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  • 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 4.4K 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 189 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 915 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 297 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 185 views 3 comments Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • ugamoff
    Phone system
    Is there a way to have 2 offices use the same phone number and system. For instance if I have a satellite office can my receptionist at either office answer the phone and then transfer it to the other office?
    ugamoff 223 views 3 comments Most recent by dshinkle Legal Technology
  • JasonCarpenter
    Zapier Zaps Ideas
    I love the idea of Zapier.com but cannot think of may "zaps" to create. Other than the basics one listed on the Zapier site, what are some "zap" creative ideas? I would especially like to use Clio and Gmail.
    JasonCarpenter 487 views 12 comments Most recent by GregClaessens Legal Technology
  • richards
    HoudiniESQ 2.0
    I just did a demo of HoudiniESQ 2.0. As it is new, I cannot find any reviews on it. Anyone have thoughts on it/experience with it? Thanks!
    richards 349 views 19 comments Most recent by richards Legal Technology
  • samglover
    The Clio Q&A, Tips & Tricks Thread
    This thread is for questions and answers about Clio. You can also browse posts about Clio on Lawyerist.
    samglover 11.2K views 76 comments Most recent by Steve Richardson Legal Technology
  • paulspitz
    Yet Another Scam Directed Against Lawyers
    This one is designed to get you to click on a link, which then installs malicious software or ransomware on your computer system. Here's the article from the ABA Journal: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/dont_click_lawyers_get_fake_emails_a…
    paulspitz 242 views 3 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly Practice Management
  • gyitsakalakis
    Marketing Budget?
    Do you have a marketing budget? If so, how did you calculate it? What's in it? How often do you assess whether it needs adjustment?
    gyitsakalakis 195 views 7 comments Most recent by familylawyer1 Legal Marketing
  • Erik Johnson
    Collections Companies - how to sell unpaid invoices?
    I'm a younger solo and have a constant problem with clients who take forever to pay. Until recently, I figured my only recourse would be to threaten small claims, which takes time and money and isn't really that much of a threat. I recently spoke …
    Erik Johnson 171 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover General Discussion
  • Wes Christensen
    Saving Outlook emails as PDF docs
    Does anyone know of a good tool for saving emails from within Outlook as PDF docs? I am currently running Outlook 2007 on Win XP. I bought a tool called PrimoPDF some time ago. It mostly works, but gets quite a few errors. I also tried PDFC…
    Wes Christensen 345 views 1 comment Most recent by samglover Legal Technology
  • msspinner
    Amicus Price Jump Causing Switch
    Three years ago we switched from Timematters/Billingmatters to Amicus Premium w Billing. We were longtime TM users (from ver. 2) but grew frustrated with dropped sync with outlook and tech support response as I recall, which caused the switch. It …
    msspinner 234 views 4 comments Most recent by chadmurray Legal Technology
  • Jamie Sutton
    Practice Panther
    I saw that Practice Panther has made themselves free until the end of the year and I got a trial account today to start looking around at the features. It seems like a pretty slick and easy to use interface. It's got some nice features but is missin…
    Jamie Sutton 300 views 8 comments Most recent by SaulLandesman Legal Technology
  • samglover
    Post Your Hardware Setup
    I'll start. My primary computer is a Mac mini (late 2012, with a Fusion Drive) with a 24" Dell UltraSharp monitor and my WASD keyboard. I have a mouse. My portable computer is a 13" Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013). I just upgraded to the iPh…
    samglover 216 views 11 comments Most recent by mckinneylaw Legal Technology
  • samglover
    What's on Your 2016 Holiday Wish List?
    The holidays are coming up, and most people celebrate some form of gift-giving over the next couple of months. So what's on your wish list? Here's mine: * A pair of comfortable jeans. * This hoodie * Interesting whiskey * Books, inclu…
    samglover 241 views 4 comments Most recent by chadmurray General Discussion
  • Aaron_Sandvig
    Project Management Programs in 2016
    There were some discussions last year about project management options and Basecamp came up pretty consistently. I've also looked at Asana and a few others. It appears that the options are more numerous than one's ability to sample them all. That be…
    Aaron_Sandvig 177 views 4 comments Most recent by samglover Practice Management
  • GregClaessens
    Gmail auto filters?
    Gmail is great for my practice. It syncs with Clio in useful ways and works with Zapier well too. I am wondering if there is a way to automate the creation of filters? My example scenario. When Clio creates a new matter that triggers a zap tha…
    GregClaessens 73 views 2 comments Most recent by GregClaessens Legal Technology
  • ramonolivencia
    WordPress Theme Change to "Lawyer & Attorney"
    I recently created, with the guidance of a programmer, my solo attorney website using WordPress. Although it turned out to be more work than expected, it opened the door for me to get more into my cyber presence and improve my computer skills. The t…
    ramonolivencia 412 views 6 comments Most recent by jennifer_lockhart Legal Technology

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