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Word: Pleading Line Numbers Issue
When using a pleading template with 28 lines, how does one easily align pleading text up with line numbers after a single-spaced block quote messes it all up.
What happens to my files when I cancel?
If I use a cloud based practice management software, what happens to my files, my data, my information, if I cancel or switch? Can I still get my information?
Amicus Cloud - are you experiencing the same problems?
Are you fellow users of Amicus Cloud (we call it "AC") experiencing similar issues?
Due to the slowness of Amicus Cloud, it has taken me ****2 hours** to do 20 time entries**. Considering that these time entries are mostly .1s for emails, doing t…
Door Law or Specialize?
Hello! I am in the process of taking over an established solo practice on a somewhat expedited schedule -- I joined the solo in October and his plan is to move out of state in June. I will still have access to him for mentorship/guidance after he mo…
Online intake forms with referral tracking?
I'm currently using Clio for practice management and Evernote for note taking. What do folks recommend for intakes/pending retainer agreements?
Evernote isn't great for data analysis down the road. Clio could work (setting everyone up as "pending…
How do you manage your passwords?
I've heard from a few sources now that 2016 will be the year everyone finally gets their act together on passwords. (If you aren't clear on why this is an ethical imperative for lawyers, read this post. If you aren't sure what using good passwords m…
Which current-gen gaming system do you own?
I'm going to buy a new gaming system, but I'm not sure whether to get an Xbox One or Playstation 4. I'm curious what you have/recommend. (Figuring out which system allows me to race/kill more lawyers online seems like as good a way to choose as any.…
Quickbooks for time and billing
I started my own office this week and had grand plans to use QB Premier for time and billing as well as bookkeeping. My experience thus far is frustrating. Are the potential benefits of the program worth the effort on the learning curve, or am I …
Can you have a closer relationship with cloud-based companies?
Jobst Elster just passed on a provocative comment from one of his clients. Apparently, NetDocuments claims that user adoption goes way up with cloud-based document management software-as-a-service as compared with tradition document management softw…
Has anyone had any experience with Yodle (an on-line advertising company)?
Landwehr Law Offices
CRM, who's the best?
Dear friends, we're looking to implement a new Client Relationship Management tool. Suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Producing text messages for discovery and litigation
Does anyone have software or app recommendations for producing text messages for discovery purposes and/or for trial? My understanding of the e-discovery rules is that you need to produce e-discovery in "native format." Does that mean you always n…
TheFormTool Pro v. HotDocs
I've been playing around with these and wanted to start a thread to discuss these two products. There is a huge price differential between them, so it would be nice to know if TheFormTool Pro is sufficient to meet the needs of attorneys in solo prac…
Etsy for office signs?
Has anyone used Etsy or an online provider for a custom office sign? I've ordered a vinyl decal for the glass door, but would like to get a wood/metal sign for the outside wall. Just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations.
How to Exceed Partner Expectations?
I'm a 3L who has an externship at a great firm with a good chance for a job there once I pass the bar. I'm a GTD practitioner and have been doing good work - returning assignments before deadlines, seeking out work, asking questions, demonstrating a…
Associate and Non-Equity Partner compensation
I am the managing partner of a small law firm in a relatively small market (East Coast; about 500k people) and am looking to learn more about typical compensation packages for associates and non-equity partners in similar firms.
I'll get the bal…
Netflix "Making a Murderer" Discussion (Spoilers)
If you haven't yet watched "Making a Murderer" on Netflix, stop reading now and go watch it. Really.
Assuming you've watched it (presumably in 10 hours straight), what did you think? Who did it? What can we learn about lawyering and criminal just…
Best Encryption for Google Drive
We've thought about switching over to Box or another service, but since we're already using Google Apps for 95 percent of everything else on our Google for Business account, we'd really like to stick to Google Drive. But I'm having a hell of a time …