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
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
In our office, we use four software tools more than any others: Microsoft Outlook, Legal Files case management software, Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat DC. In addition, at Integrated Technology Services, LLC, Pam Myers and Dan Siegel sell, support and train users of these and numerous other software products, including the entire Microsoft Office 365 suite of products. These products are even more essential now that we, like everyone else, must work remotely for an indefinite period of time.… Read the rest
Not the pandemic itself, of course.
None of us is prepared for a pandemic.
But our clients at Integrated Technology Services, LLC all knew that to prepare for a catastrophe, they needed to transform their offices into a paperless environment. And we tell clients of our law firm, the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, that we have cutting edge technology, which will allow us to operate remotely even when the Governor has ordered us to close our physical office.… Read the rest
PDF users beware: If you don’t know how to redact, or how redaction and PDF editing work, you may have problems. Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that highlights how easy it to “edit” PDFs. The article spotlights how documents containing Pennsylvania State Senate expense records appear to have “changed” over time. For those who don’t understand PDFs, it may be confounding.… Read the rest
Software trainers may know about the products they support, but they may not know what you do. Legal software is the perfect example. Trainers often know their products, but couldn’t explain the difference between a pleading, discovery, or a contract, let alone the nuances that are so critical to successful lawyering. We do, we are practicing lawyers and practicing paralegals, who not only speak the language of law, we use it every day.… Read the rest
Havertown Attorney & Legal Technology Dan Siegel has agreed to serve as Technical Editor and contributor to Leimberg Services’ newest newsletter, focusing on Practice Management. Dan is a practicing attorney, who also operated Integrated Technology Services, LLC, which provides workflow solutions for law firms and small businesses. Dan is the author of a number of best-selling books (The Ultimate Guide to LexisNexis Case Map, Checklists for Lawyers) and through ITS regularly consults with law firms about ways they can leverage technology to improve their practices.… Read the rest
People know that I love technology, and use it every chance I get, but sometimes I run into circumstances when something happens and I understand the frustration. That happened to me recently. Oh, and by the way, I later learned that the problem that the support line couldn’t fix was really my fault because I should have known what the company’s trained (?)… Read the rest
One of Attorney Dan Siegel’s most popular programs, recent attendees called this a “must” program for all litigators.
Learn how easy-to-use technology can help you prepare more effectively and more efficiently for depositions, hearings, and trials, with better results in less time. This webinar will demonstrate:
- The various technologies used by lawyers today vs. the pen-and-paper methods;
- How to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of cases using litigation software;
- How to prepare for proceedings with confidence that you have the documents or other evidence needed; and,
- How to create chronologies that also serve as an outline for opening statements and other trial-related matters.
… Read the rest