Get These Apps for Your New Tablet
If you’ve got a new tablet (or if there is one waiting under your tree), you will probably trying every app in the store. Keep at it, by all means, but to focus your app addiction, I reached out to two specialists: Jeff Taylor of The Droid Lawyer, and Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD. Here are the apps […]
5 Things I Wish You Would Learn About Computers
Learning the following will not make you a hacker, but they will make you a bit more competent when it comes to that box on (or under) your desk that you use all day to serve your clients.
The Best Scanners for Lawyers
Six document scanners to consider for your law practice, whether or not you are paperless, plus two upcoming reviews.
How to Insert Hyperlinks in Word Documents
A step-by-step guide to adding hyperlinks to legal documents and converting Word documents to PDF.
How to Design Your Firm’s Paperless Workflow
Buying a good document scanner is obviously critical for going paperless. So is a solid backup strategy. But there is a bit more to going paperless than that. You need to think about your paperless workflow. In other words, how will make sure you collect, scan and file all the documents that come into your […]
Luddite Lawyers Are Ethical Violations Waiting To Happen
Technological incompetence used to be merely a competitive disadvantage. Now, it is a potential ethics violation — or even legal malpractice. During my first year of law school, we were not allowed to do computerized research. Instead, we were taught to use the leather-bound reporters, Shepherds, and treatises. It was only during our second year […]
The Ultimate Case Management System: a Paper Work Plan
Practice management software is great and all, but not everyone wants or needs to use it. And that is just as well, as far as I am concerned, because the best case management software I have used by a long shot is paper-based: my weekly work plan.
How to Organize Paperless Client Files
Organize paperless client files exactly how you organize paper files now.
Is There a Future for Solos and Small Firms?
“I do not see much of a future (beyond 2020) for most small firms ….” — Richard Susskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers
DIY Law Firm Letterhead Using Microsoft Word
No longer see the point of having printed letterhead sitting on your shelf? Do your own "on demand" electronic letterhead in Microsoft Word. Here's how.
Fujitsu’s New ScanSnap SV600 Can Scan Books and Other 3-D Objects
The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 is an attractively-priced overhead scanner for someone who regularly needs to scan books, notepads, delicate documents, and small objects.
How to Secure Your Paperless Office
There is more to a paperless office than just scanning everything and accessing your documents when you’re at home, on vacation, or in court. Even if your office is not paperless, you are certainly storing data and documents on computers. But do you know where all that data is being backed up? Is it being backed […]
How to Format an Appellate Brief
The complexity of appellate briefing requirements can make your head spin even before you try to translate them into a Word document. This comprehensive guide to building an appellate brief in Word will get you started.
The Best Computer Monitor Setup for Lawyers
Lawyers spend much of our time staring at a computer monitor. While you can run Microsoft Word and whatever else you use to manage your practice on a five-year-old laptop (at least), a fuzzy picture, poor contrast, and limited adjustment will ruin your eyesight and contort your spine. Get a good monitor, and set it up properly.
Ethics Regulators Shouldn’t Try to Keep Pace With Changes In Technology
The slow pace of development is usually good for both law and our legal ethics rules. In fact, if ethics rule changes were fast-tracked to keep up with changes in technology, the rule of law would suffer.