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Leverage the Hive Mind for Q&A

Our web driven, always-online culture has revolutionized the way we access information. Questions that would have taken hours or days to answer in a library can now be answered in seconds with a quick Google or Wikipedia search. At times, however, the sheer volume of information available online can turn the process frustrating or counterproductive.  A simple web search can …

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This Week in Tech – July 6th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 6th: An interesting chart shows that the ratio of PCs-to-Macs sold has dropped significantly over the last eight years. Look for a critical Internet Explorer 9 patch sometime next week. Cisco ran into some controversy regarding features added to their higher-end Linksys routers. At …

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Say Goodbye to iGoogle

As part of an ongoing effort to focus its business, Google announced earlier this week that it’ll be shutting down several more of its less active products.  The products getting the axe this round include Google Mini, Google Video, and perhaps most significantly iGoogle. For those who aren’t familiar iGoogle, it offered users a personalized home page integrated with Google’s search bar.  Users …

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Send Fewer E-mails and Help Save World Productivity (An Excerpt from “The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success”)

Excerpted and adapted from The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice by Reid F. Trautz and Dan Pinnington. We all have a tendency to send and reply to e-mail messages when it is not absolutely necessary. E-mail messages are just so darn easy to create and send. In North America alone, tens of billions of …

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Tech Check-in with the PMAs

The practice management advisors working for state and local bar associations around the United States and Canada are some of the foremost experts on legal technology.  If you aren’t following them, you’re missing out on some great, timely content. Here are some recent tech-highlights from their blogs: Catherine Sanders Reach from the Chicago Bar Association shared a link to a …

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Trial Presentation Basics: Document Cameras

When it comes to trial presentation technology, most of the attention these days is focused on the software:  software that can catalogue thousands of documents and pieces of evidence; software that creates dynamic and sophisticated presentations; even software to create detailed interactive timelines. But despite the rapid growth of trial and litigation support software, one of the most popular pieces …

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This Week in Tech – June 29th

Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 29th: Google made some major announcements at Google I/O 2012, including a new Google Nexus tablet, Google Chrome for iOS, and the Nexus Q media streamer. Research in Motion continues to struggle, and has announced that it’s delaying the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Apple …

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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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