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Archive for September, 2009

Have you thrown away all of your typewriters yet?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

If not, this handy tool will allow you to do so today!  No more ribbon or correction fluid purchases or messes.  We presented this tool at the MAJ/ABA techshow a couple of weeks ago and it got more oooh’s and ahhhh’s than anything else we presented. Adobe Acrobat has a Typewriter Tool.   You can type […]

The Demise of the Dictaphone?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Voice mail took the place of the  answering machine, digital cameras replaced film, and now a new iPhone app could potentially replace your Dictaphone.  Unless you are like me and refuse to upgrade to an iPhone until Verizon has them.  I am using a Philips Digital Dictation device as are all of my lawyers.  But […]

Nice of them to visit, but will they stay awhile?

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Turns out most visitors to legal websites only stay an average of two minutes. So, how can you get people to take off their virtual coats and stay awhile? Fresh Content: if your content is unique, relevant and interesting your visitors will stay longer. Multi-Media: make your site more compelling by adding video, graphics, and […]

Lean, Mean and Green

Friday, September 18th, 2009

You can’t swing a gavel in the legal world without hitting information about how to better ‘go green.”  By now you’ve probably done the basics: recycle Check!,  scan more than print, check!, upgrade to latest green technology?, huh? Like the Time Bucket analysis purports as I wrote about last month HERE. You have to ask […]

2 missing Power Points from Techshow materials

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Here are the 2 Power Point slide presentations that were not on your thumb drives that you were given during last Friday’s techshow in Novi.  The show was a huge success and I thank you for attending.  We are already working on next year’s show.   The 2 missing outlines were 45 websites in 45 minutes […]

How to Make Free Calls to Information (411) on the Road

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Are you tired of paying $2.00 or more to call 411 from your cell?  Well if you don’t already know, there are several free numbers you can call to get that residential or business number. 1-800-BING-411.  This is Microsoft’s number.  In addition to phone numbers, you can also get step by step driving directions and […]

How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

This is the title of a new ABA book.  I copied a couple of sections that I think are pertinent to those of us investing or at least thinking about investing in new technology. Smart Technology Can Positively Shift the Time Bucket “A basic premise to consider when making any technology expense — whether for […]