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Archives for November 2012
Apple Server v. Drop Box
I'm in the process of expanding my practice to employee some assistants. Obviously, my paralegal we need access to the client files, forms, etc. What do you all believe is the best way to set up a system? I use Apple products. Is it best to have a s…
Problems with MyFax.com
1) My office has been having a large number of problems with our myfax account recently. Specifically with receiving faxes. We never used to have problems (account since 2007). It is my understanding that the company was purchased by eFax or othe…
Global Legal IT Cloud Survey Results
There are some really interesting statistics in Legal IT Professional's newly released "Global Legal IT CLoud Survey." The bottom line? The Cloud is here to stay. Check it out. It's definitely worth a quick read.
Case management solutions
I am looking for an easy-to-use, reliable case management program or service for my solo child custody mediation practice.
I am a family therapist, not an attorney, but my practice is almost 100% devoted to serving as a neutral in family l…
Google Apps - Apps for Lawfirms
I have just setup a Google Apps account. Just personnel for now while I figure it out and while I work out my plans. I see there are a TON of other apps to use, many for free, beyond the mail, calendar, etc. Which Apps do you all use and recommen…
Time Tracking / Billing Software
I'm in the market for new timetracking and billing software. I've done some research myself, but can't seem to find something that will work for me.
Here's my situation. I'm in a firm with four attorneys. We're currently running Tabs3 for all our …
Our firm has three hourly staff members. We have always had our staff self-report their hours; however, we are considering moving to a more formal method.
Does anyone have any experience with time clock software? We don't really want a physical t…
Any fastdraft users here?
I don't mean fastdraft from the company in the UK.
I mean the fastdraft BankOne used for their trust packages in the late 1990s.
Anyone here still using it? If so, have you found anyone willing to support it?
Alternatives to Pitney Bowes
My lease with Pitney Bowes is about to expire and I am looking at other options. I use approximately $75.00 a month in postage although a lot of it is due to certified mail with restricted delivery and receipt requested. I need the ability to do cer…
Practice Management Software for Contingency Fee Practice
I am very excited to report that I talked my employer into getting a practice management system. We run a contingency-based practice that does SSD, workers' comp and personal injury, so we have a very large volume of clients. We are looking for a …
Switching from Amicus Attorney
I am a family law lawyer, with one associate and a caseload of about 200 active files. About 20 years ago, I elected to go with Amicus Attorney. I have stuck with it ever since. Most recently, I have been disappointed with minor issues that just …
I know this has been discussed before in general terms. I'm hoping it's okay to ask again. I know many people recommend Macs or Lenovo brand. My question is more on what specs do I really need / care about?
I'm looking to a laptop that will b…
"Client File" App for IPad
Have anyone tried the App named Client File. It works with Dropbox, but is meant mostly for client file organization... seems like a prettier interface than GoodReader? Well I'm a sucker for aesthetics, so Im trying it out -- if anyone ha…
This may fall under the heading of Barn Door/Horse, but the New York State Bar has a free (during November) video about "Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness" for solos and small firms:
There are …
Trust Accounting and Practice Management Programs
In my practice most of my clients are hourly with retainers. I need the billing program to be able to do trust accounting, automatically apply payments and the like. I see alot of attorneys talk about Clio and MyCase and I like both of th…
ScanSnap S510 (old skool)
Like many of you, I run a (mostly) paperless office--I generally scan and shred all incoming documents. I use the Fujitsu ScanSnap s1500 as my scanner.
I just hired two other lawyers, and sharing one ScanSnap between us is starting to get unwieldy…