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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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This Week in Tech – August 17th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 17th: Mobile credit card processing provider Square announced a significant new pricing model: a $275/month flat fee rather than the typical per-transaction swipe fee. New reports are circulating about Apple’s plans to change the television industry. An early review of Windows 8 is critical, …

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How Can Lawyers Benefit from Facebook?

Excerpted and adapted from Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, forthcoming in September from LPM Publishing. Pre-order the book today with a 15% pre-publication discount.  Why Should Lawyers Use Facebook? As we were writing this book and speaking about Facebook for lawyers, this was the question we heard most often, so we’ll try …

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Quick Tip: 3 Simple iPad Tricks

Want to get a little bit more out of that iPad?  Here are three helpful features you may not have realized were available: Reopen recently closed tabs. Accidentally closed the wrong tab in the iPad’s Safari web browse?  Just tap and hold the “+” sign in the tab bar and you’ll get a list of recently closed tabs. Tap the …

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How YOU Can Deliver Legal Services Online

Attorneys who deliver legal services online show an increase in efficiency, higher client satisfaction, and a more competitive practice in today’s legal climate. If you’re not using the internet to deliver legal services, notice the overwhelming benefits that technology brings to the clients you serve, your work-life balance, and to the legal profession. Learn the best practices for delivering legal …

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Preparing for a Paperless Practice (Free Webinar)

Much of the day-to-day work of law firms and legal departments, regardless of size or practice area, revolves around documents: creating them, sharing them, storing them, and locating them.  Traditional paper documents are cumbersome and frustrating to manage.  Aside from the costs associated with printing, shipping, and storing the documents, there’s also an enormous efficiency loss involved in organizing and …

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This Week in Tech – August 10th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 10th: Jim Calloway noted changes to MRPC1.1 which may turn all lawyers into legal technologists. An old Android virus dubbed Zues-in-the-mobile or Zitmo may now be targeting BlackBerry devices as well. How dramatic is the sales gap between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab? …

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Developing Your Law Firm Website (Free Book Excerpt)

Adapted and excerpted from Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website (2012) by Jeff Lantz, now available from the ABA Law Practice Management Section.   Build Your Website Yourself or Hire a Developer? Your website is your personal 24/7 face to the world. It should be a significant part of your marketing program. Because it’s always available for the …

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Five Legal Research Apps for Android

According to the ABA’s 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, 17% of responding lawyers in private practice regularly use mobile research apps on their smartphones.  It isn’t hard to understand the appeal: research is an essential aspect of practice for virtually all lawyers, and mobile research apps allow users to conduct their research anywhere at any time. For Android users, what …

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