July 2012 | Phones, Tablets & Mobile Computing: Oh My!
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FEATURES

6 Android Apps for Attorneys

By Andrew Flusche

You've got the device—now what do you need to make it work for you? Here's a list of 6 little known apps attorneys should consider for their Android devices.

Connecting to the Web 101

By Ben M. Schorr

Not long ago, you needed a telephone line and lots of patience when connecting to the web. Mobile technology has changed all of that. Read this article to learn of the myriad of choices one has to connect a device and keep it safe at the same time.

The Mobility Choice

By Barbara Nelson

Mobility isn't about being connected all the time - it's about increasing productivity without blurring the lines of work and personal time - it's a choice.

Securely Deleting Data from Mobile Devices

By Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

Mobile devices now carry as much information as computers and need to have that information removed before upgrading, trading in or disposal. Learn how to effectively wipe mobile devices in this article.

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MANAGEMENT

Motivate Employees: Set Goals, Communicate and Say 'Thanks'

By Allison Shields

A version of this article originally appeared on the Legal Ease blog.
When employees seem unmotivated it may be time to take a look at firm management. Are employees given the tools and guidance needed to perform their jobs well, is professional development encouraged, are the goals of the firm communicated?

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Filling the Void in Law Firm Leadership

By Rich Goldstein

There is absence of firm leadership on all levels; therefore an opportunity is present for people to step into the role of leadership.

FINANCE

Technology Brings Billing and Receivables into the New World of Law

By Ed Poll

Leveraging the efficiencies of technology in billings and receivables can reduce the cost of legal services and pass those savings on to the client. This will be a vital survival strategy for law firms in the "new normal."

CAREER PATHS

Mytrang Nguyen

Interviewed by Carol Fox Phillips

Mytrang Nguyen is an attorney and program counsel at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. The Legal Services Corporation is the largest federal funder of civil legal aid organizations in the United States. Her career path has focused on public interest law.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Sherri N. Blount

Interviewed by Beverly Loder

Sherri is a partner in the Washington, DC, office of IP law firm Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP. With a focus on trademark, copyright, and advertising and promotion law, Sherri brings a rich variety of corporate, government, and nonprofit experience to her current practice.


New Legal Technology Resources

The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) recently joined the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) Section, bringing with it an extensive library of legal technology content on topics ranging from cloud computing to social media.  Together, LTRC and LPM recently launched two all new resources:

  • Law Technology Today, an active blog bringing together some of the most influential voices in legal technology.

  • Free monthly webinars, bringing you valuable technology insights in just 30 minutes. Register for the first webinar today: Practice Management Software 101 (Wednesday, July 25, 2:00pm-2:30pm ET).

ABA/LPM Annual Meeting 2012

ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop 2012


TELECONFERENCES & MEETINGS

RETIREMENT PLANNING FOR LAWYERS: DO YOU HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY
July 20, 2012, LPM Member Rate $85 | Use code TSUMLPM

WHAT'S HOT IN E-DISCOVERY FOR SMALL CASES
July 31, 2012, LPM Member Rate $105 | Use code TSUMLPM

ABA/LPM ANNUAL MEETING 2012
August 2-4, 2012

ABA WOMEN RAINMAKERS MID-CAREER WORKSHOP 2012
October 19-21, 2012

LPM BOOK SPOTLIGHT
LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers  Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier  iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers
PODCAST

The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology57th Edition: Avoid Bad Check Frauds

By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E. Leloudis, Woods Rogers PLC

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Thomas W. Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert, PLLC

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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