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Think Strategically About Your Resolutions


Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is a time for your firm to resolve to make some changes and stick with them throughout this year – unlike that gym membership. Consider the following five firm resolutions for the New Year: Change your passwords: Recent data security compromises at stores like Target and other security breaches involving simple passwords ...

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Email Shortcuts: Faster and Safer


Chances are good that the bulk of the email you send each week goes to a handful of the same people – your assistant, a partner, your spouse, and so forth.  The time you spend creating each email and addressing it can add up, and each new message becomes an opportunity to inadvertently type in the wrong email address. Email ...

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iPad Basics: Navigation Tips and Settings

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If you’re new to the world of iPad, here are some tips on navigating around your new device. If you’re a seasoned iPad user, it never hurts to have a refresher.  Maybe you’ll even learn something new!  Most of these tips work on your iPhone also. Add Apps and Folders to the iPad’s dock.  Out of the box, the iPad ...

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Quick Tip: Email Folders as Productivity Tools


We tend to look at email folders primarily as organizational tools. Depending on your personal preference or firm policy, you may have folders for each client or matter, for special projects or internal working groups, or you may even have folders arranged to mirror an existing paper file system. But email folders can also serve as incredibly simple and effective ...

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Managing Information and Interruption Overload


For most lawyers, managing information is a daily struggle.  Between email, research, documents and the considerable administrative work of an active law firm, it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed.  To make matters worse, technology and the aggressive pace of modern practice mean already-busy days are filled with a steady stream of interruptions., adding stress and decreasing productivity. ...

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Quick Tip: Combine Multiple Links


Need to share a list of links?  Normally this is easy: just open an email or Word document and paste the links in.  But how do you share that list of links in the era of Twitter and Facebook? The obvious but less-than-desirable answer is to spam your followers with a series of posts or status updates, each of which ...

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New E-Discovery Tools for Small Cases

What’s hot in E-Discovery? Effective and affordable. The latest tools in search, analysis and review are making E-Discovery more effective in small cases and more affordable for law firms with limited technology budgets. Learn the tools for effective and affordable E-Discovery during the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) What’s Hot in E-Discovery for Small ...

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Strong Password Refresher


Passwords are the first, and sometimes last, line of defense when it comes to data security. It’s vital to use strong passwords for all of your devices and accounts. What constitutes a strong password? Here’s a quick refresher: The length should be at least 8 characters, with some security experts now recommending 15+ characters. The password should include upper and lower case ...

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