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You Don’t Have to Be a Tech Genius to Fake Digital Evidence (September 3, 2020)

While you don’t have to be a tech genius to fake digital evidence, you may have to hire one to uncover the fake. In Sharon Nelson’s post “Divorce Attorneys Struggle with Faked Cell Phone Evidence in Court,” I promise you will learn of one stupidly simple way to fake text messages.

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Have You Missed Some Great Tips? (September 2, 2020)

For our September 2nd tip, we featured My Top Tips for Practicing Law During a Crisis, the “Greatest Hits” of our tips so far this year.

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Pay Attention to Changes in Lawyer Regulation (September 1, 2020)

There was big news in lawyer regulation in August. I think it is fair to say that many lawyers would disapprove of many of these developments. Lawyers who have been studying Access to Justice issues for years will likely have a different point of view. Bob Ambrogi has been covering the legal profession and Access…

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A Home WiFi Alternative That Works Like Magic? (August 31, 2020)

A tipster told me tales of a device described as almost magical for working online from home. This device allowed you to stay connected even when the home WiFi was down. It allowed you to bypass the home WiFi when others in the house were in peak bandwidth hogging mode. This modestly priced device could…

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COVID-19 is Brutal to Young Lawyers (August 28, 2020)

COVID-19 may target older individuals in terms of serious symptoms and fatalities. But the collateral consequences of this pandemic has wounded many different groups of people. 2020 was just a terrible year if you were graduating, job hunting, opening a new business, moving or had business opportunities driven by in-person networking. And that list of…

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Microsoft Adds Transcription of Sound Files to Word 365 (August 27, 2020)

A powerful new feature added to Microsoft Word this week is the transcription of sound files into text. Speech-to-text apps are often used by lawyers. I get many questions from our members on speech recognition tools. Given how powerful the Microsoft Dictate tool is, this is likely both useful and powerful. I tested it briefly….

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Hate Word? Change it (August 26, 2020)

Abraham Lincoln is often quoted as saying “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” The internet says he didn’t say that, but it is a good observation in any event. Those of us who work with lawyers on law practice process management are…

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Active Voice v Passive Voice — A Ten Minute Drill to Improve Your Legal Writing (August 25, 2020)

It’s back to law school time. So today’s tip to improve your legal writing is courtesy of Prof. Margaret C. Hannon, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. @mch_tweets Using active words and phrases will result in more powerful, more understandable and often more concise writing, whether in a brief or…

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Tour the TechnoLawyer Top Products Awards of 2020 (August 24, 2020)

Every year TechnoLawyer announces this set of awards, and I enjoyed reading the TechnoLawyer Top Products Awards of 2020. Before you click, understand the methodology here is a bit different. Products are featured in TechnoLawyer and the votes are the clicks on links from the TechnoLawyer subscribers. So, the products are limited to those featured…

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Check Out a Videoconferencing Guide for Oklahoma Lawyers (August 21, 2020)

My August Oklahoma Bar Journal Law Practice Tips column is A Videoconferencing Guide for Oklahoma Lawyers. It was written for print, so it was finished several weeks ago. In the interim, it has become a bit easier to buy webcams. But if you need one, I’d read the column and place an order now before…

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