The Manual to Online Public Records (2008) (Table of Contents)
Michael L. Sankey and Cynthia Hetherington
The Manual to Online Public Records is the master guide to researching public records and public information online. Discover hard-to-find public information through the advanced use of search engines and social networks. Learn insider secrets for finding detailed information on people and businesses. Access detailed state-by-state profiles to know which types of records can be found online and what they will reveal (11,000+ sites examined!). Locate the best online vendors for your specific needs. Also includes a chapter dedicated to the fundamentals of searching public records online. Replaces the 6th edition of Public Records Online.
Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Each copy of Microsoft Office 2012 sold now includes OneNote, and its usage among lawyers is poised to skyrocket. With this guide, learn to use OneNote in your law practice to save time and increase productivity. Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers will explain, in plain English, how to get started with the software, develop best practices, and become far more effective in your note-taking and research. In just six, short lessons, you will learn how to: Get started with your first notebook; Take notes more effectively; Add audio and video recordings to notes; Capture and organize side notes; Collect and research quickly and easily; Create templates for frequently used notes; Search and share notebooks; and Integrate OneNote with other applications, such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word.
Newsletters From the Desktop (1994) (Table of Contents)
Joe Grossman and David Doty
Delivering news is easy. It's getting people to read it that's tough! How to attract and hold attention is the heart of this second edition of the popular Newsletters From the Desktop, an informative, illustrative guide to the do's and don'ts of newsletter design.
Acclaimed newsletter gurus Grossman and Doty share years of experience in successful publishing to help you develop your own flair for effective information delivery. Using abundant examples and a delightful, down-to-earth style, they share the secrets of the pros, with tips on: Developing the look that gets a second look; Using your heads (and subheads) to guide and cue your readers; Baiting your "hooks"--placing pictures, sidebars and pull quotes to draw readers into your articles; Type casting--identifying and attracting the right audience with creative typography; and Getting down to details--applying color, clip art and other graphic details for the greatest effect.
Read it cover to cover or skim it for the tips that will take your project over the top.
The Paralegal’s Guide to the Microsoft Office System (2005) (Table of Contents)
Dorian S. Berger and Anthony T. Mann
The Microsoft Office System is the most popular desktop suite of personal productivity tools and technologies. Each of the products in the Microsoft Office System participates in solving business problems and is highly adaptable to every occupation.
After reading this book, you’ll be able to use the Microsoft Office suite of tools to perform your Paralegal tasks more efficiently. Written for non-techies, this book offers easy-to-follow examples that are specific to common Paralegal tasks.
This book covers the use of these Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Excel 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, and Microsoft OneNote 2003.
Procedures and Issues for Managing Electronic Messages as Records (2007) (Table of Contents)
In today’s world, decision-making demands the immediate access to intensive data and information resources and the reliance on information system solutions for communications and electronic data management. Electronic messages have evolved from an important communication tool to an essential component of business process within and between organizations. Consequently some informational content in electronic messages is likely to be designated as official records and must be retained according to an established integrated records retention schedule. This technical report addresses the issues and procedures related to the life cycle management of electronic records.
Public Record Retriever Network: Membership Directory 2010 (Table of Contents)
Public Record Retriever Network
The Directory has two sections—the County Index and the Member Profiles—which cross reference one another. There are three key points to keep in mind when using this Directory.
1.) What the Local Retrieval Area means: Local Retrieval Area shown in the Profiles section indicates only those counties where a record retriever does an in-person search by himself or herself, or with a true payroll employee. The counties listed here correspond to the members listings in the Retriever County Index section. Thus, the Index does not show when the retriever uses another retriever or sub-contractor.
2.) Coverage Area by Sub-Contractors or Networks: As mentioned, many retrievers also maintain a network or correspondents and provide services in additional counties not listed within the County Index. When a retriever provides expanded geographic coverage, this area is indicated in the Profiles section under Coverage with Sub-Contractors.
3.) Only Call a Retriever for the Type of Records Retrieved: Please review which categories of records are retrieved by a company prior to making a telephone call. For example, if a company only searches recorded documents or real estate records at the recorder’s office, you are wasting your time and the retriever’s time to ask for a criminal or civil record from a court record repository.
Requirements for Managing Electronic Messages as Records (2004) (Table of Contents)
The purpose of this standard is to define requirements for developing a corporate policy for managing information content in electronic messages. It includes suggestions for formulating a records management policy for electronic messages that will be useful throughout the life cycle of such messages—from their creation to their final destruction or disposition.
Social Media as Evidence (2013) (Table of Contents)
Joshua Briones and Ana Tagvoryan
For Lawyers, the proverbial "smoking gun document" of the pre-internet era has given way to "smoking gun tweet." In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for impeaching witnesses and undermining a company's litigation position. Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques will assist any lawyer who encounters social media in their daily law practices.
The Sourcebook to Public Record Information—10th edition (2009) (Table of Contents)
Michael Sankey and Peter J. Weber (Editors)
The Sourcebook to Public Record Information is the ultimate practical reference to public record agencies and record searching.
Stepping out of the Rubble (2009)
Association of Legal Administrators
In this session, the presenter provided an in-depth look at disaster planning, starting with proper funding, buy-in from the top, and the priorities.
Technology Update (2008)
Association of Legal Administrators
Teen Cyberbullying Investigated (2010) (Table of Contents)
Judge Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D.
Have you been harassed or threatened online or via cell phone? Have you faced consequences for expressing yourself on the Internet? How do you determine what’s okay and what’s no okay—or even illegal—to do in cyberspace?
