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Tech Toolkit: Boost productivity with these hacks and apps

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Technology can be hugely helpful when it comes to communicating with colleagues and clients, speeding up document revisions, and finding information like a professional sleuth — but as most people experience, it also has a dark side. ...

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Tips for putting together the all-important trial notebook

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by F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small Dolan Media Newswires It almost goes without saying that a successful trial lawyer needs to be thoroughly prepared. But hard work alone is not enough, and even the most prodigious memory ...

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Save some computer time: Take a shortcut

Looking for a few shortcuts in programs you use all the time? You’re not alone. From desktop-support staff to in-trial technology-support specialists, lawyers and their staffs are turning more and more to their counterparts in the IT department for guidance ...

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Posner on prose: Writing advice from a federal judge

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Judge Richard Posner, the formi­dable jurist on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, recently pub­lished in the legal journal “Green Bag” a delightfully readable two-part article: “What is Obviously Wrong With the Federal Judicia­ry, Yet Eminently Curable.” Some of ...

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Virtual estates: Helping clients take stock of digital assets

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According to an annual digital assets survey conducted by online security company McAfee, 55 percent of survey respondents claim to keep assets on their devices that are impossible to re-create, download or purchase again. When counseling individuals and families to ...

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Legal Writing Notebook: In with the old, out with the new

Ah, the new year … season of best-of lists, resolutions and transitions. Speaking of transitions, let’s talk for a minute about the ones between sentences. We can all agree that each sentence in a paragraph should express one complete thought ...

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Tech Toolkit: Next year’s security threats to consider today

Tired of hearing about tech security yet? Just wait, it’s likely to get even more intense. With a workforce that’s increasingly distributed — which means a mix of telecommuters, freelancers, subcontractors, and consultants — even smaller law firms are feeling ...

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Time out for time-management tips

Is your work never done? Are your clients feeling neglected? A few lessons in time management can reduce that frazzled feeling. That’s what attorney Sarah Sicheneder has been learning from business coach Julie Keyes. An associate at Johnson & Turner ...

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Make trust part of work-life balance equation

The popular legal blog Above the Law recently published an email from a Big Law associate to her colleagues. She wrote that “[a]t a recent Women Lawyers meeting,” the firm discussed the notion that “while large law firms have come ...

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Controlling the impact of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict can wreak havoc with office culture, especially if it is ignored or handled improperly. Communication breakdowns and lower productivity can result; such situations also breed unhealthy relationships. And the work product is bound to be affected. Distractions. When ...

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Seven strategies for effective IT communication

The speed of technology can seem like a blur at times — is the iPhone 7 really so far away? — and because of that pace, IT communication can be a particularly tough challenge. People who are bombarded with information ...

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Tips for cultivating good LinkedIn karma

Every day, I receive invites to join other people’s LinkedIn networks. Sometimes, the volume of these invites can be overwhelming, but because I find LinkedIn offers great value to my career and business, I attempt due diligence and practice care ...

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