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Tech and Practice Management Tips To Use Today

Recently the Center for Practice Management and CLE Department held a day and a half of programming including How to Manage Your Workload – Time, Task, Email and Distraction Management for Lawyers and Tips Today You Can Use Tomorrow. The programs, now available on demand, are designed to give lawyers and their teams actionable and tactical information that could be…

Document Generation, Email Management, Ethics, Management, Productivity, Security, Wellness

Some Best Practices from Law Firm Associates

A recent Reddit thread posed the question “what are some examples of best practices you employ in your daily routine or have learned from more senior attorneys?”. The following is a summary of the responses, edited for repetition and some negative advice removed. In some cases, more senior attorneys submitted their thoughts. These are helpful suggestions whether you are a…

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The Problem with Dropbox

Pardon the clickbait headline. There really isn’t a problem with Dropbox, per se. The problem is that many law firms are using Dropbox and multiple other hardware and services to store documents. Saving and sharing documents from multiple places can lead to a host of issues for the office, the least of which is overspending. Are users in your firm…

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The Problem with Dropbox

Pardon the clickbait headline. There really isn’t a problem with Dropbox, per se. The problem is that many law firms are using Dropbox and multiple other hardware and services to store documents. Saving and sharing documents from multiple places can lead to a host of issues for the office, the least of which is overspending. Are users in your firm…

Center For Practice Management, Security, Smartphones

Enhance Your Privacy with DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo made its debut as a search engine focused on privacy by reducing tracking cookies and pop-up ads. As our privacy is increasingly at risk, DuckDuckGo has rolled out several more products including a browser extension, a web browser, an app, and email aliases. To reduce your privacy erosion, check out some of the DuckDuckGo options. Search Engine DuckDuckGo started…

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Free and Cheap Technology for Thrifty Lawyers

During the program “Weathering the Storm: Managing Your Firm Through an Economic Downturn” Erik Mazzone and Catherine Sanders Reach presented “Free and Cheap Technology for Thrifty Lawyers“.  As law practice becomes increasingly technology-oriented, law firms spend on technology has also increased to command an ever-larger share of the budget. We can’t turn back the clock and practice without all the…

Backup, Center For Practice Management, Ethics, Productivity, Security, Smartphones, Technology

Early Spring Cleaning for Your Technology

While we aren’t yet in meteorological spring, on the next chilly, rainy day while you are waiting for the last frost before you start your garden or outdoor activities, take some time do some technology “spring cleaning”. Whether optimizing your devices, adding some automation, or finally unsubscribing from all the unread emails, there are lots of things to do to…

Center For Practice Management, Cloud Computing, Ethics, Security, Smartphones

Redux: Is a Password Enough to Keep Your Sensitive Information Safe?

Are you using two factor/multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA)? You should be! Passwords alone are not enough anymore to thwart motivated hackers from accessing your accounts. MFA adds strength to your passwords by using something you know (your username/password) and something you have. However, as we get more sophisticated so do the bad guys. What are today’s best practices? For the uninitiated,…

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Lessons from the LastPass Breach

LastPass, the popular password manager, has suffered a breach. If you are a LastPass user it is time to decide if you will stay or go. If you stay, what steps should you take to protect your LastPass vault? If you go, where to? What are best practices to consider when using password managers in the harsh light of breach…

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Considerations for Physical Security for Lawyers and Their Teams

Whether an angry client, the threat of suicide, stalking, harassment, disgruntled employees, or a distraught party, law firms should have the knowledge and plans in place to help keep everyone safe and secure. The following are a few resources to help in your preparedness planning. From the NC State Bar “If lawyers need support during this or any other crisis,…