This book will help you understand your rights of free speech and privacy in the Internet age. You will learn what cyberbullying is and what you can do about it. By definition, cyberbullying includes sending harassing emails, voicemails, texts, or IMs to someone; spreading hateful comments online about someone; stealing passwords and sending threatening messages using a false identity; and building a Web site to target specific people.
Each chapter features a landmark court case involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, explains the resulting decision, asks you whether you agree with the decision, and urges you to think about how it affects your life. Chapters also include related cases, tips, important facts, and suggestions for further reading. Before you send another text or email, upload another video, post another photo to your online profile, or make another comment on your friend’s blog…read this book.
Click HERE to read a review by Michael A. Lord-Blegen in The Colorado Lawyer.
Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age (2002) (Table of Contents)
Sharon K. Black
For companies in and around the telecommunications field, the past few years have been a time of extraordinary change--technologically and legally. The enacting of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the development of international trade agreements have fundamentally changed the environment in which your business operates, creating risks, responsibilities, and opportunities that were not there before.
Until now, you'd have had a hard time finding a serious business book that offered any more than a cursory glance at this transformed world. But at last there's a resource you can depend on for in-depth analysis and sound advice. Written in easy-to-understand language, Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age systematically examines the complex interrelationships of new laws, new technologies, and new business practices, and equips you with the practical understanding you need to run your enterprise optimally within today's legal boundaries.
Telecommuting for Lawyers (1998) (Table of Contents)
Nicole Belson Golubuff
This book guides you step-by-step through the decision to offer this work alternative and the methods that enable lawyers, support staff, and law offices to succeed with telecommuting. Ms. Goluboff identifies the factors that benefit law firms with telecommuting policies: increased productivity, improved work product, higher revenues and lower overhead costs, improved communications with clients and with the office, better recruitment and retention ratios, and a less stressful work environment. She shows you how to evaluate the potential for telecommuting in your office; prepare and submit a formal proposal; choose who should manage the program; and select, train, and equip participants. Along the way, she provides tips for the solo and small-firm practitioner and shares numerous stories from lawyers and firms who have successfully implemented telecommuting programs. Whether you are a solo practitioner or belong to a megafirm, Ms. Goluboff’s detailed advice, checklists, and sample forms are invaluable resources.
Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
More lawyers than ever before are using Twitter to network with colleagues, attract clients, market their law firms, and even read the news. But to the uninitiated, Twitter's short messages, or tweets, can seem like they are written in a foreign language. Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers will demystify one of the most important social-media platforms of our time and teach you to tweet like an expert. In just one hour, you will learn to: Create a Twitter account and set up your profile; Read tweets and understand Twitter jargon; Write tweets--and send them at the appropriate time; Gain an audience--follow and be followed; Engage with other Twitter users; Integrate Twitter into your firm's marketing plan; Cross-post your tweets with other social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn; Understand the relevant ethics, privacy, and security concerns; Get the greatest possible return on your Twitter investment; And much more!
Using Computers in the Law Office—5th edition (2008) (Table of Contents)
Brent D. Roper
Using Computers in the Law Office, Fifth Edition, provides up-to-date information regarding the use of technology by paralegals in all types of legal organizations. It includes basic computer concepts, including hardware and major software programs such as Word and Excel, and also addresses more complex skills and software programs available. Important topics covered include electronic discovery, Internet legal/factual research, legal timekeeping and billing, litigation support software, and case management and docket control software. A variety of other topics are also covered including: mobile computing, document management, security, ethics, the electronic courthouse and many other trends in legal computing. Each topic is presented in a clear and organized manner and includes many examples of how the software is actually used by the paralegal on the job. With nineteen hands-on tutorials, students have the opportunity to apply what is presented in the text and practice using computers to complete legal work.
Virtual Law Practice (2010) (Table of Contents)
The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients.
If you are interested in this form of practicing law, Virtual Law Practice will help you: Responsibly deliver legal services online to your clients; Successfully set up and operate a virtual law office; Establish a virtual law practice online through a secure, client-specific portal; Manage and market your virtual law practice; Understand state ethics and advisory opinions; and Find more flexibility and work/life balance in the legal profession.
Stephanie Kimbro’s practical guide also provides case studies of individual virtual law practices along with client scenarios to show how web-based technology may be used by legal professionals to work with online clients and avoid malpractice risks.
Wills, Trusts, and Technology (2004) (Table of Contents)
Daniel B. Evans
…the real purpose of this book is to explain why an estate practice should be automated, what should be automated, how to select software, and how to get a law firm automated with the software that is selected. (And for those who want to get their hands dirty, there will be some gritty stuff to play with.
The Missing Manual offers complete coverage of Microsoft Word’s dazzling new look and dramatically new way of doing things. With a unique and witty style that helps you learn quickly, this entertaining book doesn’t just explain how every feature works-it shows you which tools to use and which to avoid.
WordPerfect 12 for Dummies (2004) (Table of Contents)
Margaret Levine Young and David Kay
Here’s the perfect way to create and format documents for print or the web.Maybe it’s a revolutionary thought, but could it be you just want to use you word-processing program to create great-looking, readable documents? Perfect! This friendly guide will get you going with WordPerfect 12 so you can get your thoughts on paper—or on the Web—quickly and easily, with page numbers, charts, cool fonts, and more.
WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers, How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm (2014)
(Table of Contents)
Law Firms without websites are placing themselves as a great disadvantage compared with the competition. Even if you feel you receive the majority of your clients through referrals, a website provides the opportunity for those potential clients to learn about you and your firm. This book will explain how to create your firm’s website quickly and easily with WordPress software.