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Archives for April 2012
I'm curious how many of you are using VAs or virtual receptionists.
If you are, which type are you using? How did you decide which service or virtual assistant to use? How did you vet the service/person? What types of questions did you ask?
Ring Central - Interested in Comments on this Service
I have been researching hosted PBX. Ring Central has a number of nice features and the fixed fee pricing is very attractive as well. It either gets great reviews or poor reviews. It seems it's customer service has been a problem. I would like to he…
Digital Signature Program
Anyone using a DocuSign(ish) program or service that they like and is also compatible with mobile devices?
Anyone using FreePlane?
We've started experimenting with it for trial prep and the reviews internally are mixed. One attorney loves it, the other prefers a good old fashioned whiteboard and marker.
I have been using it pretty extensively to create nonlinear outlines for …
Contact forms on websites
What service does everyone here use to generate a contact form on their website? I need to add one, and wanted to get opinions on how to go about it.
SEO Tips and Questions
I wanted to start up a thread on here specific to Search Engine Optimization tips and questions. That way, there's a centrally located place to go to find this information. I'm going to try to put in some links to Lawyerist articles on the issue in …
Does Legalzoom have an effect on your market?
Hello Lawyerist Lab
I am an MBA student at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. We are working on a research project for a new service offering whose target market is solo practitioners and small law firms.
What we are…
So Google Drive launched today: https://drive.google.com/start#features
I have a couple of initial thoughts.
* Comments on documents seems like a great collaboration feature.
* I wonder if shared documents count against every users storage (lik…
Effective Platform for Interacting with Clients
I have a business, real estate homeowner associaiton and foreign investment practice. Part of my practice is fairly routine, formation of companies, maintenance of companies, drafting simple employment contracts, real estate contracts, promissory n…
What's the "missing" legal mobile app?
So I'm hoping for your input on "the missing legal app."
What got me thinking about this is the Small Firm Innovation Blog has an interesting series of posts this month on "the missing app" and I received an email from a lawyer/d…
Google Voice Guidance?
I've been researching for a couple days now, and I'm still unclear on exactly how to port an existing mobile number (Clear wireless) to google voice, then have google voice forward the calls to another carrier (Sprint). Here is my situation:
Ideas on attorney notes/ trial notes.
I am in the process of changing over to a paperless office. I am looking for thoughts and ideas on various methods of taking care of the notes that I produce when interviewing clients or witnesses, etc. I also recently had a PD juvenile case taken…
Take your paperless office to court
I have just come back from a meeting with a corporate lawyer whom I have interviewed about the use of software and technology within his daily work. He confirmed that a lot of the younger attorneys are slowly but steadily moving their work f…
I have posted in the past on the Google Voice discussion (I eventually went with Skype due to no available #'s in my area on GV). I recently ran across an endorsement for Toktumi. Seems like a decent deal to me; just curious if anyone had an exper…
Siri for dictation
So who's used Siri for dictation?
I dictated a 4 page memo for my law firm a few weeks ago and found that it worked really well. All in all, I was quite happy with the results. It was far more seamless than the old school dictating I did at my old…
The "Bare Necessities" for Digital Competency
I've long believed that being a Luddite is malpractice. Our ethics rules require us to be competent, and now that our computers are integral to our practices, I think that obligation includes our hardware, software, and internet connections.
Ok so I just purhased an asus transformer tablet with the docking station (keyboard). I know that everyone here has and swears by the ipad, but I've already been using android for over two years and have invested quite a bit of time into the communi…
I'm really not sure where this subject goes...this seems like as good a place as any.
I'm looking at hiring a contract attorney for a small part on one of my cases. Do I need to worry about workers comp, I-9's, W-2's or any of those other issues t…
So I just got my S1500 set up and am playing around with it a little before I go bananas. Do you guys use the Organizer software or scan directly to folder or how to you use that part of the workflow?