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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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This Week in Tech – September 14th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of September 14th: Apple announced the new iPhone 5, and Engadget details the differences from the previous iPhone 4S. Also announced: new iPods, a new connector type, and new headphones. How-to Geek shared tips on quickly launching programs on Windows and a method for determining who ...

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Second Edition of “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers” Released

Many thanks to Sharon Nelson for penning this week’s guest post. Sharon is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.  She has authored many books published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, most recently, Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers. Sharon blogs at “Ride the Lightning.” It seems like only yesterday ...

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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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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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