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Even now, many law firms have no Internet presence

In a series of surprise statistics (at least to me—you may not be so surprised), 40 percent of small law firms do not have websites, according to data compiled by legal software maker Rocket Matter from several different surveys.
This is in spite of the fact that 35 percent start their search for legal services on the Inter ... (full story)

Checking checklist apps off your list of checklists

Checklists are good—from grocery shopping, to legal writing, to new client intake sheets, checklists are an indispensable facet of the office (and life). They reduce complexity, alleviate the pressure on memory, and allow easy task sharing, among other benefits.
According to one writer, Atul Gawande, checklists, “chec ... (full story)

Free encrypted chat apps

Just because you’re paranoid, they say, doesn’t mean that somebody isn’t following you.
And, as we now know, the Internets are completely insecure at every level—even down to the root of laptops.
I haven’t really done chat since AOL acquired ICU (a long time ago), but lots of folks do, or they Sk ... (full story)

Not annoying judges, part 1 million

Here’s a test: what do you think that you would have to do to engender a court order entitled: Order on One Millionth Discovery Dispute?
In a way, this had to happen eventually. It’s probably happening in every federal court, to some degree. Lots of people have predicted it, over the last few years.
The increasing ... (full story)

Managing your receipts from your phone

Here are five phone apps that you can use to manage your receipts while you’re on the go. Each has different levels of functionality and learning curves, so try them all out to see which one might be right for you.
Receipts. The most basic app has the most basic name, is the simplest to use, but might be the one most people ... (full story)