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By Jeff Schoenberger In medieval Europe, a monk could spend years making a handwritten copy of a single manuscript, replete with elaborate artistic work. Gutenberg put an end to that as a viable publishing mechanism. Similarly, microfilm, microfiche, and CD-ROMs were swept aside as preferred storage mediums for information; legal and otherwise. I doubt your […]

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By Jennifer M. Ramovs, Esq.  Director of Practice Management, Affinity Consulting Group As we have the pleasure to work with solo and small law firms across the country, we often the find the role of bookkeeper to be a tough one to fill.  While most solos and small firms may not need a full time […]

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By Affinity Consulting Group With many new Windows 10 Pro laptops, the built-in Bitlocker drive encryption is turned on by default. You may not even be aware of this, but it can bite you in the butt if your computer needs service and you don’t know the decryption key. Please follow these steps to determine […]

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By Jeff Schoenberger, Affinity Consulting Group My password management program, 1Password, which I heartily recommend, recently released its newest update, version 7. This article will not be about how good 1Password is and why you should own and use a password manager.[1] No, 1Password’s newest release reminded me that we’ve entered fully the world of […]

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By Erica Fujimoto, Director of Default Services, Affinity Consulting Group Have you ever wondered how some firms have generally “happy people?”  Their employees seem content, the firm is successful and is highly regarded by their peers? Being forward-thinking is a huge part of achieving success and employee satisfaction at your law firm. Here are some […]

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By Erica Fujimoto, Director of Default Services, Affinity Consulting Group Law firms are typically run 2 different ways:  firms who try to analyze data and understand their business based on reports, and those who eyeball their circumstances and hope for the best.  One might think that as a result, the former have a good handle […]

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Recently, I was reading an article in the Washington Post entitled America is obsessed with the virtue of work. What about the virtue of rest?. In her article, Elizabeth Bruenig argues that American culture celebrates the dignity of work to such an extent that the benefits of and need for rest are denigrated or ignored. […]

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By: Erica Fujimoto Once you have identified a process in your firm, you can take steps to improve upon that process.  Remember, your processes may vary based on the circumstances of each matter, but there is still a process you follow in everything you do.  The hard part is figuring out whether what you’re doing […]

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By: Erica Fujimoto Whether your firm handles corporate litigation, contracts, criminal defense, or any other type of law, one thing is true:  There is a process to everything you do.  And any time there is a process, there are ways to improve upon that process.  Change simply for the sake of change isn’t ever a […]

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By Barron K. Henly A password manager is a program that can securely store and organize logons, passwords, credit card information, bank account information, IDs (driver’s licenses, passports, etc.) and any other piece of information you might need (e.g., your children’s social security numbers, your Delta frequent flyer number, or the license plate number for […]

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