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Business card designer/printer
I'm looking for an online printer that will work up a business card design/template from one of my existing cards, and then print them (2 color) on reasonable stock at a reasonable price. I'm trying to find something in between VistaPrint and the su…
For those of you who use Clio and Xero, I need to know what you think:
Our firm constantly bills on two currencies ( CAD and USD) and we found out that Clio and Xero integration was not good for that. If we create a bill in Clio we hav…
A Lawyer at CES 2017
I recently came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides being bone tired, a little dizzy from all the educational sessions and new product reveals and having caught the famed CES cold that everyone reportedly gets, there are a …
Do You Do DIY Letterhead?
How many attorneys here print their letterhead on their inkjet/laser printer rather than have letterhead printed by a professional printer (offset, etc.)?
If so, what issues have you run into re: formatting, etc.? What features would you want you…
Keyboard Tips, Hacks, and Recommendations
Microsoft Word and Exchange are a major source of frustration for me (and I think a lot of other lawyers). Even inserting common typographic symbols and setting up good formating can be difficult. I set up this discussion with the hope that we could…
Lawyerist Site Redesign?
I think one of the podcasts mentioned a redesign and Lawyerist looks a little different (maybe). There is a lot on here about web design detail, is lawyerist going to share what it changed and why? Also, checked the site on ios mobile and it looks…
Are Inkjets Acceptable for Printing Legal Documents?
I've never thought so, but Epson has been pushing its "laser-like" technologies for years. I guess the appeal is mainly cost? Here's a network-ready Epson color multifunction for $320. Compare that to this HP color LaserJet multifunction that I revi…
Encryption for Google Drive
Hi there !
I'm sure this has been discussed at some point but our firm needs an encryption solution for Google drive. What are your recommendations ?
Cashflow.... show me the money
I am a divorce attorney in Harrisburg PA who only bills flat fees with monthly automatic payments. I keep clients credit card information on file and bill monthly on specific days.
I need a cashflow projection system or websites.Any suggestions? …
Does anyone have any experience with third-party scanning vendors? My firm has a very high volume of incoming documents so I'm exploring whether it'd be more cost effective to use a third-party vendor for our routine scanning.
In terms of workflo…
PocketScan portable scanner
I just heard about the PocketScan. Does anyone here use it? Any reviews? So far, the Scanner Pro app has been working for me for small scanning projects when I am out of the office but I've been looking for something better.
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…
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…
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…
Alternatives to Ruby Receptionists in light of price increase
I have been using the virtual receptionist service Ruby Receptionists for over a year. They are the third virtual receptionist service I have used, and they're by far the best. It's not even close, really.
Ruby just sent me an email informing me …
Email Archive Solutions?
Like many solo practitioners, I rely on email and like many of you, I routinely send some of my email to the "archive." Whether it is an IMAP folder on the mail server in the cloud or an archive folder in a PST, it gets moved somewhere.
Trust Accounting Program HELP
I left a small firm and started my own last month. Thirty clients (read cases) came with me. I have no flat fee clients because I solely practice litigation which does not lend itself to flat fee payments. Ok, so thirty clients (cases), all of wh…
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…
New Phone System
I am looking for a new phone system. I currently am just using landlines and have an answering service for when we are closed. In my office there are 3 of us total.
I am either going to get: (1) traditional phone system (landline) with a virtual …