8November, 2016

Microsoft Outlook Tips for PC Lawyers [Webinar]

Find out how you can use Outlook more effectively on your PC in this edition of our Webinars for Busy Lawyers.

About this Webinar

Failure to respond, failure to communicate, failure to supervise and missed deadlines are the leading malpractice claims that plague today’s lawyer. Learn how the most powerful email and information managers can help you […]

6May, 2016

Managing Email Attachments with inMailX: Product from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 [Video]

Charity Anastasio, our counterpart at the Washington State Bar’s LOMAP, found inMailX in the exhibit halls of ABA TECHSHOW 2016. We haven’t tried it yet, but if you deal in high volumes of email attachments, it definitely sounds like a product you might want to look into. Charity will tell you more in the video, […]

18March, 2016

Time-Saving Email Tips [Video]

Heidi is back on the vlog this week, still trying to help you save some of the valuable time you currently spend on email. Last week she taught you how to use Outlook Quick Parts to automate drafting. This week she has two time-saving tips that require no new technology.

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6August, 2015

For What It’s Worth: Considering the Upsell

One does not simply buy a product in 2015. As our society has advanced in its complexity, products, even niche products, are fitted for specific uses. That’s why there are umpteen dozen versions of Tide — though, I do appreciate those versions addressing allergy sensitivities.

And, it’s the same deal with computer software. There are freeware […]

17July, 2015

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Projects

Well, this is it: the final installment of our time management series. (Read parts one, two, three, four, and five, if you want to catch up.) It’s been real; but, it had to end sometime; and, this is the end of the line. This final post will focus on managing large projects — perhaps I […]

10December, 2014

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 3: Technology Solutions

In Part 1 in our series on time management, we covered some basic solutions. In Part 2, we addressed some email management techniques. Now, we’ll consider a variety of technology solutions that will answer for tracking your time, saving your time, and, ultimately, increasing your efficiency.

Technology Conventions

One of the simplest technology upgrades you can implement […]

27November, 2014

Gee, Mail, Thanks!: Three Google Email Attachments

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Given the vast array of law practice technology options, as well as the further multitudes of office technology used in law firms, it’s no wonder that no two law offices share the same, exact technology rig — though, many share constituent parts.

There have been several noticeable shifts in practice management technology preferences since […]

27October, 2014

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 2: Email Management

In Part 1 of our series on time management, we outlined some basic solutions for improving efficiency.  In this second part of our series, we will focus on email management.

Email is the root of most of our time management issues.  The staggering volume of email we send and receive is debilitating.  Many of us make […]

11October, 2014

Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solutions

Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as efficient as possible — so that you can complete your work, and get […]

22August, 2014

Automate Your Email with Simple Scheduling Tools

“Inbox Zero” means keeping your inbox empty or nearly empty at all times, thus reducing distraction and increasing efficiency.  Inbox Zero, per its founder Merlin Mann, and its related email and task management methodology (i.e. “Getting Things Done” by David Allen), each prescribe the following:  if you can respond to an email in less than […]