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Now Available: How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line, Second Edition

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel‘s latest book, How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line, Second Edition, is now available from the American Bar Association. Written for the busy professional, this book explains how to identify the right activities that need to be accomplished and then how to most efficiently perform those activities.… Read the rest

New Podcast: Productivity: Practical Time Management and Technology for Law Firms

Productivity. Time Management. There is never enough time in the day, it seems. There are solutions.

Listen to a few as lawyer/geek/technologist Daniel J. Siegel of Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC  offers some productivity tips on the Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen podcast with Mary Vandenack, with this episode entitled “Productivity: Practical Time Management and Technology for Law Firms.”Read the rest

Why Your Law Firm Needs Adobe Acrobat Professional

With technology advancing at an incredible speed, it is easy for attorneys and their staff to get overwhelmed. Between all of the new gadgets that hit the market every week, how best to utilize your computer equipment, and what software is needed for your job, can feel like a never-ending process. Plus, most consultants only want to sell, and don’t understand the obstacles you face.… Read the rest

Importance Of Training Law Firm Attorneys & Staff How To Use Software

As an entrepreneur or business owner or law firm, you will need to use software for your business. There are many types of software that can help you run your company including case management software, accounting apps, shopping carts, e-commerce platforms, and more.

But what if I told you that most small businesses fail because they don’t know how to use the best possible piece of business software?… Read the rest

Prevent Phishing Attacks with Free Helpful Graphic from CISA

More than 90% of Phishing Attacks Begin With an Email

According to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA – cisa.gov), “more than 90% of successful cyber-attacks start with a phishing email. A phishing scheme is when a link or webpage looks legitimate, but it’s a trick designed by bad actors to have you reveal your passwords, social security number, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information.
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Budget Law Requires Reporting of Hacks to Homeland Security

Although only one in seven businesses typically reports a cybersecurity hack to the federal government that should change now that the recent budget/government funding law requires 16 types of businesses to report hacks to the Department of Homeland Security within 72 hours. The types of hacks that must be reported include data breaches and ransomware attacks/payments. Lawyers and law firms already have an ethical obligation under the Rules of Professional Conduct to report breaches, attacks and other cybersecurity incidents to clients whose data may have been impacted.… Read the rest

The White House – Yes The White House – Offers Excellent Advice on Protecting Yourself Online

No matter your politics, most of us aren’t thinking of President Biden when it comes to technology advice. Yet it was the Biden White House offering excellent advice on protecting yourself online. This isn’t fancy geek language, it is the same cybersecurity advice I have given in dozens of programs not only to lawyers and law firms but also to community groups and others.… Read the rest

FCC Adds Kaspersky Products to List of National CyberSecurity Risks

The FCC has added Kaspersky products to the list of cybersecurity risks. Law firms should alert staff not to use the products on any devices that access their firms’ networks to safeguard client information.

Of course, the last thing you need from your Internet security product is for it to be a threat to your security. Let alone national security. But on Friday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) called Kaspersky a national cybersecurity threat by adding Kaspersky, China Mobile, and China Telecom to the list of companies affected by the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019.… Read the rest

Please, please, please LEARN TO USE EMAIL, Pretty Please

Can we all agree that email has been around for a while? And so has the horrid Reply to All feature. And so has the ability of businesses to just turn off email boxes of employees and not monitor who might be contacting the departed.  Have we learned nothing in all the years email has been a part of our lives?… Read the rest

Using the Table of Authorities Builder in Microsoft Word

If you are not using the Table of Authorities builder in Microsoft Word, you should be. Manually creating this table (and managing to keep it updated when changes are made to the brief) is an impossible task. If you are using it, and are having difficulties, like I was today, here are some quick tips:
 
*Deleting All Table of Authorities Field Codes
 
I recently worked on a brief that was written with a lot of cutting and pasting from other documents.
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