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Tech Systems: Making Your Move to the Cloud

By | Mar.09.18 | No Comments

Solos and small law firms have been shifting their practice systems to the cloud for nearly a decade, experimenting with innovative apps and economical options for case management, storage, collaboration, timekeeping and billing, and more. Still, …Continue reading »


Resetting Default Heading and Body Fonts in Word

By | Mar.02.18 | 1 Comment

If you’re sick of Calibri and Cambria, change your default heading and body styles so you can start every new Word document with the fonts you prefer. Put Font Frustration Behind You! One of the most persistent …Continue reading »

Technology Headaches

Six Signs Your Law Firm Is Ready to Outsource IT

By | Jan.26.18 | No Comments

It’s 4 p.m., and a midsize law firm finds that its document management software suddenly has a glitch. Attorneys and staff can’t access information, and they’re working toward a deadline. The firm doesn’t have in-house IT …Continue reading »


Video: Finding and Modifying Any Style in Microsoft Word

By | Jan.24.18 | No Comments

Every single piece of text you touch in Microsoft Word is associated with a Style. But how do you figure out which Style you need to modify? Use the Reveal Formatting pane. Learning how to first …Continue reading »

Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Assigning Shortcut Keys to Symbols in Microsoft Word

By | Dec.18.17 | No Comments

Inserting symbols like paragraph (∂), section (ß) or degree (∞) doesn’t have to involve digging through the Insert Symbols dialog box every time. Instead, make a shortcut key so you can insert the symbol without …Continue reading »

Friday Tech Tips

Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

By | Dec.15.17 | No Comments

It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is …Continue reading »

Friday Tech Tips

Best Ways to Upgrade Your Technology in 2018

By | Dec.01.17 | 2 Comments

What’s on your tech to-do list for next year? Maybe you’ve resolved to get more organized, go paperless once and for all, or move all of your practice systems to the cloud. Could be you’re dreaming …Continue reading »

Friday Tech Tips

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 »

Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Saving Recyclable Text as Quick Parts in Microsoft Word

By | Nov.01.17 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it, a lot of the text in legal documents has been recycled from previous documents. If you’re tired of searching for then copying and pasting common elements like signature blocks or notary acknowledgments …Continue reading »

Microsoft Office Quick Tips

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

By | Oct.18.17 | No Comments

Making any Microsoft Office application easier to use often involves tweaking the interface to suit your work style. Here’s one of the quickest, easiest and most powerful tweaks you can make: tricking out each application’s …Continue reading »