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E-Signatures in Adobe PDFs

By | Nov.10.17 | No Comments

A few years ago, I interviewed Mike Dillon, general counsel at Adobe Systems. Dillon chuckled over how, before coming to Adobe, he’d had to sign stacks of documents each week using “wet ink” (his words). During the …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

Top Five Keyboard Shortcuts

By | Sep.22.17 | No Comments

If you’re of a certain age, the first computers you used did not have mice. They certainly had no graphical user interface, or GUI, a term now as archaic as WYSIWYG — what you see …Continue reading »


Tech Tips

Ways Screen Shot Tools Help You Communicate

By | Sep.06.17 | No Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your device’s screen are no exception. Those screen shot images can help people troubleshoot problems with your device — and help you better communicate how-to …Continue reading »


Productivity

Working With Multiple Monitors in Your Law Office

By | Aug.10.17 | 1 Comment

When I interview people via Skype, I explain that I have the Skype window on my notebook computer screen, which also holds an embedded camera. I take notes on another, external monitor and update information …Continue reading »


lawyer startups

10 Minutes With Legal Technology Entrepreneur Fred Cohen

By | Aug.02.17 | No Comments

Technology enthusiast Fred J. Cohen took a detour from tech opportunities to study the law and then practice for a few years. Instead of settling for the practice management and marketing tools he had, Fred …Continue reading »


Tech Tips Friday

Five Word Styles Lawyers Need to Know

By | Jul.14.17 | No Comments

Have you ever spent hours fine-tuning a Microsoft Word document to ensure a consistent “look and feel” throughout? If so, I suspect you don’t want to do that again. You especially don’t want to repeat the …Continue reading »


Digital Transcription Dictates Caution

Digital Dictation and Transcription Options

By | Jun.20.17 | 1 Comment

Many lawyers dictate their thoughts into a recording device, then send the recording to an assistant for transcription. This is a great time-saver for the lawyer. But the human transcriptionist today is gradually giving way …Continue reading »


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur James Jones Jr.

By | Jun.15.17 | No Comments

James Jones Jr. bumped up against a problem most new lawyers face when he first hung his shingle: where to find clients. That later led to a big idea. After practicing law for a decade, …Continue reading »


Tech Tips

Auto-Filing Email: 5 Productivity Tips

By | May.31.17 | 3 Comments

Imagine if your email system could look like this at the end of your day (presuming your inbox is empty): This is more likely to happen if email lands in the right folder without you having …Continue reading »


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Nehal Madhani

By | May.15.17 | No Comments

When Nehal Madhani left his practice at Kirkland & Ellis four years ago, he set out to create an online marketplace to connect lawyers and businesses. First, he learned to code. “I wanted to understand …Continue reading »