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Making Social Media Work for Your Law Firm

Consumers today are constantly connected and expect the same from businesses. Social media can provide that connection by creating a direct stream of communication between clients and firms. Used appropriately, social media can expand business opportunities, garner strong relationships with clients and is even an opportunity to give your firm its own unique personality. Are you eager to do more ...

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Law Firm App Extravaganza

With nearly half of all American adults now using smartphones and a quarter using tablet computers, businesses must develop products catered to the mobile experience.  Smartphones and tablets are being used to browse the Internet, access data remotely, draft/share/collaborate on documents, email, connect socially, and much more. Optimizing your law firm website for mobile use is old news, as smartphones ...

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Working with Documents on Your iPad (An Excerpt from “iPad in One Hour for Litigators” by Tom Mighell)

Adapted and excepted from iPad in One Hour for Litigators by Tom Mighell, coming in March from LPM Publishing. Pre-order your copy today and save 15%!    Getting Electronic Documents onto Your Getting Electronic Documents onto Your iPad Let’s answer what is probably the most important question for this lesson: How do you get documents onto the iPad in the first ...

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Putting Your iPad to Work at ABA TECHSHOW 2013

When tablets like Apple’s iPad first hit the market, they were widely perceived as “toys” — devices for playing games, watching movies, or reading books. But as they’ve exploded in popularity, professionals of all types have begun relying on them as day-to-day productivity tools. Lawyers are no exception. Attend a legal conference or hang out at the courthouse and you’ll ...

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Windows Calculator: Simple. Or is it?

Everyone is familiar with that trusty old standby – the Windows Calculator.  If you don’t use specialized software, Excel, or your real world physical calculator (does anyone still use one of those?) when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, you probably use the built-in Windows Calculator. Did you know that the Windows 7 (and Windows 8 for those brave, adventurous souls) ...

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A Social Stream in an Ocean of Big Data

Hello big data! The buzz is getting louder around the legal water coolers these days. There’s a lot more talk about big data regulations, compliance, and privacy—the legal stuff, of course. But there are also an increasing number of conversations around concepts such as “disparate records” stored in “unstructured” ways on network drives, PCs, mobile devices, and even flash drives, ...

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Coming Soon: “Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques”

LPM is thrilled to be publishing Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques in March. Pre-order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! For lawyers, the proverbial “smoking gun document” of the pre-internet era has given way to the “smoking gun tweet.” In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for ...

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Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged

Recent storms have left many people without power for extended periods of time and reminded us how much our technology lives, especially our mobile technology lives, depend on having electricity for our mobile devices. Several years ago, our house was without power for six days and I started to feel like an electricity vampire, carrying around an extension cord and ...

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Improve Your Legal Practice Through Gamification

At the beginning of each year, adults all over the country promise themselves that this will be the year they finally get fit. Like those adults, I resolved in January to get more exercise. It’s now six weeks into the new year and I’m finding that I need a little more encouragement to stick with my New Year’s resolution. In ...

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