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10 tips to better manage your inbox

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The LAWPRO Magazine article The day-to-day stresses and challenges of being a lawyer discusses how technology contributes to today’s frantic pace of practice. And if there is one technology that adds to the stress of a harried lawyer’s day, it’s their email inbox. Clearing out emails often feels like Hercules cleaning out the Augean stables…. Read More »

Categories: 2015 September Blue Sky, Articles, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Tools and strategies for lawyers with vision impairments

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Toronto lawyer Ernst Ashurov was born with limited vision, and an eye injury in childhood left him almost completely blind; yet he runs a criminal and general litigation practice. In the first few years of his career, he was able to read print using extreme magnification glasses; but by 2006 he could no longer read…. Read More »

Categories: 2014 September Diversity, Articles, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Computers running Windows XP SP3 or Office 2003 must be updated immediately

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As reported widely in the media and mentioned in the December 2013 LAWPRO Magazine, Microsoft ceased supporting Windows XP SP3 (Service Pack 3) and Office 2003 (SP3) as of April 8, 2014. There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft for… Read More »

Categories: 2014 June - Year in Review 2013, Articles, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Keeping your passwords strong and secure

Computer passwords are the keys that “unlock” our computer and network systems. We all have more passwords than we can remember. This tends to make us a bit lazy. We use obvious and easy-to-remember passwords – even the word “password” itself. Or worse: we don’t use them at all. Bad password habits are often one… Read More »

Categories: 2013 December Cybercrime, Articles, Cyber dangers, Fraud, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Be smart about spam: Use whitelisting so you don’t miss key messages

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Spam is a problem that never seems to go away. email service providers are always coming up with new ways to identify suspected spam to try to keep it out of your inbox. this often involves assigning points to certain words or phrases, and enough points will get the email blocked. sometimes simply sending an… Read More »

Categories: 2013 May - Year in Review 2012, Articles, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

How to untag yourself on Facebook (and why you might want to)

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Have you ever been tagged in a picture or post on Facebook? If you have a Facebook account, the answer to this question is likely yes. And don’t feel comforted if you aren’t on Facebook: Anyone can be tagged in a photo, even someone who doesn’t have a Facebook account. Given the nature of Facebook,… Read More »

Categories: 2012 December Resolutions, Articles, Legal Technology, Privacy, Tech Tips

Is Facebook secretly sharing what you are reading and watching?

During a recent phone call with one of my colleagues, we had a bit of a chuckle over a rather risqué and NSFW (not suitable for work) article that one of our mutual friends had apparently just read online. Think clothing-optional antics by a celebrity in Vegas. as it happened, a few minutes before our… Read More »

Categories: 2012 May/June - Year in Review 2011, Articles, Legal Technology, Privacy, Tech Tips

Six technology tools for improving client communication

Technology is becoming an ever greater part of our lives, both personally and professionally. On a daily basis most of us use a cellphone or smartphone, a desktop computer and the Internet. Many of us will have an iPad or other tablet device and be posting updates on Facebook, Twitter or other social media tools…. Read More »

Categories: 2011 Fall Communications, Articles, Communications Errors, Legal Technology, Tech Tips
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