Beware of Lawyers with Old Computers
I have repeatedly advised potential clients to find lawyers who have the experience and resources that are needed to accomplish the client's goals.
While different kinds of lawyers require different kinds of resources to be effective, for many lawyers those resources include fairly modern computer hardware and software.
A lawyer doesn't have to be a computer geek; in fact, many of the best lawyers I know aren't very tech savvy. Thus, it can be misleading to evaluate individual lawyers by how techie they are. But it does make sense to evaluate a law firm's computer hardware and software resources. Often the most tech-savvy people in law firms are non-attorneys such as secretaries and paralegals. And larger law firms generally have an in-house IT department. Most law firms don't require cutting-edge hardware or software. When you are evaluating law firms, don't automatically select the one with the newest machines.
You should, however, beware of firms with the oldest computers and very old versions of software. Thus, you should ask what software your prospective lawyer uses to send email and generate documents. Make sure that they are compatible wiith your computers. Too often, the failure to update computer hardware and software is a red flag. It may be a symptom of poor cash flow.
Most importantly, keeping up with technology doesn't come naturally for many lawyers. It requires decent management practices for small law firms to maintain reasonably up-to-date IT systems. Ancient machines may be a sign that a lawyer has poor management skills. And that's something you want to avoid when you hire and work with a lawyer.