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Archives for January 2012
I've been researching web-based document assembly / generation tools - preferably ones that can appear to the end-user that it is a seamless extension of our firm's website, but really don't see any (besides Contract Express, potentially, and some o…
Iphone Call Logging App
Good morning all,
Just switched from an Android phone to the Iphone 4s. On my Android I used to have an app that would log all my calls (incoming and outgoing) to my Google calendar. This would allow me to go back and edit the entry to keep note…
Third-party document providers (ProDoc and the like)
I'm having a look at products like ProDoc (http://www.prodoc.com/), a Westlaw branch that for 85 bucks a month provides you with all sort of document templates and keeps them updated.
I've been using from time to time a similar service provided by …
I work for a law firm in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. I came across Lawyerist.com and was then advised to come here with our problem.
We currently use a Konica Minolta in the office, but we're looking to upgrade as we constantl…
I attended a CLE last week that really got me thinking about the safety of client information in cloud based Software as a Service. The AL State Bar says as long as I'm confident in defending Google's policies, I have the green light to go cloud ba…
Doxie Go with Eye-Fi
tl;dr: Got it working, found it to be slow and clunky. Read more here.
Doxie just sent me an Eye-Fi card so I could experience the awesomeness of wireless scanning to my iPad, smartphone, computer, or straight to Evernote. (You can buy this as a bu…
Web and Email Host
What web hosting and email hosting services do you prefer?
I know Sam likes gmail as the email interface, but, who is hosting your firm's emails?
Word Processing Software for Mac
What do other Mac users have for word processing software and would you recommend it? I'm leaning strongly towards OpenOffice or Libre Office but I'm curious about Mac Pages. I don't do anything special - just letters, briefs and the occasional spre…
I use my cell phone as my office phone and often need / want to use it hands-free. The jawbone I have is ok, but every time I see a picture of a customer service representative on someone's website I think, "that's what I want." I'm looking for a gr…
Rocket Matter adds document assembly
Many LAB members have expressed a desire for document assembly in our various threads on practice management software. Like this one. I think RM must pay attention to the LAB, because today it announced a major software upgrade that adds document as…
Experiences With 8x8 (Packet 8)?
Hi! I have been jury-rigging a phone system with Google Voice but I have decided to move on to a real VOIP provider for business-class features such as an auto-attendant, call forwarding, extensions, and the like. I like Packet 8. However, I would l…
Scansnap 1300 as primary scanner
I'm looking at getting a scanner for office use, but since I am just starting out, I am trying to keep costs down. I'm not seeing any reason for getting a 1500 over a 1300, considering that I rarely see documents over 7 or 8 pages in my practice.
Is a Copier really needed?
Just recently went through exhaustive process to purchase copier for my current office and I wonder does a law firm really need a copier? Could I get by with an excellent scanner and a high end laser printer?
Of course I can ask this question …
Retainer and/or Flat Fee Agreements
Does anyone have any specific retainer or flat fee agreements that they use? I have tried to look for a number of basic agreements, but was wondering if there are any specific points anyone likes to add to theirs.
Right now I am practicing some …
Does anyone have any experience with wizilegal.com or know anyone who has any impression of their services? They provide VLO and document automation services, similar to Direct Law.
Has anyone attempted to call a client about a case to "feel them out" or guage how much they could be billed after completing the work and knowing that far more time was spent than can actually be billed? Has anyone done this pursuant to specific i…
Client Intake Sheet/Form
I tried searching the forum for a basic client intake form/sheet, but can't seem to find one. If I missed a previous thread on this subject, I apologize.
I'm getting work in various areas of law: real estate, immigration, family, crimin…
Computer in desk drawer
for you ultimate neat freaks.