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Future Tech: Looking ahead at the technology changing law practice (access required)

Twenty-five years ago, law practice looked very different from today. Consider the accoutrements that a lawyer in 1986 did not have: A laptop computer A tablet computer such as an iPad A cell phone The Internet Online research (although the ...

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Technological strategies for the future (access required)

Bill Gates once famously said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.” Lawyers may be good at trial strategy or putting together ways ...

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Western District: File skinny PDFs, please (access required)

Put your fat electronic files on a diet, caution the federal courts of the Western District. New electronic filing rules discourage oversized files created by scanning hard copies to make PDFs for filing with the court. Staffers say the system ...

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Done right, social media a powerful tool for lawyers (access required)

With every year, it seems that the Internet and social media become more ubiquitous. As online sites and mobile applications continue to become the dominant media by which content is delivered and digested by the public, traditional platforms – such ...

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The VLW Quick 10: How to write better emails (access required)

E-mail is a great business relationship tool. It is handy and quick. It escapes the limitations of time zones. It creates a time-dated written record. Of course, there are times when folks should just pick up the phone and have ...

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E-readers gaining popularity in the legal community (access required)

After many years of interviewing attorneys and asking them what they do for fun, I can say with great confidence that just about all like to read and travel. Thus, this week’s article is about tools for legal professionals who ...

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Fraud Facts: Your phone may be smart, but is it safe? (access required)

Current estimates from the wireless communications industry boast that, of 234 million active cell phones in the U.S., approximately 20 percent are “smart phones.” Their growing popularity has created another opportunity for thieves to gain access to your confidential data. ...

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Marketing: Gather ‘competitive intelligence’ (access required)

Lawyers who want to develop new business need to learn everything they can about potential new clients and practice areas. But they don’t have to turn to cloak-and-dagger corporate espionage. Lawyers can gain a competitive advantage by learning how to ...

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