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Four Quick Productivity Tips for Your Practice

We’re all looking for ways to save a little bit of time in our busy schedules. Whether you use that free time to do extra work, catch up on sleep, or spend time with the family is up to you. Here are four popular productivity tips we’ve been using recently: Bookmark Your PDFs Long documents can become unwieldy and difficult ...

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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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The Management Issue: Law Practice Magazine January/February 2014

Every other month, the ABA Law Practice Division publishes a new issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The January/February edition covers management and leadership. In this issue, learn what tools are needed to not only be a great manager, but a great leader at your law firm. Here are ...

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Call for Nominations: James I. Keane Memorial Award

The delivery of legal services is changing, and lawyers must learn to adapt to this new world in order to be successful in the coming era. This is why the ABA’s eLawyering Task Force was created, to take the initiative and examine ways lawyers can use electronic resources to deliver legal services more efficiently and cost-effectively. In a nutshell, eLawyering ...

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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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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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The New Partner: Law Practice Today, December 2013

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. December’s edition focuses on new partnerships, discussing topics such as mentoring, building relationships online, and marketing and business development. Here are some highlights from this issue: How to Build Great Relationships Online “The big three online social networks—LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+—each offer ...

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Healthcare Industry Data Breaches

In the latest edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Alan Goldberg to discuss the typical causes of a data breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more.  In particular, Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past ...

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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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