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Archives for June 2011
Best Practices for Working with a Virtual Assistant
Just a heads up that I'm now actively working on a new LAB Report "Best Practices for Working with a Virtual Assistant." Tim Evans suggested this as a topic here, and we thought it was a great one to take on. We have other LAB Reports in the works a…
I'm starting work on a Lawyerist post on various MiFi units, those tiny little boxes that you can carry around with you in your pocket and can connect via broadband to the internet anytime you want (OK, provided there is a signal). I currently use a…
Microsoft Office "Quick Parts"
Lawyerist contributor Deborah Savadra again has an awesome post on Lawyerist today on using Microsoft Word's Quick Parts and AutoText features. It really is a great and thorough snapshot on how to use these features to make your legal drafting muc…
If you have not already read it, check out Deborah Savadra's post from yesterday on Meta Data Defense in Microsoft Word. Here are some of the features/options she says you should enable or disable in Microsoft Word 2007/2010:
ActiveX Settings. At …
Getting a Handle on Email
Aaron posted in the forum before on Inbox Zero, something I've routinely failed to do (I just left my prior employer and had the satisfaction of going to inbox zero for the first time ever -- by deleting 2,800 emails in my inbox).
LAB and Lawyeris…
Scanned Signatures and Virtual Assistants
I don't know if this should be in technology, practice management, or another forum, so feel free to move it.
I recently hired a VA, and things are going well. The one thing we can't figure out, workflow wise, is correspondence. If I dictate a l…
"Of counsel" arrangements
I'm a solo who is looking for some advice/assistance/guidance on what to include in an "of counsel" agreement with an attorney who will be assisting me with specific projects as an independent contractor. The attorney involved is someone I've known …
home office -- address
I'm looking at going to a home office to save some overhead. What do lawyers who work from home do for an address? I have a P.O. Box, but it looks strange to me to just have a P.O. Box on letterhead and stationery without some physical address.
What We Are Working On in the LAB
We are actively developing LAB Reports to release over the summer, free to LAB Members. What's on the agenda for our summer releases?
* Top Tech Upgrades for Your Practice. An essential catalog of practice management and law office products you sh…
I have read many times that you should concentrate on one or two practice areas instead of being a generalist. Obviously, in some rural areas, you will probably need more generalists. Is there any rule of thumb for when to do that?
What has me…