Joshua Poje

Joshua Poje (@poje) is the Director of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center, where he provides technology and practice management guidance to attorneys throughout the country. He is the editor of the annual ABA Legal Technology Survey Report and a frequent speaker and writer on legal technology topics. Follow him on: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+

Quick Tip: Use Automatic Screen Lock

With the profession changing rapidly, many lawyers find themselves practicing in non-traditional settings: from their homes, from shared office spaces, or from a client’s office just to name a few examples.  This change in setting can mean less control over who has physical access to your computer. One simple way to protect yourself is to enable automatic screen locking.  Once …

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Tech Mysteries: How Did My Hard Drive Shrink?

You buy a new 2 TB external hard drive at the store, plug it into your computer and notice that the hard drive properties list the size not as 2 TB but as something a bit less — 1.9 TB. There are two reasons that this can happen: pre-installed software and marketing. Some hard drives today, particularly external drives marketed …

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Free Webinar: Effortless Searchability

Digital documents are abundant in modern law firms, from correspondence to evidence to forms libraries.  Navigating the maze of electronic files can mean a nightmare of inconsistent file names and indecipherable folder schemes. You can cut through many of those headaches by simply making sure your documents are searchable. In this free webinar, we’ll explore how documents from multiple disparate …

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Quick Tip: Save with Online Comparison Shopping

When it comes to boosting the bottom line, firms usually focus on revenue.  Sophisticated time tracking tools are used to make sure no hour goes un-captured, while productivity improvements make attorneys more efficient and thereby free them to bill more hours or complete more flat-fee projects. But there’s another side to the equation: costs.  Firms can easily boost profitability by …

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Quick Tip: Locking your iPad Orientation

Though it’s become a commonplace feature across smartphones and tablets, the iPad’s ability to automatically adjust its layout based on how it’s being held–portrait or landscape–is a remarkable feat.  Unfortunately, it can also be a nuisance in certain situations.  Imagine, for example, trying to share a document with a judge by handing your iPad across the bench.  If the judge …

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5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy

Securing and protecting your firm’s data is essential. Client files, important communications and valuable work product often exist exclusively in digital format today, and thus a major data loss could have catastrophic professional and ethical ramifications. Whether you’re revisiting an existing backup strategy or seriously implementing one for the first time, we’ve put together a five-step plan to help you …

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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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Video: Best Billing Practices

Learn about how you can reduce billing headaches by improving time capture, making invoices easier to generate and send, and by providing better, easier collection methods. This webinar explores methods of leveraging technology to improve billing practices, allowing firms can become more profitable and lawyers can eliminate a little bit of unneeded stress from their lives. The webinar was hosted …

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Quick Tip: Adobe Acrobat Initial View

With just a few clicks, you can control how your PDFs will look when they’re opened by clients, colleagues, or the court.  Do you want the detailed bookmarks you’ve added to be shown immediately? Do you want the document to be zoomed in so the text is legible or zoomed out so the recipient can see the entire page at …

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Wisconsin Weighs in on Metadata Ethics

As we wrote earlier this year, metadata — the hidden information in electronic files — is a significant concern for lawyers.  Metadata can contain important and revealing information ranging from the document’s origins to detailed records of changes and comments left during the document’s creation.  If proper care isn’t taken, a lawyer can easily reveal confidential information to opposing counsel and/or …

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