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5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy

Securing and protecting your firm’s data is essential. Client files, important communications and valuable work product often exist exclusively in digital format today, and thus a major data loss could have catastrophic professional and ethical ramifications. Whether you’re revisiting an existing backup strategy or seriously implementing one for the first time, we’ve put together a five-step plan to help you ...

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Video: Best Billing Practices

Learn about how you can reduce billing headaches by improving time capture, making invoices easier to generate and send, and by providing better, easier collection methods. This webinar explores methods of leveraging technology to improve billing practices, allowing firms can become more profitable and lawyers can eliminate a little bit of unneeded stress from their lives. The webinar was hosted ...

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Wisconsin Weighs in on Metadata Ethics

As we wrote earlier this year, metadata — the hidden information in electronic files — is a significant concern for lawyers.  Metadata can contain important and revealing information ranging from the document’s origins to detailed records of changes and comments left during the document’s creation.  If proper care isn’t taken, a lawyer can easily reveal confidential information to opposing counsel and/or ...

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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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Video: Preparing for a Paperless Practice

The right digital strategy will reduce your operating expenses while making your documents safer and more accessible. This webinar, recorded in August 2012, provides an overview of the benefits of a paperless practice as well as practical considerations such as usability, security, remote access, and the legal document life cycle. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource ...

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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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Lessons from the Latest Dropbox Security Lapse

A few weeks ago, word circulated that some Dropbox users were being spammed, stoking fears that Dropbox had been compromised.  Dropbox brought in outside experts to investigate the issue, and yesterday they announced the results. According to the Dropbox blog, the root cause of the spam was actually the hacking of a different (and unmentioned) website. Hackers took the stolen ...

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Video: Practice Management Software 101

In our July webinar, Ron Collins from Amicus Attorney discussed the benefits and opportunities offered by practice management software, from improving client communications to capturing additional billable hours. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by Amicus Attorney.

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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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Cloud Ethics Opinions Around the U.S.

Cloud computing isn’t a new concept.  The technology, which moves software and data off of your computer and into third-party data centers, has broken through to the mainstream.  Major companies like Apple and Microsoft have launched cloud services; commercials and ads for new cloud products abound; and investment firms are pouring money into a wide variety of cloud ventures. But ...

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