Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Pointers From Practice HQ

Outsmarting COVID-19

By Danielle DavisRoe
May
2021
Column
, Page 40
Using technology to fight the coronavirus.

Are You Ready for Your Close-Up?

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
April
2021
Column
, Page 48
Upping your lighting and camera setup for virtual meetings. 

The Wi-Fi Is Coming From Inside the House

By Danielle DavisRoe
March
2021
Column
, Page 42
Is your home network as secure as you think it is? Better think again.

Write It Down: Everything Old Is New Again

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
February
2021
Column
, Page 38
Paper lives to see another day in the form of bullet journaling.

The Best Way to See 2020? In the Rearview Mirror!

By Danielle DavisRoe
January
2021
Column
, Page 44
Affinity Consulting Group had a front-row seat to how the pandemic changed the practice of law in 2020.

Valuable, Private, and Necessary

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
December
2020
Column
, Page 38
Virtual private networks you can take anywhere.

So, You’ve Become a Hermit

By Danielle DavisRoe
November
2020
Column
, Page 40
First steps when relocating your home office from the kitchen table.

Webcams: Seeing Is Believing

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
October
2020
Column
, Page 46
Hunting for a webcam? Read on.

Can You Hear Me Now?

By Danielle DavisRoe
September
2020
Column
, Page 44
Over the ear, in the ear, wired, or wireless—there’s a useful headset out there for you.

Weaving a Virtual Presence: Web Meetings

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
August
2020
Column
, Page 42
Getting acquainted with Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.

Remember Me?

By Danielle DavisRoe
July
2020
Column
, Page 50
When reaching out to clients, consider their preferences and track their responses.

Making Websites “Visible” to All

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
June
2020
Column
, Page 38
While laws provide murky guidance on making websites accessible to people with disabilities, plenty of resources offer good advice.

Don’t Get Held Up by Ransomware

By Danielle DavisRoe
May
2020
Column
, Page 40
Sooner or later, you are going to be targeted by ransomware. Don’t fall for it.

Don’t Be a Cookie Monster

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
April
2020
Column
, Page 42
If you operate a website, become aware of the information it’s collecting from visitors.
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Getting Out of the Office

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
March
2020
Column
, Page 48
How to tune out, tune in, and stay secure.

Charge Ahead

By Mark Riggleman
February
2020
Column
, Page 49
Create templates to improve your efficiency. Better yet, check out IllinoisBarDocs.
1 comment (Most recent February 27, 2020)

Better Drafting Through Templates and Automation

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
January
2020
Column
, Page 48
Create templates to improve your efficiency. Better yet, check out IllinoisBarDocs.

Part 2: Digital Signatures—Key Features

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
December
2019
Column
, Page 42
The pros, cons, and Digital-signature platforms provide powerful signing tools that integrate with software you already use of digital signatures.

Part 1: Digital Signatures—the Time Has Come

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
November
2019
Column
, Page 48
The pros, cons, and future of digital signatures.

How Safe Is Your PII?

By Erica Fujimoto
October
2019
Column
, Page 51
It’s time to assess the strength of your passwords. Now.

SMS SOS

By Cyara Hotopp
September
2019
Column
, Page 44
The do’s and don’ts of texting your clients.

Not Just a Requirement

By Cyara Hotopp
August
2019
Column
, Page 46
Moving beyond tech competency and into tech enthusiasm.

Five Reasons Why QuickBooks Isn’t Enough

By Steven J. Best
July
2019
Column
, Page 49
QuickBooks is great, just not for law firms.

Looking Into Microsoft Bookings

By Danielle DavisRoe
June
2019
Column
, Page 42
Microsoft's often-overlooked feature for scheduling appointments with ease.

Documents, Documents Everywhere

By Bryce Phillips
May
2019
Column
, Page 42
Four simple steps to start your DMS search.

Houston, We Have a Problem … Top 10 Signs You Have a Virus or Malware

By Kevin Payne
April
2019
Column
, Page 46
Everyone dreads the prospect of a computer virus or malware. Here are tips for spotting whether your computer might be infected.

Tips for a Lean Law Firm: Improved Efficiencies With Process Mapping

By Jennifer Ramovs
March
2019
Column
, Page 43
Learn how to use process mapping and help your firm "go lean."

Reading in the Digital Age

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
February
2019
Column
, Page 42
Your hectic schedule likely precludes pleasure reading, but many apps will help you reintegrate pleasure reading into your busy life.

Don’t Think Disaster Can’t or Won’t Happen

By Jennifer Ramovs
January
2019
Column
, Page 44
Planning ahead is the only way to deal with unforeseen disasters. Learn best-practice tips to implement in your firm before disaster strikes.

Is Dropbox Safe?

By Barron K. Henley
December
2018
Column
, Page 43
Options for encrypting and securing data shared online.

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