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This thread started out as a discussion about project management software and ended up as a discussion of team buy-in. Join the discussion to offer your tips for getting everyone on board with new software or procedures.
Practice Panther is a relative newcomer to the practice management software space, but it is definitely attracting attention and converts.
The Surface Pro is a portable Windows computer while the iPad Pro is an iOS tablet, but that doesn’t stop anyone from comparing them. Several lawyers report in with their thoughts and experiences with both devices in this discussion thread.
This is a feature I didn’t even realize existed until Lab member Erik Hume brought it up in the Lab. It turns out to be yet another feature that’s available in Word for Windows but not in Word for Mac.
Should you collect? If so, how? There are lots of thoughts, ethical considerations, and tips in this discussion thread.
There is no perfect solution for saving emails from Outlook at PDFs, but I think we worked out a good approach in another discussion thread that work for Outlook as well as some other mail clients.
Clio’s growing popularity among lawyers is reflected in the continuing popularity of this discussion thread in the Lab.
If you spot a new scam, it’s a good idea to alert other lawyers by posting it to the Lab.
Whenever a company raises its prices, people start looking for alternatives. It’s been a while since Ruby altered its pricing structure, but this discussion thread continues to be popular for those looking for alternatives.
If answering the phone (see above) is one area where lawyers need the most help, scheduling meetings is another. In 2016, there are a variety of scheduling apps that make it easy to schedule appointments. Find some popular options in this discussion.