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Sometimes, ISPs will be a bit “misleading” about the download/upload speed of their service. Really. Perhaps a little variance is not an issue if you have a cable link, but for rural or home offices that have to depend on satellite or an Internet stick service this can be frustrating. It is even more frustrating […]

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On the email listserv for the Colorado Bar Association‘s Solo and Small Firm Section there have been postings lately relating to phishing scams. These postings are by colleagues asking for sanity checks or confirmation of their suspicions that an email inquiry from a potential client is a scam. So far, they’ve all been phishing scams. […]

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Earlier this month, the CBA introduced its members to the New Casemaker. This is Casemaker’s substantial upgrade from its 2.2 version research service. With enhanced performance capabilities and exciting new features, the New Casemaker further simplifies the way you research. It makes conducting a search, narrowing your results, and organizing your work easier than ever. […]

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You’re on the Internet, but you can’t get a website to pull up. It could be that the website is down, or it could be something on your end. Perhaps your Internet connection is down or is being slow, or maybe there’s a problem with your computer. You could have too many Internet temporary files, […]

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The video-conference deposition itself sounds like a great idea.  After all, we were supposed to have flying cars and robot maids by now.  However, the reality of video-conference deposition reveals many, many challenges. The first and most obvious challenge is the technology. Through trial and error, I would always suggest using a court reporter’s office, […]

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This is the final installment of our hero’s journey, and I’m combining the three Rs of the journey: Reward, Road Back, and Return with Elixir. This sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it?  I think we should cue The Lord of the Rings’ “Return of the King” for this occasion. The end – or is it just […]

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Whoa, we’re still in the cave, and now it’s ogre time! Or not. But this is no cake walk; in fact, the definition of ordeal is “a difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.” Sounds pretty mythic in proportion, no? Let’s get started – this is about taking “networking” to […]

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Don’t these titles seem to be getting more dramatic sounding as we proceed through the Hero’s Journey? Indeed – in this portion of our journey (yes, remember it’s “how a solo attorney can venture into the wide world of Facebook, overcome fear and obstacles, gain useful insight and skills and emerge triumphant” – just in […]

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In the last post we crossed the threshold, which means we have finally committed to “the journey.”  Now we face certain obstacles, remember Homer’s “Odyssey”– or maybe you’re thinking of the more current rendition of it,  “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” So – away we go!  Let’s look at some of our “tests” first.  Unlike […]

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Please answer this one question! Hint: If you think you need to ask IT, the answer is no. A few weeks ago, I got into a bit of a tiff with another writer about whether lawyers should be encrypting their email with clients to meet their ethical obligations. The writer works for Zix Corporation, an […]

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