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Archives for December 2011
Does anyone have any recommendations for good video equipment? I'd like to start doing some video posts both on Lawyerist and elsewhere. I know I need a video camera, some lighting stuff (right?) and a tripod. I would be curious to hear people's rec…
I know that the general consensus on scanners is the ScanSnap S1500, but what about paper shredders? It seems like shredding is a key part of the paperless office, but there are a ton of shredders out there to choose from. I would love to hear some …
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Is anyone using VPN technology for secure use of the internet (email and websurfing) while using free wi-fi in public places? What are your favorite solutions for a Windows environment?
I'm interested in finding the best combination of cost and…
What APPS do you use every day?
Sam and I were talking about minimizing what apps and social networks we belong to in another thread.
Which led me to wonder what people have on their smartphone's? What are you using on a daily basis both professionally and personally?
any hotdocs users?
i have been looking into this software and would love to hear any opinions from those of you who may use it at either the user level with pre-fab docs or the developer level. our state cle org has made certain practice series available with prefab …
I just read on Bob Ambrogi's blog about the new Wolfram Alpha's app. I recently discovered W.A. (http://www.wolframalpha.com/), a pretty powerful mix of excel and wikipedia, and I was wondering:
- if somebody else knows/uses it
- if this new app, …
I recently received an e-mail from one of my virtual office sites and there was a "write a review" button in the e-mail. The link took me to a page where I could then click on a number of sites to review (yelp, places, judy's list, etc.) The servi…
.com versus .co versus .net versus .us versus etc.
Would appreciate any feed back on what top level domain extension is best to use for a firm website. I am having a tough time finding a .com name to register for my firm. What would be the next best alternative? I am considering .co. Any thoughts?
ioSafe Rugged Portable Giveaway!
UPDATE: Marjorie Vincent-Tripp from Jacksonville, Florida has won the drive! Congratulations!
Were closing in on 2,000 members, and since I would really like to see that happen before the end of the year, Im going to sweeten the pot. As soon as w…
Paper port and paperless office concept
I have been experimenting with Paperport and their "cloud" feature, Paperport Anywhere.
Has anyone else used these? So far it works fine for me.
Charles M. Lee
Dymo Label Printer
Law firm office manager friend was raving to me recently about Dymo Label/Postage printers they use in their office. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on this subject?
Great PDF Review App
For the last few months I have been using a PDF review app for the iPad called pdf-notes (you can download the free app or an ad-free version for $9.99). I suggest people take a look because it has some great features (and it's free!).
The "Hobby Firm"
My wife jokingly said the other day that I have a "hobby firm." In other words, my law practice is no longer my primary source of income, and it no longer takes up the majority of my time.
Instead, I represent a few clients who I am excited to work…
I need to find a better system for having all of my contacts in one place. And I am hoping it can be rather inexpensive, compatible with my iPhone, sync-able with Google Apps and Quickbooks...does this exist?
So my firm had been using dropbox for cloud backup and remote access to our client files. We decided about a month ago that we needed a better physical backup of our files so we moved all our files over to a separate 1 tb solid state hard drive that…
Anyone tried this practice management software? Bills itself as the best of social networking type communication (presumably with clients) and legal practice.
When I purchased my Windows PC about a year ago, purchased the Microsoft Office suite that included One Note. Haven't used it much. Recently, someone (non-lawyer) suggested using it to organize projects, etc and indicated he is using it for projec…
Real Estate Closing Software
Does anyone here do real estate closings? If so, what is the software your firm uses when preparing the closing documents like the HUD?
If they don't use a particular kind of software, why?
Any help is appreciated.