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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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New Year, New Resolutions: Accomplish Your Tasks with Wunderlist

As a list-lover, I’ve tested a number of productivity applications with and without success.  Most recently, I began using an excellent app called Wunderlist.  Recently, the developer, 6Wunderkinder, a Berlin-based startup company with offices in China, India, and Israel, received $19 million dollars in Series B funding to expand to the United States and enhance the app.  Since its inception ...

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ABA TECHREPORT 2013: Budgeting and Planning for Technology

The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has launched the ABA TECHREPORT 2013. This comprehensive publication is a compilation of 10 articles analyzing lawyers’ use of the latest technology. Each of the 10 articles is written by a legal technology expert using relevant data from the 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report. Some of the topics covered include mobile, cloud computing, hardware, social ...

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers

Having a difficult time finding a good gift for a lawyer (or perhaps yourself) this holiday season? Fret no more! Reid Trautz recently posted his annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. In its ninth year, Reid’s gift guide features interesting gadgets and tools that might appeal to tech savvy lawyers. This year he recommends items such as: a leather iPad ...

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Why Rebooting Works So Well

Have you already rebooted your computer today? A quick thought experiment: if you had a dollar for every time you’ve had to reboot a computer, how wealthy would you be? Rebooting is a fact of life, especially in the world of Windows (although it’s not only a Windows issue). It’s often not a big issue, and it’s definitely something that ...

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A Lawyers Toolbox – What Do You Need to Get the Job Done?

Once you have been practicing law for a while, it can become easy to get into a specific routine and rely on that for years to come. However, it is important to consider new tools you could incorporate into your habits to boost productivity. In this 30 minute presentation sponsored by Amicus Attorney, discover valuable tools you can begin using to become ...

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A New Paradigm in Technology Conferences

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Clio Cloud Conference, now known as ClioCon, in beautiful downtown Chicago. As with everything Clio does, this conference was over the top. From a fantastic venue and incredible food to excellent speakers and an extraordinarily engaged audience, Clio’s first appearance in the conference arena should have ...

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Oh, Snap! Video Made Simple

As an addendum to last month’s blog about videos, I am very pleased to share with you my most recent technological discovery…the Vsnap. I’ve devoted some time to researching the easiest and best options for filming and editing videos for online distribution. Frankly, shooting long videos and editing them can be a time-consuming process. That doesn’t even take into account ...

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Staffing and HR: Law Practice Today, September 2013

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. September’s edition focuses on staffing and HR, discussing topics such as management, communication, social media background screens, and generational differences. Here are some highlights from this issue: The Dos and Don’ts of Conducting a Legal, Yet Helpful, Social Media Background Screen “Employers ...

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