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  • LawyerC
    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…
    LawyerC 2.9K views 8 comments Most recent by Chuck Fulghum
  • Jamie Sutton
    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 …
    Jamie Sutton 281 views 3 comments Most recent by marsch
  • samglover
    How many monitors do you use?
    For lawyers who spend hours crafting documents, a monitor is probably the most important part of a computer. Some lawyers swear by a big display. Others swear by more than one. And many probably just use whatever came with their computer. Let us kno…
    Closed samglover 1.2K views 23 comments Most recent by samglover
  • alphaomegan
    Mac with Parallels or PC?
    I use both a desktop and a laptop in my practice; in the main, I don't like having to bring my laptop home every night from the office. My desktop is a Windows 7 PC and my laptop is a 2012 MacBook Air. The PC is four years old and acting up, so I pl…
    alphaomegan 181 views 12 comments Most recent by thedansherman
  • northernlaw
    CRM
    Solo looking for a program to keep track of existing and prospective clients, including client communication and potentially also value of work per client, etc. I am playing around with Highrise. I do not need to communicate with a team, just lookin…
    northernlaw 147 views 5 comments Most recent by weblaw
  • janeslegal
    Why, why... why do we need to pay for electronic signature software?
    Hello. I'm new to this forum. I've been reading Lawyerist for a while and finally found the time to start a law firm/practice/office/group/thing. As I plan my business, I can't seem to figure out what's important and what's going the way of the Dusk…
    janeslegal 415 views 9 comments Most recent by weblaw
  • samglover
    Which apps can't you live without?
    Which apps are the reason you own a smartphone or tablet, in other words? For me, I think it is: * Evernote * Instapaper * Byword * Ulysses * Google Maps * Contacts * Calendar (I'm not kidding about those last two. Synced-up contac…
    samglover 624 views 12 comments Most recent by MHDell
  • samglover
    What timekeeping and billing software do you use?
    I'm working on a guide to timekeeping and billing software for lawyers, and I'm trying to get an idea of which are the most popular, and if there are any others I should include. Please vote for the one you use. If you vote Other or you would like t…
    Closed samglover 1.1K views 41 comments Most recent by MHDell
  • samglover
    What kind of mobile phone do you have?
    Help us figure out which is the most popular phone among members of the Lawyerist community. If you answer Other or None, tell us more in the comments!
    Closed samglover 1.1K views 29 comments Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    What's your favorite way to make coffee?
    There are a ton of ways to make coffee, from good-old Mr. Coffee drip machines to exotic chemistry-lab-lookalike setups like Siphon. What's your favorite? (We've got at least 7 different ways to make coffee in my house, but I've picked my own fav…
    samglover 312 views 13 comments Most recent by Adam Lilly
  • PeterJNickitas001
    Internet speeds
    What is a suitable speed for a solo's office with one Mac, one Windows PC, one iPad Air Pro, two AirPrint printers, and one iPhone 6+? Is 40 MBps enough? How about 100 MBps? What about 1GBps -- is that overkill?
    PeterJNickitas001 101 views 6 comments Most recent by thedansherman
  • samglover
    What practice management software do you use?
    Help us figure out which is the most popular practice management software among members of the Lawyerist community. If you answer Other or None, tell us more in the comments! POLL CLOSED on 2015-10-15 This was fun, but in the end, it's impo…
    Closed samglover 10.1K views 108 comments Most recent by samglover
  • Deborah Savadra
    What's the most irritating default setting in Microsoft Word?
    If you use (or used to use) Microsoft Word in your law practice, what do you think is the most irritating default setting, one that you have to change every time you start a new document? For example: * Calibri font (really, Microsoft?) * 1…
    Deborah Savadra 253 views 5 comments Most recent by samglover
  • spoonerm
    Microsoft Access and practice managaement
    Hey, I'm new to the boards but I've been reading the site for a while in preparation for opening a firm... to get to the point: I have a programming background and have worked in IT on and off between age fifteen and the present. I have been develop…
    spoonerm 2.9K views 10 comments Most recent by TnLawyerJim
  • Umabird
    Should Dropbox be used to send (and receive) discovery documents?
    Should DropBox be used to send (and receive) Discovery documents to the opposing side? Could you please elaborate?
    Umabird 411 views 7 comments Most recent by Tom1
  • AJRichman
    Best 2-Line Analog Phone
    Thoughts on the best 2-line (or more) Analog phone? I'm not going with VOIP. Thanks!
    AJRichman 187 views 2 comments Most recent by AJRichman
  • samglover
    How do you define "the cloud"?
    I'm trying to come up with a way to define the cloud for non-tech-savvy lawyers, but that won't get tech-savvy lawyers too fired up. Here's my first attempt at a short-and-simple-but-useful definition: If you cannot put your hand on the comput…
    samglover 112 views 11 comments Most recent by Benjamin Wright
  • davidjshapiro2010
    Software for Digesting Deposition Transcripts
    Hi, all. Anyone have a suggestion re software for digesting and analyzing deposition transcripts? Many thanks in advance. Best, David
    davidjshapiro2010 28 views 4 comments Most recent by davidjshapiro2010
  • Jim Malone
    Conference call services
    Anyone have recommendations? Been meaning to get a service but haven't done anything yet.
    Jim Malone 64 views 8 comments Most recent by tchilds5
  • Jonathan Moody
    Google Apps for practice management
    I've tried a couple of practice management softwares, and feel I can really tackle the process without one (I have no employees at this point). I'm starting up with Google Apps for Work, and would like to know if anyone uses this alone for organi…
    Jonathan Moody 936 views 11 comments Most recent by jktlawyer

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