As mentioned today over at my South Carolina Family Law Blog, Google has just added video and voice chat capability to Gmail, making a great product that much better. Now, anyone with a Gmail account can chat with virtually anyone else — for free. Of course, Mac users have had the benefit of iChat for quite some time, but Google has really opened the floodgates with this technology to bring it to the masses.
This technology can make it easier for more attorneys to communicate with each other and also for tech-savvy clients can also utilize this technology to have face-to-face meetings with their attorneys from their homes or offices. The process is literally as simple as setting up a (free) Gmail account, clicking on the Chat drop-down list, and then selecting who you want to talk to.
If you want to learn more about Google's video and voice chats, you can read more in the following articles: