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Password Fundamentals: Quick Security Tip

A secure password may not be as hard to remember or as difficult to come up with as you think. Watch this video for some tips on coming up with a memorable yet secure password for your important logins. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure ...

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When to Consider Document Management

Many firms are overwhelmed with documents. From thousands of Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, law firms use documents:  Lots of them. In these same firms, the subject of document management comes up frequently and many firms wonder when is the right time to consider a document management system. With so many documents to manage, most firms without a document management ...

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Kennedy Mighell Podcast

Passing the Tech Skills Competency Audit

Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, has gotten a lot of attention recently with a basic tech skills competency audit he administers to outside law firms and the failing grades lawyers at those firms have received. There has always been an ongoing conversation of what basic technology skills lawyers need. The ABA’s Ethics 2020 recommendation that a basic ...

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Dealing with Personnel Issues (An Excerpt from “Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers”)

Excerpted and adapted from Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers by Thomas C. Grella, published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. We are a society of structures and hierarchies. Many of these struc­tures and hierarchies have served society well; others are blamed for injustices, challenges, and problems suffered over many centuries. It is human nature for some people ...

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Dine Law, P.L. is a small law firm providing Elder Law services in Manatee & Sarasota Counties, and in October 2012, the members of the firm embarked on quite a journey together as we moved our entire practice (server, telephones, time-keeping and document management systems) into the cloud. Bios for each member of the firm can be found here, but ...

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Disabilities/Diversity Issue: Law Practice Today, July 2013

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. July’s edition focuses on disabilities and diversity in the legal field, discussing topics such as accessibility, etiquette, and effective communication. This is a special issue with many of the articles authored by fellow members of the Commission on Disability Rights. Here ...

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green…Or Is It?

The amount of paperwork lawyers see on a daily basis would make any environmentalist weep for the future of our forests. I share in environmental concerns, I try to do my part to be green, but when it comes to the practice of law, I often feel like I don’t have much choice. I hear of “paperless offices” but have ...

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The BIG IDEAS Issue: Law Practice Magazine July/August 2013

Every other month, the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The latest issue focusing on “BIG IDEAS” explores new ways of thinking about law practice and management, considers the movement to virtual law firms, and provides guidance from many forward-thinking minds ...

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Congratulations to LPM Authors Named to the 2013 Fastcase 50!

LPM is proud to announce that three of our book authors have been named to the Fastcase 50 class of 2013. Congratulations to Carole Levitt, Sharon Nelson, and Mark Rosch for being recognized as among “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”   Here’s more information about this year’s honorees: Carole Levitt, President & Founder, Internet for ...

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Cultivating Social Media Interaction

Your firm has decided to engage in social networking. You’ve set up accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even Google Plus or Pinterest. But nothing much seems to be happening: you’re not getting followers, and no one seems to be interacting with you or your posts and updates. Are you doing social networking wrong, or is it just not ...

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