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Tech Tips

Streamline Your Workflow Three Ways

I need to start by getting a chip off my shoulder: I am not Mrs. Wiggins, nor am I some out-of-work secretary looking for crotchety old-school attorneys to bark into a recorder and wait for me to type their words. Back in my bricks-and-mortar ...

Andrea Cannavina - July 27, 2018
Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using the Heading Styles in a Word document instead of directly formatting all your headings gives you access to a lot of functionality, including the ability to include a fully automated Table of Contents in your document with just a few clicks.

Deborah Savadra - July 10, 2018

Cybersecurity Tech Tips: Stay Vigilant Out There!

We asked the practice management technology experts: What can a law firm do to make a hacker's job harder these days? Here's advice you can use to fight the good fight — and stay out of the cyber crosshairs — from Heidi ...

Joan Feldman - June 29, 2018
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Writing With Mind Maps

What writers need is a method they can use to create a first draft. Of course, lots of magic happens during revision of that draft, when writers refine their thoughts further. That’s when they apply Word styles. But they need a first draft to ...

Luigi Benetton - June 14, 2018
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Scrub Your Document With Microsoft Word Document Inspector

You spent a lot of time getting that pleading or contract together, and now you're ready to send it out. The last thing you want to do is inadvertently expose your prior edits or others' comments to prying eyes. If you don't already have a ...

Deborah Savadra - June 5, 2018
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Tech Tips: Collaborating Well With Others

For this edition of Friday Tech Tips, we asked the practice management technology experts: "What’s your best tech tip for collaborating well with others?" Here's good advice from Jim Calloway, Andrea Cannavina, Jared Correia, Darla Jackson, ...

Joan Feldman - May 25, 2018
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Tech Tips to Improve Your Client Communications Strategy

Margaret Atwood, the author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has frequently noted that with all technology, there is a good side, a bad side and a stupid side that you weren’t expecting. With major advances in technology, like the internet itself, ...

Jim Calloway - May 4, 2018
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Five Tech Tips for Writers

ABA TECHSHOW is great for keeping up with hot topics like artificial intelligence, the blockchain and cybersecurity. But if you hang in for the closing "60 in 60" session, you are rewarded with a bounty of tech tips, delivered in rapid-fire ...

Joan Feldman - April 27, 2018

Permanently Modifying Word’s Heading Styles

Microsoft’s idea of attractive headings doesn’t suit most legal documents. But you can permanently change your default heading styles so you can start every new document with headings in the right typeface and font color. One of the first things ...

Deborah Savadra - April 24, 2018
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Three Digital Communications Technologies That Can Make Your Life Easier

At first glance, communications may seem like a bygone problem for lawyers today. Haven’t smartphones made it easier to stay in constant contact with your clients? It’s true that smartphones offer you more mobility and instant, real-time ...

Ari Rabban - April 11, 2018