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New E-Discovery Tools for Small Cases

What’s hot in E-Discovery? Effective and affordable. The latest tools in search, analysis and review are making E-Discovery more effective in small cases and more affordable for law firms with limited technology budgets. Learn the tools for effective and affordable E-Discovery during the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) What’s Hot in E-Discovery for Small ...

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Last Chance! Practice Management Software 101

Time is running out to register for this month’s free webinar: Practice Management Software 101.   Be sure to sign up before 1:00pm ET tomorrow to get access to the live event! Managing a modern law practice is a challenge, whether you’re a solo practitioner or a firm with a large support staff.  It’s all too easy to let important ...

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Quick Tip: Focus Your Audience

It’s a common scenario: you’re leading an audience through your meticulously prepared slidedeck when you’re suddenly forced off script.  Maybe someone in the audience asked an interesting and complicated question, or perhaps you’ve realized that a particular point in your presentation requires elaboration.  Whatever the reason, it’s a moment when you need to shift the audience’s attention away from the ...

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This Week in Tech – July 20th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 20th: Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. dug into some smartphone and tablet stats from the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. AT&T announced its upcoming shared data plans, supporting up to 10 devices. Ellen Freedman wrote about getting ready for Windows 8. If you’re ...

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Big Changes at Google Scholar

Perennial LPM authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch are responsible for this week’s guest post about Google Scholar. Together, Carole and Mark operate Internet For Lawyers, which provides customized Internet research training to legal professionals. They are the authors of Google for Lawyers; Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1; Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 2; and the forthcoming Cybersleuth’s Guide to the ...

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Previewing Microsoft Office 2013

If you spend a considerable amount of your working life drafting documents, as most lawyers do, the idea of “upgrading” your productivity software can be frightening. With briefs and pleadings to write and deadlines looming, who has the time to learn a whole new interface for Microsoft Word? But as much we might want to keep our old, comfortable software ...

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Quick Tip: Refresh Your About Page

Whether you’re a solo practitioner or one of many lawyers at a larger firm, chances are good there’s an “About” page for you somewhere on the firm’s website. When’s the last time you took a good hard look at what’s written there?  If you’re like most lawyers, your profile includes a formulaic paragraph or two about your professional background, a ...

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FFIEC Issues Cloud Computing Guidance

We’ve written a good amount about cloud computing, including our recent comparison chart of cloud computing ethics opinions.  But lawyers aren’t the only professionals struggling to determine if and how to appropriately implement the cloud in their businesses. Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), issued an informational paper on outsourced cloud computing for financial institutions.  The FFIEC ...

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This Week in Tech – July 13th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 13th: The 56th edition of the Digital Edge podcast was released, featuring Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson discussing the future of law practice. On the Oregon Law Practice Management blog, Beverly Michaelis collected 30 tips on marketing, social media, and technology from Twitter. Yahoo ...

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Practice Management Software 101

Managing a modern law practice is a challenge, whether you’re a solo practitioner or a firm with a large support staff.  It’s all too easy to let important details slip through the cracks – an unreturned call, a missed e-mail, work that goes unbilled or uncollected.  These seemingly small lapses can have severe consequences. Practice management software offers a solution.  ...

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