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Quick Tip: Simplify Your Scheduling

Scheduling a meeting in the email era can be a nightmare.  The scenario is all too familiar: a meeting organizer suggests a date and time and each attendee responds with a different, typically conflicting, alternative.  That process then repeats itself, often several times, before the group can find a date and time that works for everyone. But what technology complicates, ...

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This Week in Tech – September 7th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of September 7th: A new iPhone appears imminent, with a press event scheduled for next week. Gizmodo has a roundup of the iPhone 5 rumors. A recent study revealed that a large proportion of Internet users aren’t taking basic precautions when it comes to their passwords–and ...

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Ten Highlights from the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report

Technology is the motor that keeps the modern law firm running. Applied carefully, technology can make a firm run more efficiently and effectively, allowing the talent and legal expertise of the firm’s lawyers to shine. In a competitive market, however, poorly implemented or missing technology can bring a firm to a standstill. The challenge with technology is striking the right ...

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The Case for an Empty Inbox

Excerpted and adapted from The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 by Ben M. Schorr, now available from LPM Publishing. The book is also available as an e-book for Apple devices on the iBookstore. Outlook, for most people, is all about e-mail, so I thought it best that we start our explorations right there. The chances are excellent that you receive a considerable volume ...

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iPad – Tech Tool for Trial

Back by popular demand, the cutting-edge CLE program iPad for Litigators is returning to show you how to use the iPad as a powerful litigation tool. This program will teach you how to use the iPad for conducting research, depositions, selecting juries, presenting evidence and more. Attend the upcoming program, iPad for Litigators by the ABA Law Practice Management Section ...

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Millions of Apple UDIDs Reportedly Stolen

Reports are circulating today that the hacktivist group Antisec has obtained more than 12 million Apple UDIDs by compromising an FBI-owned laptop.  UDIDs are unique identifiers embedded in each Apple device, including iPhones and iPads. As proof of their claim, the group released a file containing 1,000,000 UDIDs.  The group claims that the full data set includes not just UDIDs ...

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What NOT to do on Twitter: A Guest Post by Jared Correia

Jared D. Correia, Esq., is the author of  Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers, coming this fall from LPM Publishing.  He is the Senior Law Practice Advisor with the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), where he provides free and confidential law practice management consulting to Massachusetts attorneys.  There is a lot of content out there about how to ...

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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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New Tech Book Roundup: iPad, Twitter, and Facebook in One Hour

Now that beach-reading season is coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about reading material that will positively impact your law practice. LPM Publishing is working on three technology books that we’re very excited about: iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition (now available) is a fully revised and updated version of the ABA best-selling book that ...

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Five Security Apps for Android

Android-based smartphones have found a loyal following among lawyers. Among smartphone-using respondents to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, more than 18% reported using an Android smartphone.  That number rose to more than 30% among solo practitioners. Android devices can be helpful practice tools, as we discussed a couple weeks ago with our post on Android apps for legal research.  But ...

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