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Quick Tip: E-Signatures Made Easy

Paperless is a big deal for lawyers today.  Properly implemented, a paperless office can save time, money, and a lot of headaches.  But paperless processes tend to breakdown when it comes time to apply the signature.  Suddenly, the document you’ve created, edited, shared and stored electronically has to be printed out just so you or your client can affix a ...

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Forms Tutorial

Forms have numerous applications in the legal world. They’re used to collect standard information, often as part of a client intake process. They’re used to simplify routine drafting tasks, like the preparation of a basic will. They’re used within organizations to ensure that standard contract forms are used.  In short, forms are used to save time, which in many cases ...

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Paperless in 12 Steps

Too many excuses are made for a law firm’s inertia toward a paperless or just “less paper”-ridden office. The reason? Most often, “We aren’t sure where to start”. Well here’s a simple plan to help get the mountain moving. Make a paperless plan. But don’t call it that. If you’re leading the cause and the cause involves lawyers, don’t utter ...

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This Week in Tech – June 22nd

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 22nd: How-To Geek offered a guide to generating a strong password with Mac OS X Lion without third-party utilities.  Drobo launched two new models of their RAID-like storage device, featuring faster connectivity and improved performance. Microsoft announced the Surface, a tablet aimed at the growing ...

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ABA/LPM Annual Meeting 2012

The ABA/LPM Annual Meeting is taking place in Chicago from August 2-4, 2012, at The Drake Hotel and there is much to look forward to. LPM is hosting four CLE sessions at the Hyatt Regency Chicago that focus on efficiency in law practice. Advancements in technology change how we practice law, and while lawyers continue to use technology to assist ...

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Is That Facebook Status Update an Advertisement?

When does your social networking qualify as attorney advertising? That’s the question the State Bar of California’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct addresses in Draft Formal Opinion Interim No. 10-0001. The opinion centers around a hypothetical attorney who uses a social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and connects to a mixture of personal and professional acquaintances, “including some ...

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Quick Tip: Learn To Spot The Scams

It’s hard to pass a full day without receiving at least one scam attempt in your email inbox. While many of the scams are obviously fake or poorly targeted — for example, an alert for a bank you don’t use — they’ve been growing steadily more sophisticated.  Indeed, there are even a number of scams that have been very carefully ...

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Which Practice Management Software is Right For You?

Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions from lawyers looking to replace their cobbled together (or simply outdated) practice management solutions.  To help, we’ve maintained a comparison chart for some of the more popular practice management and time & billing products on the market. We’ve recently made a few updates to the chart, so if you’re in the market for ...

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Introducing Legal Technology Observer

Legal technology can be a daunting subject for the average lawyer or legal professional, particularly when you get past the lighter subjects like online marketing and into the more complicated territory including e-Discovery and data security. Over at the Legal IT Professionals blog, Burke & Company is providing a concentrated six-week blog — dubbed Legal Technology Observer — focused on unpacking practical technology ...

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