Software

The End of Windows XP – April 8, 2014

Mark your calendar. Put a tickler on your docketing system. The end of Windows XP is coming and it is closer than you think.  Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Is your firm ready? April 8, 2014 This is big news for law firms large and small. Windows XP has been the operating system of …

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The Best Security Software of 2014

Adapted and excerpted from The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. Security software provides an important line of defense against malware, including viruses, Trojan horses, worms, and other external forces. Even in a solo or small firm network, your client data is of the utmost importance and securing your computers, servers, …

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Intelligent Document Automation in the Cloud

For lawyers, there is simply no way to avoid the influx of documents dealt with on a daily basis. Luckily, innovative technology such as document automation and cloud computing have made it possible to cut a lot of extra corners, ultimately boosting productivity and saving time for more important tasks. With document automation, you can avoid crafting essentially identical documents over …

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Now available: “QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers”

Spend more time practicing law—and less time balancing the books—by investing in easy and effective accounting software. Lynette Benton, a QuickBooks certified ProAdvisor and consultant who has helped hundreds of attorneys and small firms with financial management, will teach you to use this popular accounting software in your law practice. QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers offers step-by-step guidance for …

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Dropbox for the Mobile Lawyer

The case management software I use in my law firm is, without a doubt, great. Although we are capable of logging into our server remotely, there are times when our attempts to log in are not successful. I use Dropbox to read documents on my phone, to work from home, and more generally to keep important and/or sensitive documents safe. …

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Encryption Made Easy: A Primer for Mac Users

By now (if you’ve read even one or two Law Technology Today posts), you know the importance of protecting your electronic data.  Encryption, of course, can be utilized to secure your data, and in some jurisdictions, is required to secure certain types of data.  If you are a Mac user, you can encrypt data with tools built into the Mac …

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Dealing With Tech Frustrations

We wish Dine Law* had a nickel for each time tech support responded to our problems with, “Did you try turning it off and on?”  If you have ever asked an IT person for help with a technology problem, chances are you’ve heard this response in one form or another. Phones down . . . Did you try unplugging it …

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Now Available: “Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers”

LP Publishing’s long awaited Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson is now available! Order your copy today to master Adobe Acrobat editions X and XI in just one hour. Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat—the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with …

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