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Take the Pain Out of Selecting a Password Manager with Tips from Tom Mighell (May 26, 2020)

A password manager is an important security tool. If you do not know why that is, we have some great information for you. If you know you need to purchase and install a password manager, but just do not know where to start or don’t think you have time to make a decision, we have…

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Review 20 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts (And Memorize a Few) May 22, 2020

Using your mouse to select something and click can be a time saver if you are choosing among dozens of options, some with “pull down” menus. But normally keeping your hands on the keyboard is more productive than reaching for the mouse or touchpad. That is why learning the keyboard shortcuts for tasks you do…

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Check Out 22 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier (May 21, 2020)

Sometimes when I ask a lawyer what browser they are using, they cannot easily tell me. To many lawyers, all browsers are just windows to look at the Internet. But there are many advanced browser features that will benefit most any users. So, let’s start with the first rule of browsers. Do not use Internet…

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Zaps to Automate Marketing (May 20, 2020)

Many law firms and lawyers are looking at adapting their marketing efforts to reflect changing times. It seems rather obvious that more online marketing efforts are right direction for the moment. Yet, some common online marketing tools, like endorsements from satisfied clients, are challenging for law firms, both from compliance with the ethical rules and…

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Listen to Professor Richard Susskind’s Thoughts on Online Courts (May 19, 2020)

Professor Richard Susskind enjoys great prominence in the global legal community based on his fascinating books, articles and lectures on the future of law practice. But his latest book Online Courts and the Future of Justice couldn’t have been better timed as the COVID19 pandemic caused many courts to close to the public or limit…

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Shortcuts – The iOS Automation Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed (May 18, 2020)

Technology give us the ability to automate many things. But most iPhone and iPad-using lawyers have not looked at the many things that can be easily automated on their devices with Shortcuts. These tools that chain together various operations can be triggered by you, often with Siri, or can be set to happened automatically, such…

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Review the Ethical Challenges of Working Remotely (May 15, 2020)

Most lawyers have previously worked from home on occasion. Sometimes getting away from the office distractions while researching and drafting an important brief was the best plan for focusing. As we know, the last couple of months, where many lawyers worked from home almost exclusively, was an entirely different “work from home” situation. The Pennsylvania…

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Untruthful Answers to Your Data Security Questions May Be the Best (May 14, 2020)

Of course, lawyers are supposed to always tell the truth! But we got you to click and read this important security tip, didn’t we? Your mother’s maiden name can likely be located with a little online research. Therefore, using your mother’s maiden name as your password recovery security question is dumb! That used to be…

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The Future of Digital Note Taking and Other iPad & iPhone Tips (May 13, 2020)

One of the promises of smart phones and tablets was to always have something handy to take notes that you couldn’t lose. Early personal digital assistants included a stylus for notetaking, which was easy to lose. The Notes app installed on iOS devices by default is painfully basic. Brett Burney had Jeff Richardson as a…

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Today’s Times Demonstrate That Lawyers Must Accept Electronic Payments (May 12, 2020)

“Do you accept credit cards?”, was a question that a client had to ask a law firm years ago because not every law firm did. Lawyers and law firms that were unable to process electronic payments were often challenged during the last two months. We heard tales of woe of lawyers in other states barred…

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