Law Office Technology

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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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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Really? Software Ignorance Hits a New Low!

Really?

How dumb are they?

I can’t say what I’m thinking, I’m in public.

So after you copy and paste it back to word can you print to pdf again and then copy and paste it back to word? HAHA!

These are real quotes, all in response to the Pa. Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s latest “Tip of the Month – Copying and Pasting from PDF to Word Document,” an email whose number one piece of advice is so wrong and so… this is mixed company so I won’t say.… Read the rest

Technological Incompetence – It’s Scary

Last night I lectured to the Barbieri Inn of Court – a specialty group of lawyers in the Philadelphia area who primarily handle workers’ compensation cases – about the requirement that lawyers be technologically competent. I discussed everything from cellphone security to ransomware.

But today I realized that for some lawyers the bar for technological competence is much, much lower, perhaps below ground level.… Read the rest

April Windows Update – Helpful – But Save Your Word Normal.dot File

Microsoft released its April update for Windows 10, and it fixes a lot of bugs, 113 of them to be exact – some of which are important. For more information, click here to visit the ZDNet story about the update.

Back Up Your Word Normal.dot File Before Doing the Update

Although we have been unable to confirm this with Microsoft, our office has experienced problems with the update – one in particular: our Microsoft Word normal.dot… Read the rest