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Ten Tips to Supercharge Your Online Presence . . .
is the title of my article I co-authored with Jim Calloway and Nerino Petro in the February issue of Law Practice Today that was just published last week. Jim, Nerino, and I selected these tips from our presentation 60+ Best Marketing Practices for Lawyers in 60 Minutes. The tips focus on web-based marketing, including social [...] from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success 05/25/2013
Guest Post: The Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing in Massachusetts
Judging from the number of questions we get on the topic here at LOMAP, it’s clear that lawyers retain an abiding interest in cloud services, due, in large part, to the increased efficiency and flexibility cloud services purport to provide. However, a number of attorneys I speak to are reluctant to use the cloud; and, [...] from: Mass LOMAP 05/25/2013
Grab this FreeDragon NaturallySpeaking Command Cheat Sheet
Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) version 12 is a terrific program, but trying to remember all of the commands can be a challenge. Nuance, the maker of DNS has compiled this handy two page Command Cheat Sheet that you can download for free here. And if you are curious about the state of speech recognition on your Windows, Mac and smart devices (think iPhone and Android), don't miss my ABA TECHSHOW 2013 session Speech Recognition: Hear, There, and Everywhere Friday April 5 at 8 AM. from: Nerino Petro's Compujurist.com 05/23/2013
Keep your batteries charged.
Since most of us regularly recharge our smartphones and tablets, we don’t often think about having a battery backup plan. To avoid being caught in a situation where your mobile device’s battery is on the verge of dying, read Dennis Kennedy’s recent blog post, Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged. His number one tip: pack an [...] from: SC Small Firm.comSC Small Firm.com 05/23/2013
Email Account Hacked?
Suddenly you’re unable to login to your email account. Your friends say they’re getting strange spam emails from you. Chances are, you’ve been hacked. What do you do now? 1. Regain control of your account. Try resetting your password by clicking the “forgot password?” link. Of course, this will only work if the hacker hasn’t [...] from: SC Small Firm.comSC Small Firm.com 05/23/2013
I really hate Windows 8, can I downgrade to Windows 7?
Some folks are just not taking to Microsoft's new Windows 8 interface. In fact, many folks hate it and pine for Windows 7. Last week at ABA TECHSHOW 2013, several attendees during my sessions on Windows 8 asked if they could downgrade a Windows 8 computer to Windows 7. While the short answer is yes, you can generally downgrade to Windows 8, there are a number of caveats that go along with that. With fortuitous timing, the folks over at PCMag.com published How to Uninstall Windows 8, Install Windows 7 on Your PC this week. from: Nerino Petro's Compujurist.com 05/13/2013
Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
Each year my friend and colleague, Reid Trautz, publishes a Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. I always find something new, interesting and amusing in Reid’s collections, and this year was no different. Reid, being a bit of a gadget guy, has a few gift ideas for the tech-oriented lawyer: Apple TV continues to permeate our... Continue Reading from: Law Practice Matters 05/12/2013
Rocket Matter Adds Slick Email Integration
The evolution of cloud-based legal technology software – practice management software in particular – continues. One of the common frustrations faced by a lot of lawyers as they embrace practice management software is how to integrate matter-related emails into their digital case files. Email gets trapped within the silo of Gmail, Outlook or some other... Continue Reading from: Law Practice Matters 05/12/2013
It’s Time to Sell Your iPhone
Sell my iPhone? What?! You can pry it from my cold dead hands, to paraphrase Moses Charlton Heston. Apple has announced a special event for September 12, 2012, widely believed to be an announcement of the new iPhone 5 (or just plain new iPhone, as they seem more likely to call it). Most Apple events... Continue Reading from: Law Practice Matters 05/12/2013
Boosting Your Productivity in 2011
With the New Year just around the corner, soon many of us will resolve to improve our law practices in 2011. To help with those resolutions, the ABA Inside Practice newsletter has published Tips for Boosting Productivity at the Office from our book. The list has a dozen practical ways to improve productivity within a [...] from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success 05/12/2013