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  • robert_monahan
    Coaching a Mock Trial Team for that Hard-To-Get Trial Experience?
    Has anyone ever tried this? A retired judge suggested it to me. I was telling him that I had four trials this year -- a lot for me (a solo practice)! At each trial, I felt that I did well enough, but would have performed better if I had more prac…
    robert_monahan 83 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Lawyering Skills
  • KennyBrendan
    Keyboard Tips, Hacks, and Recommendations
    Microsoft Word and Exchange are a major source of frustration for me (and I think a lot of other lawyers). Even inserting common typographic symbols and setting up good formating can be difficult. I set up this discussion with the hope that we could…
    KennyBrendan 476 views 10 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Marketing
  • Greg Broiles
    Business card designer/printer
    I'm looking for an online printer that will work up a business card design/template from one of my existing cards, and then print them (2 color) on reasonable stock at a reasonable price. I'm trying to find something in between VistaPrint and the su…
    Greg Broiles 771 views 24 comments Most recent by Jonathan Kleiman General Discussion
  • sembry
    A Lawyer at CES 2017
    I recently came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Besides being bone tired, a little dizzy from all the educational sessions and new product reveals and having caught the famed CES cold that everyone reportedly gets, there are a …
    sembry 183 views 2 comments Most recent by sembry Legal Technology
  • ftourigny
    Encryption for Google Drive
    Hi there ! I'm sure this has been discussed at some point but our firm needs an encryption solution for Google drive. What are your recommendations ? Thanks !
    ftourigny 201 views 5 comments Most recent by Richard651 Legal Technology
  • JasonCarpenter
    Cashflow.... show me the money
    I am a divorce attorney in Harrisburg PA who only bills flat fees with monthly automatic payments. I keep clients credit card information on file and bill monthly on specific days. I need a cashflow projection system or websites.Any suggestions? …
    JasonCarpenter 211 views 5 comments Most recent by Mary Juetten Practice Management
  • RobertTheofanis
    Scanning Vendors
    Does anyone have any experience with third-party scanning vendors? My firm has a very high volume of incoming documents so I'm exploring whether it'd be more cost effective to use a third-party vendor for our routine scanning. In terms of workflo…
    RobertTheofanis 71 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • katzafiro
    PocketScan portable scanner
    I just heard about the PocketScan. Does anyone here use it? Any reviews? So far, the Scanner Pro app has been working for me for small scanning projects when I am out of the office but I've been looking for something better.
    katzafiro 151 views 2 comments Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • nbklaw
    Any Comments on ActionStep? (Time Matters Refugee)
    I'm looking to switch to a cloud-based practice management system for a two-attorney general practice firm. I'm coming from about ten years on Time Matters, which I'm not unsatisfied with, but I am trying not to be chained to my desk anymore to get…
    nbklaw 191 views 10 comments Most recent by Matt Norris Legal Technology
  • williamanderson
    Scanning at the Client's Home
    I have been seeing someone who is about to shut down their firm to go virtual and she asked this question. Any ideas would be appreciated. Let's say I am at a client's house and they are signing their will, power of attorney and advance medical d…
    williamanderson 291 views 15 comments Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • ftourigny
    Scheduling Apps
    Hi there, We want to implement a scheduling system on our website and I was wondering what was the best scheduling app out there ? I tried calendly a while ago and found it pretty nice but maybe there are others out there ? What are your experien…
    ftourigny 401 views 7 comments Most recent by ftourigny Legal Technology
  • ct-esq
    Email Archive Solutions?
    Like many solo practitioners, I rely on email and like many of you, I routinely send some of my email to the "archive." Whether it is an IMAP folder on the mail server in the cloud or an archive folder in a PST, it gets moved somewhere. After six…
    ct-esq 191 views 4 comments Most recent by bpearce1 Practice Management
  • humphreylaw
    Trust Accounting Program HELP
    I left a small firm and started my own last month. Thirty clients (read cases) came with me. I have no flat fee clients because I solely practice litigation which does not lend itself to flat fee payments. Ok, so thirty clients (cases), all of wh…
    humphreylaw 1.4K views 19 comments Most recent by ct-esq Legal Technology
  • Jamie Sutton
    Collections for Deadbeat Clients
    So, our retainer slash attorney-client agreement takes great pains to specify that we're a small organization operating on a charitable/non-profit basis, that we offer significant discounts on market-rate, etc. etc. Part of the agreement also explai…
    Jamie Sutton 542 views 18 comments Most recent by ct-esq Practice Management
  • Jeffrey Lapin
    New Phone System
    I am looking for a new phone system. I currently am just using landlines and have an answering service for when we are closed. In my office there are 3 of us total. I am either going to get: (1) traditional phone system (landline) with a virtual …
    Jeffrey Lapin 623 views 6 comments Most recent by ct-esq Practice Management
  • samglover
    The Fountain Pen Thread
    I don't know if anyone besides Aaron and I are fountain pen enthusiasts, but I thought we might need a thread for those of us who are. Brad Perri recently turned us on to Noodler's Ink (http://www.noodlersink.com/), which is awesome ink you can use…
    samglover 5K views 54 comments Most recent by arthuritis General Discussion
  • Erik Hume
    Style Separators in Word for Mac
    I recently became acquainted with style separators in Word for Windows (I'm a transactional lawyer and use them for section headings). I was disappointed to see they aren't implemented in Word 2016 for Mac. Is there a workaround that will let me use…
    Erik Hume 192 views 4 comments Most recent by Deborah Savadra Legal Technology
  • EagleLegal
    Experiences with Surface Pro / iPad Pro?
    I've decided to get either the Surface Pro or iPad Pro, and was interested in any experiences others could share using either one in their legal practice. I expect to use the mostly when I'm working out of the office, either at home or in mediations…
    EagleLegal 953 views 16 comments Most recent by Papabear16 Legal Technology
  • KennyBrendan
    50-State & Fed Legal Typography Guide?
    After getting feedback on my recent article https://lawyerist.com/115103/hey-hey-ho-ho-19th-century-fonts-got-go/ about lawyers' use of fonts, it occurred to me that it would be great if we had a complete guide to the court rules affecting typograph…
    KennyBrendan 291 views 6 comments Most recent by Papabear16 Legal Marketing
  • dfmo
    Small In-House Counsel Project Managment Solution
    We have a small legal department for a mid sized company. Our legal depart is 9 people - 6 lawyers (including the GC) and 3 project staff (not secretaries) and are looking for a new solution for the General Counsel and team to help keep track of pro…
    dfmo 181 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Practice Management

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