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Many clients prefer to pay their lawyer by credit card. Lawyers can get paid faster by allowing them to do this. However, there is a hitch. What if the client is paying a retainer? The credit card processors charge service fees which are deducted directly from each transaction. This violates regulations which require the full…

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Problem and Impact For a small firm or solo lawyer, the time spent creating bills is time that is not being billed to clients. Because of workloads and time constraints, firms will sometimes delay sending out bills for many months after a matter has closed. This can badly affect the firm’s cash flow. A related…

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Sharing office space with other lawyers outside your firm presents unique challenges to protecting client privacy. Here are some technical issues to consider. Network Your office local area network (LAN) is a potential source of compromised privacy. Information sent down a LAN cable from your computer could be seen by one of your co-tenants on…

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Have you ever given a slide presentation and had Windows pop-up messages notify you of emails or system events? You can temporarily turn these notifications off using Windows Presentations Settings. Click: Start > Run Type: presentationsettings exe Click: presentationsettings.exe Select: I am currently giving a presentation Click: OK You will see an icon in the…

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GCFLearnFree.org provides free oneline technology tutorials. Subjects include Computer Basics, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Macintosh, Mobile Devices, and more. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/

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It’s very easy to fall down the rabbit hole of reading articles on the web, with each article having links to more. Before you know it, precious hours have been diverted from important tasks. For others, reading at a computer feels awkward. Whatever your situation, why not send web articles to your e-reader? Sending articles…

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The Windows 10 automatic upgrade period will end on 29 July 2016. Before that, you may find that your computer has automatically upgraded to Windows 10, whether you wanted it to or not. If you find yourself in this situation, you can uninstall Windows 10, and revert back to your old operating system. Option 1:…

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