The Basics

Technology & Practice Guide
June 2008
Volume 25, Number 4

Features  |   Columns


The Basics Outfitting a new office or simply updating your old one?
Here’s an overview of the essentials you need to consider

From Planning to Purchase  »
by Jeffrey S. Krause
Computers: Desktops and Laptops »
by Jeffrey Allen
Networking »
by Daniel S. Coolidge
Paper Management: Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Units, and Multifunction Devices  »
by Nerino J. Petro Jr. and J. Anthony Vittal
Word Processing  »
by Andrew C. Simpson
Document Assembly »
by Seth G. Rowland and Rose Rowland
Billing and Bookkeeping »
by Arita Sims
Security »
by J. Anthony Vittal
Maintenance Contracts »
by Randi B. Whitehead
Getting Help When Good Technology Goes Bad »
by Jonathan G. Stein
Mediating a Holy War: Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux  »
by Aaron J. Rittmaster
Don’t get caught up in product evangelism. Base your decision on productivity, reliability, and efficiency.
The Ethical Implications of Online Software »
by Nerino J. Petro Jr.
Follow these tips for satisfying your professional obligations and responsibilities in selecting an online software service provider.
I Still Hate Scanners: Moving Toward the Paper LESS Office »
by Ross L. Kodner
Paperless is never going to happen. But learn to love your scanner more by becoming Paper LESS in your practice.
The End of Travel: Online Collaboration and Communications »
by Seth G. Rowland
Set up meetings across the world on a moment’s notice and at no cost.
Courtroom Technology »
by Frederic I. Lederer, Tom O’Connor, and Timothy A. Piganelli
To decide whether your case would benefit from technology, you need to know what you can do with it and the effects of such use.
Is the PDA Dead? »
by Wayne L. Myers
For lawyers who need a PDA without camera and phone functions to take to court, or who simply don’t want a converged device, there are practical alternatives to smart phones.
Backing Up »
by Andrew C. Simpson
A successful backup strategy must address the five key goals discussed here.
Sweet Suites: Office Suite Choices for Solos and Small Firms »
by Craig Ball, Ross L. Kodner, Donna Payne, and David Rakowski
Four authors weigh in on office suite options and how they work best for solos and small firms.


Road Warrior »
by Jeffrey Allen
Retooling the Mobile Lawyer
The Chair’s Corner »
by Keith B. McLennan
Is Your Mouse Pad Compatible with Your Computer?
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division News »
by Kimberly Anderson
Focus Your Vision
Being Solo »
by David Leffler
The Answer to Your Digital Prayers
Mac User »
by Victoria L. Herring
iPhone, You Phone, We All Phone
Techno Ethics »
by James Ellis Arden
Cyber-Security: You Owe It to Your Clients
Sites for Sore Eyes  »
by Jim Calloway and Courtney Kennaday
Search Engines and Directories
Product Review »
by Alan Pearlman
QuickBooks 2008 for Your Law Firm

GPSOLO (ISSN-1520-331X) is published eight times a year (January/February, March, April/May, June, July/August, September, October/November and December) by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, 321 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654-7598. The magazine is committed to fulfilling the special needs of general, solo, and small firm practitioners. The contents of GPSOLO do not necessarily represent the views of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division or the American Bar Association, but are the views of respected members of the profession.

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