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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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By Jeff Schoenberger Two things often in short supply for lawyers are time and money. Harried schedules chase away things lacking immediacy. One thing I sacrificed was pleasure reading. Between family, work, and other commitments, sitting down to read a book was a lost joy. Thankfully, within the last several years, books have adapted themselves […]

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By Rian Fehrman As a cloud software consultant, I frequently review new software systems and integrations between different cloud products. A while back, I stumbled on an interesting way to give our clients access to my availability and automate the scheduling of meetings and conference calls. I was reviewing an application named Zapier to see […]

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By Steve J. Best, Esq. When the staff of a law firm is asked about their biggest frustrations as it relates to productivity and job efficiency, managing volumes of paper is often at the top.  Paper files have become problematic in today’s technologically driven law firms.  People often spend hours of unproductive time filing away […]

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By Jennifer M. Ramovs, Esq. Most legal professionals we have the pleasure of dealing with agree that training is one of the most important investments they can make in themselves and their teams. However, when it comes time to schedule and pay for the training, it seems to be the first item to get slashed. […]

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By Barron K. Henley Most legal documents are drafted using an approach that involves a high margin for error.  Specifically, most lawyers simply find an existing document they previously created for a similar client or purpose, save it as a new file name, and start making changes to it.  This approach suffers from significant drawbacks. […]

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It is a pretty universal need – Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, even Power Point. Historically, people bought these programs when they bought a computer – often bundling the purchase of the software with the purchase of the computer, or, buying the software to install on an existing computer.  More recently, firms have been uncovering the […]

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By Jennifer M. Ramovs, Esq., Director of Practice Management, Affinity Consulting Group There you sit. It’s 7:30 p.m. You haven’t eaten, and by now you have missed your son’s hockey game. You are still not done with the brief that has to be filed tomorrow. You work about 12 hours a day (including Saturday) because […]

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By Britt Lorish, Partner, Affinity Consulting Group Now that speech recognition has become common place with the use of smartphone and tablets, we are seeing more and more lawyers using Dragon NaturallySpeaking on their desktops too.  They use it to not only dictate documents and emails, but also to dictate time entries, phone notes and […]

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