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Archives for September 2012
Are Your Smartphone Notifications Turned On?
One the first things I do when installing apps on my phone is shut off all the active notifications, except for calls and text messages. I hate the constant interruption, otherwise. I only allow passive notifications like app badges in iOS or the no…
Basecamp v Zoho Projects
I'm tempted by Zoho's free option. I would appreciate any input on these services.
My plan is to use this kind of software to work with other attorneys on drafting proposed legislation.
Wardrobe conundrum. Not sure where to post this. HELP. please.
I have a very important meeting on Friday, and need to look professional. However, I am traveling over to the meeting by small plane. I need to be dressed in a manner that is comfortable to fly a prop plane. My entire wardrobe is of, essentially, pe…
SendItCertified - Secure as Dropbox
Interesting service. I like the public "Secure Inbox" which you can allow clients and anyone to send you "secure messages".
While this is more secure than regular e-mail, don't think you can use this to receive information from your Columbian Drug …
Scan to the Cloud
I am a solo, purchasing my first scanner; I pretty much exclusively use Google Aps/Docs/Drive, etc. Do you have any insight on the ability to scan directly to Google Drive and the best way to accomplish this. I was looking at the ScanSnap, but also…
Up to date documents for clients
There are a lot of things potential clients consider before hiring an attorney. Many you don't have control over, some you do. Call it a pet-peeve, but when I am looking at someone that needs attention to detail and the initial intake form I have t…
Recommendations Not Posting to Google + or Google Places
A client wrote a recommendation for me numerous times as did a fellow attorney Ryan James. Neither of them posted to my Google + or Google places profile. I had 6 recommendations but should have gotten 2 more. I did notice when I googled Philadel…
Giveaway: 7 iPad Keyboard Cases
3 NEW WINNERS PICKED...
Targus Versavu: Nathan Jones
Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2: Jon Miller
Verbatim Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard: Andrew Nettleman
Belkin YourType: Herbert Wilson
Cygnett Lavish Connect: Kevin Parker…
I know a lot of LAB members have wordpress sites. I have wordpress for my site, with the Themis theme. I was looking at backup plugins, but there are a lot to choose from. Anyone have experience with backing up a wordpress site, and what th…
Things you wish your paralegal knew about Practice Management
I am putting together a proposed syllabus for a course in a paralegal program about Practice Management. I am going to reach out to the practice management providers (Clio, Rocket Matter, etc) to see about getting access to expose the students to Pr…
Credit Card / Trust and Operating account issue fixes?
Setting up a credit card acceptance system in a firm, I know that you don't want credit card payments (unearned fees / retainers) going into the Operating account.
However, if some of the fees are earned already when they go into Trust, isn't th…
Part-time. off-site temp work such as document review
I hope this is the correct forum for this question.
My solo practice has lately been experiencing the slowest period of the 18 years that I've been in business for myself. I am working to build up the practice and am working on 4 prospects that wou…
Working with clients in tight financial situations?
I am writing this to Sam, but hope that others may jump in with ideas as well. I am one year into my solo practice, and am losing patience with my current practice. I have been struggling to get people in the door, and find myself taking whatever …
Practice Management and MasterFile type programs
I need a MasterFile program and management program. Have looked at Rocket and Clio. Both don't look good to me. I really don't want to add Windows. Is there anything that comes closer to these programs?
Postage - What To Do?
We currently have a postage meter from Pitney Bowes - cost about $50/month. Our mail volume is going down, currently $120.00-$150.00/month. I'm debating internally the options: postage meter, stamps.com (or other online service), or rolls of stam…
Running Windows on Mac
Anyone have experience with the virtualization software to run Windows on Mac. Running on Lion right now. I had purchased Parallells in March, but haven't had a need to run Windows until now. Hearing that upgrades are expensive, etc. Know some o…