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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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Best Billing Practices

Tracking time and expenses, drafting invoices, and then trying to collect unpaid fees—these are tasks many lawyers dread and avoid.   As a result, billing practices at many firms are inefficient and confusing, leading to frustration for lawyers, staff and clients. Technology can reduce billing headaches by improving time capture, making invoices easier to generate and send, and by providing better, ...

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Smart Tech for Small Firms

Solo and small sized law firms must take a strategic approach to ensure they buy the right technology for their practice. When compared to larger law firms, solo and small firms have limited time and resources, so it’s crucial they find the sweet spot when selecting essential hardware and software. In the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice ...

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Video: Preparing for a Paperless Practice

The right digital strategy will reduce your operating expenses while making your documents safer and more accessible. This webinar, recorded in August 2012, provides an overview of the benefits of a paperless practice as well as practical considerations such as usability, security, remote access, and the legal document life cycle. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource ...

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Preparing for a Paperless Practice (Free Webinar)

Much of the day-to-day work of law firms and legal departments, regardless of size or practice area, revolves around documents: creating them, sharing them, storing them, and locating them.  Traditional paper documents are cumbersome and frustrating to manage.  Aside from the costs associated with printing, shipping, and storing the documents, there’s also an enormous efficiency loss involved in organizing and ...

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Quick Tip: Focus Your Audience

It’s a common scenario: you’re leading an audience through your meticulously prepared slidedeck when you’re suddenly forced off script.  Maybe someone in the audience asked an interesting and complicated question, or perhaps you’ve realized that a particular point in your presentation requires elaboration.  Whatever the reason, it’s a moment when you need to shift the audience’s attention away from the ...

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Previewing Microsoft Office 2013

If you spend a considerable amount of your working life drafting documents, as most lawyers do, the idea of “upgrading” your productivity software can be frightening. With briefs and pleadings to write and deadlines looming, who has the time to learn a whole new interface for Microsoft Word? But as much we might want to keep our old, comfortable software ...

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FFIEC Issues Cloud Computing Guidance

We’ve written a good amount about cloud computing, including our recent comparison chart of cloud computing ethics opinions.  But lawyers aren’t the only professionals struggling to determine if and how to appropriately implement the cloud in their businesses. Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), issued an informational paper on outsourced cloud computing for financial institutions.  The FFIEC ...

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