The AALA’s Business Partner Expo was a Big Hit by Tony Rushin There were a lot of winners at the AALA’s 23rd annual Business Partner Expo last Wednesday.  From my perspective, here were the biggest winners: The business partners who participated – it was an excellent opportunity to meet legal administrators from Atlanta’s law firms…

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Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators’ 23rd Annual Business Partner Expo by Tony Rushin Six weeks ago, over the 4th of July break, I got a crazy, brilliant idea: write 23 blogs to celebrate the AALA’s 23rd annual Business Partner Expo.  Crazy – because I had never written more than 2 blogs in a single month…

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We are delighted to announce the newest addition to the Network 1 team: Alan Schwartz.  Alan joined Network 1 as a Senior Engineer on June 1, 2011, after being highly recommended to us by one of his previous clients.  He is an experienced network & infrastructure consultant, supporting clients ranging in size from 5 to…

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Legal Technology Leaders to Watch & Follow by Tony Rushin I just browsed through the inaugural class of the Fastcase 50: “the fifty most interesting, provocative, and courageous leaders in the world of law, scholarship, and legal technology.” Interesting list.  Of course, I focused on the people honored for their contributions to legal technology.  Here…

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ABA Legal Technology Survey: iPhone and iPad Usage Increases Significantly by Tony Rushin The ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center has been surveying attorneys about their technology choices for more than a decade.  The full report from the 144-question survey (with 4,909 responses) is broken into 6 volumes: Technology Basics, Law Office Technology, Litigation and Courtroom…

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Great Time-Savers… but Don’t Try to Learn Them All by Tony Rushin I read a great article recently in the Legal Technology section of the ABA Journal. The article, “Quick Cuts: Save Time with a Few Strokes at the Keyboard”, shared some old favorites that I already knew (control-alt-delete for the Task Manager; cut-copy-paste: control-X,…

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Homeless Veterans Benefit by Tony Rushin In Minnesota, homeless veterans recently used Skype and the courtroom video system to meet with / work with attorneys that could help them.  This was set up by the Minnesota Justice Foundation and was aided by law student volunteers, as reported in the Legal Technology section of the ABA…

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The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin This is the last tip I’m going to share from the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation from the ABA TECHSHOW 2011 (okay, maybe not… but I’m pretty sure it will be).  I didn’t see the event live but I understand that it was…

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Still in Beta… and Already 20+ Million Users by Tony Rushin “Google+ changes things by expanding things.  This isn’t just another platform, it’s Google’s platform, which brings up a lot of issues surrounding privacy like what information Google collects and how they use that information.”  Words of wisdom from Joshua Kubicki, senior director of legal…

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Helping Fan the Flames or Catch the Rioters? by Tony Rushin An article in the Tuesday, August 9th ABA Journal caught my eye because of the legal implications (shutting down BlackBerry service?) and turned out to be very thought-provoking.  Do smart phones and social media give the edge to rioters – who can organize and…

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The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I didn’t attend ABA TECHSHOW 2011 and see the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation live but I understand that it was great.  Below is another tip from the presentation but first, as always, let’s acknowledge the 4 presenters who put together the 2011…

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The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I’ve never attended the ABA TECHSHOW but I’ve reviewed the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation from the most recent TECHSHOW and want to share another nugget.  First, as always, I want to acknowledge the 4 presenters who put together the 2011 tips: Andrew…

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The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I have never seen the annual 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW but I understand it’s very well attended and quite popular.  I’ve reviewed the presentation from TECHSHOW 2011 and have pulled out some of the best tips that I’ll…

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Not Sexy… Just Effective by Tony Rushin Like flossing your teeth every night, there’s nothing sexy or glamorous about applying regular updates to the key components of your computer network.  However, there are significant rewards.  Regular flossing is linked to warding off diseases – including heart disease; applying regular updates is linked to warding off…

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