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Handy Keyboard Tricks

One key to increasing your efficiency in Microsoft Word (in addition to letting Word fix your typos) is keeping your hands off the mouse as much as possible. To do that, though, you need to know a few handy shortcut keys so you can format as ...

Deborah Savadra - July 5, 2011

Hidden Treasure in Microsoft Outlook

Every morning, Outlook initializes with a trusty Microsoft registered trademark to greet you, and you go along merrily sending emails and calendar invites like a pro. There’s more to our steadfast friend Outlook than churning and burning emails ...

Jon Yelton - June 27, 2011
Woman and Man with tech in background

Read Your Favorite Sites Without Leaving Outlook

Psssst. Wanna read your favorite website without leaving Microsoft Outlook? I’m not talking about subscribing to its newsfeed in Outlook, but setting up an Outlook folder that actually points to the website. It’s quick and easy to add a website ...

Vivian Manning - June 16, 2011

Conference Rooms in the Cloud

Collaborating with clients used to be a face-to-face deal—taking place in your conference room or office, or perhaps a swank restaurant to impress. Now, communication with clients mostly happens virtually, with emails and documents substituting ...

Jack Newton - June 13, 2011

Looking at Pictures

It’s Friday, and the end of a very long week. Let’s just kick back, cool off  and have a little intellectual fun learning the easy way: through pictures! 1. Visualize Health. First up, compare and contrast health conditions and risk factors in ...

The Editors - June 10, 2011

How Not to Hire a Vendor

Deciding to switch service providers or find a new one can turn into a big headache, especially if the service or product you’re are shopping for is “mission critical” to your practice. (Think banking, insurance or even ...

Jobst Elster - June 8, 2011

Don’t Negotiate, Collaborate!

It is easy for lawyers to slip into conflict with office staff, colleagues or service providers because most of us have never learned how to craft the kind of agreement that isn't about winning, but creates a meeting of mind and heart. The best ...

Stewart Levine - June 7, 2011
Woman and Man with tech in background

Don’t Touch That Typo!

Want to know the single fastest way to speed up your typing? Stop manually correcting your typos as you’re writing. Just stop doing it! Correcting as you type is a surefire way to slow yourself down. It’s a classic illustration of you working ...

Vivian Manning - June 1, 2011

Revive Your Law School Study Group

Today’s idea, especially for small-firm lawyers, is this: revive your law school study groups. Not literally—your original classmates have long since moved on to other practices and careers. But set up a private study group with between five and ...

Jordan Furlong - May 23, 2011

Deconstruct Your Competitors’ Websites

Sometimes, the winning formula is right in front of you. This is often true when marketing your firm online and building its web presence. Many lawyers would benefit from spending just a few hours reviewing the websites of their three top ...

Steve Matthews - May 19, 2011