connecticut, making him a Huskies basketball fan through and through. Follow Josh’s activity on LinkedIn, and keep up with new articles on the Smokeball Blog.