Write with authority with Microsoft Word® Table of Authority and Contents

Writing With Authority Writing well is an essential part of the lawyer's skill set. Words are the lawyer's tool of the trade. Presenting words in written form is often the key to successfully representing a client. As a result, lawyers should focus on creating top quality content. This is includes how the document looks (or … Continue reading Write with authority with Microsoft Word® Table of Authority and Contents

Online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers

In a recent The Indiana Lawyer article, I provided a brief overview of some online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers and firms. This article supplemented a CLE presentation I gave recently. If you want, you can watch my slides from that presentation. Lawyers often leave legitimate time worked for clients on the table. The … Continue reading Online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers

Wrapping your head(er) around your footer in Microsoft Word. 

The Indiana Lawyer recently posted an article I wrote regarding using headers and footers in Microsoft Word. I hope this helps you sort out this powerful but often confusing feature.  Know your head(er) from your foot(er) The header of a Microsoft Word document is the space at the top of your document. You can guess … Continue reading Wrapping your head(er) around your footer in Microsoft Word. 

Microsoft Word® for lawyers: Give me a (section) break

The Indiana Lawyer recently published the next article in my series on Microsoft Word® for lawyers titled "Give me a (section) break." In this series, I'm attempting to give readers the tools needed to get the most out of Word in the law firm/legal department environment. From the article: As we have learned, Microsoft Word … Continue reading Microsoft Word® for lawyers: Give me a (section) break

Microsoft Word® Format Defaults

Microsoft Word® for the legal profession - format defaults The Indiana Lawyer recently published the second in a series of articles on Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession. This article deals with setting format defaults for font, paragraph, and sets the stage for learning how to use sections in Word in the next article. I … Continue reading Microsoft Word® Format Defaults

Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents

Turn on paragraph marks

I’ve started a new series for The Indiana Lawyer on Microsoft Word® for the legal profession. The first article in that series was published recently. You can read it here. In it, I address one common complaint I often here from lawyers and staff regarding a document: what in the world is going on with … Continue reading Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents

Microsoft Word® tips for the holidays

Microsoft Word® Tips for the Holidays The Indiana Lawyer recently published my article on how to decorate your documents for the holidays. Here’s what you can learn: Use Microsoft Word® to automatically format documents One of the best (or worst?) features of Microsoft Word is its automatic formatting. Properly understood, Microsoft Word’s automatic behavior controls … Continue reading Microsoft Word® tips for the holidays

Break the Email Full Court Press with a Microsoft Outlook Quick Step

The Indiana Lawyer recently published my article on Microsoft Outlook's Quick Steps feature. Quick Steps are great tools you can use to handle emails that need standard responses or actions that you often take with an email message. From the article, here are three suggested Microsoft Outlook Quick Steps: Quick Step 1 First, “To My … Continue reading Break the Email Full Court Press with a Microsoft Outlook Quick Step

Thoughts on the iPhone 7

The Indiana Lawyer recently published an article I wrote on Apple's iPhone 7. In the article, I provide an overview of the latest phone and some thoughts to help you decide if you should buy one. From the article: If you are on the fence, consider how often and for what purpose you use your … Continue reading Thoughts on the iPhone 7

Back to School Tech Tips

The Indiana Lawyer recently posted my article on being tech-ready for back to school. From the article: Some other ideas to get ready for back to school: Back up your device(s). There’s nothing worse than putting in all this electronic information and losing it due to an unforeseen event. Buy a portable battery charger for … Continue reading Back to School Tech Tips