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Section Newsletter Articles on Technology

Intersection of technology and your job search—Techniques to streamline and stand out By Jennifer Bertoglio Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2008 An attorney on the job hunt can now search and apply for a job anywhere in the world in just a few clicks of a mouse. As a result, in this age of electronic resumes and digital job postings, making effective use of technology requires sophisticated strategies to streamline your search and stand out to prospective employers.
How I use Outlook; Part I By Aaron W. Brooks Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2008 The author has always felt that most people underutilize Microsoft Outlook.
This is no one-trick pony—Microsoft’s OneNote digital notebook By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2008 Microsoft Office OneNote is not a one-trick pony.
Easier cell phone data transfer? By Meredith E. Ritchie Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2008   Counsel should advise its clients as to the current privacy and employment laws before suggesting that corporations or individuals implement any surveillance techniques. Additionally, corporate policies and handbooks should be updated to reflect any changes to company cell phone use.
Editor’s Column: Observations at ABA Tech Show—2008 By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2008 The ABA Tech Show 2008 was held March 13-15 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago.
Inbox overflowing? Tips for taming the beast By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2008 For most attorneys, e-mail is now the primary means of communication with the outside world. You get e-mails from your office, clients, other attorneys, professional organizations, friends and family, not to mention countless spam messages. How can you pull yourself out and stay above water?
Cybersquatting? What is It? How cybersquatting is affecting us today and how it will affect us in the future By Ashley Pletz Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2008 Law firms are faced with cybersquatting issues everyday; thus it is important for lawyers to become familiar with cybersquatting.
Can you see me now? Today’s Web conferencing By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2007 While Web conferencing should never completely replace face-to-face meetings as those are critical to strengthening relationships, its effective use can be a boon to productivity at the right price. This article provides a brief overview of the state of Web conferencing and some of the major service providers.
Got questions on new technology? ISBA’s committee has the answers! By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2007   Your questions could be regarding the use of technology in the assisting clients from the office; or in the courtroom; or even from remote locations. No questions are too simple, or if they are too hard, CoLT will scour the ether for the answer.
Remote access technology for your law practice By James A. McKenna Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2007 Remote access is the ability to retrieve and utilize electronically-stored information—including Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents, litigation databases, and scanned images—from a location outside the office.
Information Security for the Solo and Small Firm Attorney By Adam Nelson and Benjamin Gerber Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2007 It has become increasingly important for practicing attorneys to address information security and privacy requirements in their offices.
Houdini and Acrobat 8—Mastering the disappearing act By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2007 Managing metadata is an ever-present challenge for attorneys who are aware of it.
Ideas for your firm’s Web site By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2007 The author provides a list of things to consider when creating a new firm Web site.
My Treo 650 By Bryan Sims Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006 I have owned a Treo 650 now for about one year. During that time I have grown quite attached to my Treo and I cannot imagine going back some other type of device.
Receive and send faxes—Anytime, anywhere (Including on your cell phone!) By Allan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006 Despite the prolific use of e-mail, faxing is still an extremely popular way to communicate.
Back-up basics By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2006 Until recently, magnetic tape drives were the back-up media of choice due to their reliability, low cost for the amount of data stored and wide availability.
A brown shoe in a black shoe world By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2006 Ever get the feeling you’re the odd one out? Evaluating other offices, do you ever get the feeling that they may be outpacing you in office automation?
State of information sharing in Illinois By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2006 An important meeting was held recently that addressed electronic filing in Illinois. Invitations were extended by the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts (AOIC) to a select group of Circuit Court Clerks at the inaugural meeting of the Electronic Filing Committee.
Technology trends for 2006 By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2006 The tools available to lawyers and standards we are expected to follow are evolving. 
Beside the bar By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2005 Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. Three little words to second-guess ourselves. Let me share with you one of my “shouldas.”
The cyber-barbarians at the gate: Protecting your computer from security threats By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, July 2005 There are numerous issues and dangers that threaten the security of your computer, your network and your data. T
What’s in your briefcase? By Nerino J. Petro Jr. Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2005 For the solo practitioner, technology too often is regarded as something nice to have, but not essential-especially considering the cost to obtain and implement it.
Tips on keeping your network administrator happy By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2005 If you work in an office with more than one computer, chances are they are networked.
Wireless networking: Part 2 By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2005 In the first part of this of this Article (January 2004, VOL. 11, NO.2), I discussed the considerations for wireless networking, including essential equipment and extras.
Product review: Citrix Metaframe XP By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2004 If your firm is like mine, you tend to procrastinate when it comes to making technology-related decisions.
Buy a Mac for your law office By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2004 This is an unusual request, but it's an important one.
The latest Apple By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2004 During the third quarter of the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple Computer introduced the world to the brainchild of Steve Jobs- the Macintosh.
What is it worth to have a Web site? By Peter T. Boyd Young Lawyers Division, October 2003 Every law firm has a Web site. So should you. But in today's competitive economy, it's no longer enough to simply post your firm name, address and phone number online and think that this will somehow gain you prestige and clients.
Have you joined RISSNET? By James Bumgarner Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2003 If you are presently a member of VGTOF, Capps, TIA, or TIDISDM, you are also a member of RISSNET. What's good about this? If you are stopped by law enforcement, with a little bit of luck, you could be reported as a terrorist.
Web Design 101: If you build it, they might come By Peter T. Boyd Young Lawyers Division, August 2003 Every once in awhile, I receive blank stares from lawyers after I tell them how much a good Web site will cost.