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  • ftourigny
    Scheduling Apps
    Hi there, We want to implement a scheduling system on our website and I was wondering what was the best scheduling app out there ? I tried calendly a while ago and found it pretty nice but maybe there are others out there ? What are your experien…
    ftourigny 53 views 2 comments Most recent by Francis Legal Technology
  • JasonCarpenter
    Zapier Zaps Ideas
    I love the idea of Zapier.com but cannot think of may "zaps" to create. Other than the basics one listed on the Zapier site, what are some "zap" creative ideas? I would especially like to use Clio and Gmail.
    JasonCarpenter 402 views 11 comments Most recent by joshuaholt Legal Technology
  • gyitsakalakis
    Marketing Budget?
    Do you have a marketing budget? If so, how did you calculate it? What's in it? How often do you assess whether it needs adjustment?
    gyitsakalakis 161 views 7 comments Most recent by familylawyer1 Legal Marketing
  • Erik Hume
    Style Separators in Word for Mac
    I recently became acquainted with style separators in Word for Windows (I'm a transactional lawyer and use them for section headings). I was disappointed to see they aren't implemented in Word 2016 for Mac. Is there a workaround that will let me use…
    Erik Hume 56 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • Erik Johnson
    Collections Companies - how to sell unpaid invoices?
    I'm a younger solo and have a constant problem with clients who take forever to pay. Until recently, I figured my only recourse would be to threaten small claims, which takes time and money and isn't really that much of a threat. I recently spoke …
    Erik Johnson 145 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Wes Christensen
    Saving Outlook emails as PDF docs
    Does anyone know of a good tool for saving emails from within Outlook as PDF docs? I am currently running Outlook 2007 on Win XP. I bought a tool called PrimoPDF some time ago. It mostly works, but gets quite a few errors. I also tried PDFC…
    Wes Christensen 265 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • williamanderson
    Scanning at the Client's Home
    I have been seeing someone who is about to shut down their firm to go virtual and she asked this question. Any ideas would be appreciated. Let's say I am at a client's house and they are signing their will, power of attorney and advance medical d…
    williamanderson 262 views 13 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly Practice Management
  • msspinner
    Amicus Price Jump Causing Switch
    Three years ago we switched from Timematters/Billingmatters to Amicus Premium w Billing. We were longtime TM users (from ver. 2) but grew frustrated with dropped sync with outlook and tech support response as I recall, which caused the switch. It …
    msspinner 235 views 4 comments Most recent by chadmurray Legal Technology
  • Jamie Sutton
    Practice Panther
    I saw that Practice Panther has made themselves free until the end of the year and I got a trial account today to start looking around at the features. It seems like a pretty slick and easy to use interface. It's got some nice features but is missin…
    Jamie Sutton 272 views 8 comments Most recent by SaulLandesman Legal Technology
  • Jamie Sutton
    Collections for Deadbeat Clients
    So, our retainer slash attorney-client agreement takes great pains to specify that we're a small organization operating on a charitable/non-profit basis, that we offer significant discounts on market-rate, etc. etc. Part of the agreement also explai…
    Jamie Sutton 365 views 12 comments Most recent by MKNeal Practice Management
  • samglover
    Post Your Hardware Setup
    I'll start. My primary computer is a Mac mini (late 2012, with a Fusion Drive) with a 24" Dell UltraSharp monitor and my WASD keyboard. I have a mouse. My portable computer is a 13" Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013). I just upgraded to the iPh…
    samglover 181 views 11 comments Most recent by mckinneylaw Legal Technology
  • samglover
    The Fountain Pen Thread
    I don't know if anyone besides Aaron and I are fountain pen enthusiasts, but I thought we might need a thread for those of us who are. Brad Perri recently turned us on to Noodler's Ink (http://www.noodlersink.com/), which is awesome ink you can use…
    samglover 4K views 53 comments Most recent by MNeuren General Discussion
  • samglover
    What's on Your 2016 Holiday Wish List?
    The holidays are coming up, and most people celebrate some form of gift-giving over the next couple of months. So what's on your wish list? Here's mine: * A pair of comfortable jeans. * This hoodie * Interesting whiskey * Books, inclu…
    samglover 241 views 4 comments Most recent by chadmurray General Discussion
  • Aaron_Sandvig
    Project Management Programs in 2016
    There were some discussions last year about project management options and Basecamp came up pretty consistently. I've also looked at Asana and a few others. It appears that the options are more numerous than one's ability to sample them all. That be…
    Aaron_Sandvig 141 views 4 comments Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • GregClaessens
    Gmail auto filters?
    Gmail is great for my practice. It syncs with Clio in useful ways and works with Zapier well too. I am wondering if there is a way to automate the creation of filters? My example scenario. When Clio creates a new matter that triggers a zap tha…
    GregClaessens 73 views 2 comments Most recent by GregClaessens Legal Technology
  • ramonolivencia
    WordPress Theme Change to "Lawyer & Attorney"
    I recently created, with the guidance of a programmer, my solo attorney website using WordPress. Although it turned out to be more work than expected, it opened the door for me to get more into my cyber presence and improve my computer skills. The t…
    ramonolivencia 401 views 6 comments Most recent by jennifer_lockhart Legal Technology
  • AFF
    Memes in offer letters
    Millenial lawyering alert - anyone use any particularly funny memes in response to ridiculous offer or demand letters?Something from Game of Thrones, perhaps? I can think of a couple times where it would have been fun to say "You know nothing" like …
    AFF 391 views 10 comments Most recent by jvjvlawbusmgr General Discussion
  • nbklaw
    Any Comments on ActionStep? (Time Matters Refugee)
    I'm looking to switch to a cloud-based practice management system for a two-attorney general practice firm. I'm coming from about ten years on Time Matters, which I'm not unsatisfied with, but I am trying not to be chained to my desk anymore to get…
    nbklaw 103 views 6 comments Most recent by nbklaw Legal Technology
  • GregClaessens
    Gmail discovery/file closing issues
    Hello, I am hoping the tech savvy lawyerist community might have a solution to this issue. I use gmail to manage my practice emails. It is great expect for the fact that there does not seem to be any way to bulk save as pdf or bulk print to pdf…
    GregClaessens 432 views 13 comments Most recent by MJ_Pettengill Legal Technology
  • Scott_in_FL
    Software to allocate Origination credits?
    We are starting a new firm and evaluating billing, practice management, and accounting software.  We will have 4 attorneys and 1 paralegal for billing timekeepers.  We are leaning towards Office 365 for our core office suite and QuickBooks for accou…
    Scott_in_FL 52 views 3 comments Most recent by rkabra Legal Technology

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