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Heartbleed: What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know

What the Heartbleed security breach really means for lawyers and law firms, without too much techno-jargon or over-use of dumbed-down metaphor.

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It’s Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud

If you don’t use appropriate technology, you are doing your clients and your ethical obligations just as much a disservice as if you use inappropriate technology. Sometimes, the cloud is the right tool for the job, and sometimes it isn’t.

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Is Dropbox Right for Your Practice?

Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud computing option. Just because it's popular, however, does not mean it's right for your practice. Here are some things to consider before using Dropbox in your practice.

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The Jury’s Still Out on the Utility of Emerging Technology for Lawyers

Do lawyers necessarily need to use the latest and greatest technology toys in their law practices and will doing so necessarily make them better lawyers? Of course not. But, exploring the possibilities offered by new technologies isn't a bad thing--it's a positive step that can help lawyers improve client service.

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Synology DiskStation + iPad: a Perfect Marriage for the Networked Lawyer

Thanks to the current wave of easily-configured NAS devices, you can affordably ensure that your networked files are stored securely while also giving yourself the freedom to use an iPad to its fullest extent: accessing all of your important documents with a single application and without needing a 300 page technical manual.

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Encrypt and Send Documents with docTrackr

For lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is paramount. As such, lawyers have always had an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data remains secure. The good news is that lawyers today have more choices than ever when it comes to secure communication and collaboration with their clients, including docTrackr, a cloud-based service […]

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Four Things Lawyers Can Learn from Weight Lifters

We take a look at some lessons that apply as well in the gym as they do in your law practice.

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The Benefits of Using Cloud Computing in Your Law Practice

The current, client-server system is wasteful, inefficient, and expensive. It is no surprise that, especially in the current economy, many companies are seeking a more flexible, affordable computing alternative—one that can easily expand with their business.

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How Much Say Should Clients Have Regarding the Legal Software You Use?

Clients don’t have any input regarding your hiring decisions, your selection of office supplies, or your choices regarding long term paper document and file storage. So why should your clients have any say in the legal software programs you choose to use?

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Do You Need Law-Practice-Specific Software?

This post compares the benefits and drawbacks of lawyers using general cloud-based software programs versus law practice specific

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Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence

Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.

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Top 5 iOS Apps I Can’t Live Without

What are your top 5 iOS apps you can't live without? Todd Hendrickson lists his, along with an homage to High Fidelity.

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Being Paperless is an Advantage When Disaster Strikes

A paperless and digital practice can help you stay in practice in the event of natural disasters, medical and family emergencies.

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Plan for Emergencies (and Survive Them)

The best way to survive an emergency is to plan for it in advance.

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A Year with MyCase

After using MyCase as our practice management software for a year, the shine has worn off and I see where the software needs to improve.