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Archives for October 2011
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Tracking Receipts/Expenses When You Travel
How do you track your expenses and receipts while you are traveling? I expect I would usually have my ipad with me. As for receipts, I plan on sending them to shoeboxed to be scanned in. But, frankly, I have no idea how I should be tracking/filin…
I have decided to open my practice without a fax machine or service. I'm putting it in my retainer agreement that I do not accept communication via fax. I will then, of course, inform all opposing counsel of the same issue (though I'm not doing a …
Clio tips and tricks
Clio users: share your tips and tricks for getting the most out of Clio!
Here's one I just realized. My business clients get a set number of documents and check-ins per year. I was having trouble tracking those, so I decided to use tasks to do it. …
Google Voice Virgin
I just recently started using Google Voice as my main business phone number. I forward to my cell phone and that is great. My question is this: Is there anyway to call from said cell phone and have the caller ID show the google voice number and n…
Wordpress & Google Apps
I am looking at creating a WordPress website for our firm. I am also thinking about using Google Apps for email and shared calendar. Everyone in our firm uses Outlook so we would be looking at a paid premium/business google apps account in order to…
Reading Email on Ipad2
I'm loving my new Ipad2!! I'm trying to figure out the best way to read my email on it. I have my own domain through godaddy. On my laptop, I download to Outlook. I want to keep using this configuration on my laptop since Outlook integrates well…
How Are You Using Dropbox?
How exactly are you using dropbox?
Do you store ALL of your files in it? Or only certain files?
Do you use it to share document with your clients?
What other good uses have you found for dropbox?
Hourly Billing--What Increment Do You Use?
There will be times when I will bill hourly--such as for complex litigation. I'm not sure what billing increments would be best to use for hourly billing.
It seems like a pain to me to use 6 minute increments, but it seem unfair to a client to us…
Billing/Practice Management Software
Our firm currently has no dedicated billing software or practice management software. We certainly have a system for managing our files, which has worked fine for us over the years, we just don't have any software for that purpose. We use Excel fo…
I am in the market for a decent laser printer. I want something under $300 that is reliable. Any thoughts?
Setting a Flat Fee for Certain Types of Work
So there are 2 types of contracts that I will routinely prepare or review. I have figured out the market rate for each of these. There is what I consider a huge difference30% for one type of contract and even more for the other type.
How do I d…
Egnyte--Anyone Use This?
Has anyone used Egnyte? http://www.egnyte.com/ Is it worth it for lawyers doing transactional work?
What's So Great About the ScanSnap?
Other than the fact that it comes with Adobe Acrobat? It appears to me that it can only scan through a feeder....that seems to me a signifcant limitation. So tell me, why is it such a great scanner?
Quickbooks--What Functions Do You Use it For?
I'm thinking I could do my billing and accounting using Quickbooks as well as using it to balance my business and IOLTA accounts. But, I'm not sure if this is the best use of Quickbooks. What do you like (and hate) about using Quickbooks for these…
50 GB Free on Box.net!
Here's my post announcing this awesome deal from Box.net:
If you have an iPhone or iPad, take advantage of this now!
NH Bar Association is Offering a CLE on Google Office
I know a lot of you guys like Google, so I just wanted to let you know about this training. It's not cheap though--$225. It's in a location convenient to NH, Maine and Mass.