Happy Admin Professionals Day!

You cannot diminish the contributions of those in the trenches – supporting the attorneys and law firms, courts and corporations – making sure your families and businesses are protected.

The tech companies can keep selling the notion how their latest this or that can remove the live, thinking brain in the process of getting legal work product done.

I stand here today to tell you it simply cannot.

Sure attorneys can type. Most use technology every day. Does not mean it is the best use of their time, focus or energies.

So this post is for those who help them, who get the paperwork done, the information collected, the calls returned, the bills paid…

My best wishes and heart felt thanks to my fellow administrative professionals…

… with a little diddy from one of my favorite artists and a HT to those of us not doing it the way our mothers always have …

The Legal Connection Community Acknowledges First Platinum Sponsor


I am very excited to welcome our newest sponsor for The Legal Connection Community Site.  Many thanks to:

Firm CentralFIRM CENTRAL, the mobile-enabled, securely hosted practice-management solution for solo and small firms, by Thomson Reuters.

We acknowledge and appreciate the support  of Thomson Reuters’ Firm Central and the on-going support it brings to our members, practicing attorneys and their staff.

About our Sponsor:

Firm Central securely connects attorneys and their staff to the documents, data, files and research necessary to get the work done – all from one easy log on. Firm Central keeps firm information and client data safe and secure, while readily accessible to authorized users 24/7.  It simplifies law practice processes, relieving firms of the expense and busy attorneys of the stresses involved with establishing, configuring and securely maintaining on site equipment and software.

About The Legal Connection:

The Legal Connection is where attorneys and those who work in legal gain fresh ideas and practical insights to streamline processes and sharpen the practical skills necessary to conduct the business of law on and through the web.

Thank you Firm Central for your support of The Legal Connection!

Are you interested in reaching attorneys, their staff and those in the legal IT community? The Legal Connection Community Site has many options and levels of sponsorship and welcomes all who wish to contribute! For more information, contact me at andrea @legaltypist .com

The Legal Connection Newsletter – December 2013


The public version of the December 2013 Issue of The Legal Connection Newsletter is now available! December’s theme is ‘wish’.

*  Wishes Really Do Come True! – Andrea Cannavina

*  Service Announcement – LegalTypist Works with iThings

*  I Wish for Manners – Justin Meyer

*  Legal Business Development Infographics – Julie Fleming

*  Happy Holidays from The Rural Lawyer

*  Wish -Trippe Fried

* Legal Event Calendar <-NYC Lunch Meet Up is February 5

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Andrea Cannavina, Editor+
T: 866-848-2195 x101 | E: andrea@legaltypist.com
www.legaltypist.com | www.andreacannavina.com

10 Good Tweets : 12.31.13

10 Good Tweets

  1. 4 Reasons Not to Self Host Your WordPress Site @conetix http://ow.ly/rXo1G
  2. Upgrading to a Digital Workflow podcast & transcript http://ow.ly/rKyKy
  3. 4 New Ways to Smuggle Messages Across the Internet http://ow.ly/rNIT6
  4. Good basic info on the code  behind your site via @carolynelefant http://ow.ly/rMokW
  5. Lawyer made  infographics AND a practical use for #Pinterest http://ow.ly/rSZ6F
  6. Five Links of Interest re Cloud Computing: http://ow.ly/rJZVu #legal #legalIT
  7. Made me giggle -> Comedian Lewis Black: 8 Reasons Why Amazon’s Drones Won’t Work http://ow.ly/rNHMa
  8. What everyone needs to know about marketing automation @JimConnolly http://ow.ly/rNN4l
  9. 3 Quick Ways to Build Evernote Use Among Your Team http://ow.ly/rvVyx
  10. You Don’t Need Video on Your Site … Yet @LeeRosen http://ow.ly/rF2Nf

10 Good Tweets – 12.15.13


  1. Upgrading to a Digital Workflow podcast & transcript @LegalTypist http://ow.ly/rKyKy
  2. You Don’t Need Video on Your Site . . . Yet @LeeRosen http://ow.ly/rF2N5 <-exactly how I feel about  it. Thanks Lee!
  3. The Top-Five Questions to Ask when Evaluating Cloud-Based Technology for your Practice @acrowire http://ow.ly/rD8me
  4. 3 Quick Ways to Build Evernote Use Among Your Team http://ow.ly/rvVyx
  5. Tested out a nifty dictation app called Dictamus (now Dictate + Connect): http://ow.ly/rMpC9
  6. Interesting ->Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on Google servers @arstechnica ow.ly/rJAHc
  7. How to: Enable Multiple User Accounts on Android 4.2 and Above wp.me/p1yYrY-1Oe
  8. Power User Guide: Best-Loved Keyboard Shortcuts @VivianManning for @attnyatwork ow.ly/rF9Vx
  9. The Evolution of Social Media (2008-2013) ~ An Infographic by @hootsuite ow.ly/rCMKj
  10. Divorce Discourse Oldies: Should You Send a Holiday Card? http://ow.ly/rMpXH

Five Links of Interest re Cloud Computing


  1. Is The Cloud Right for My Firm? Legal technology consultant Pegeen Turner discusses when NOT to consider moving your practice management to the cloud
  2. Cloud-Based Case Management Software The Cyber Advocate gives a real review of Rocket Matter, Clio and Rocket Matter.  Most importantly, he lets us know what he doesn’t like about each.
  3. Microsoft improves its free online Office HT @bschorr of Roland Schorr & Tower.
  4. Have you been wondering about cloud based document and email storage & retention? Here’s a link to a PPT which pretty much covers all you need to know, technically speaking, when evaluating @NetDocuments
  5. Don’t outlay a dime for “SEO” expertise until you get the basics: ow.ly/qxMWT

10 Good Tweets From This Week (11/8/13)


  1. WOW! @Pogue Unbelievable! Two skydiving planes collide, one explodes but all 9 skydivers land safely. Video is amazing http://ow.ly/qyG2l
  2. Comprehensive article on ->How to Format an Appellate Brief [in Word] http://ow.ly/qeZaf
  3. Ramping Up Productivity With Evernote by @shawnjroberts http://ow.ly/qz4ms
  4. Do you know how well your site ranks on Google [without your own searches in the mix]:
  5. How to Network: Get Out and Do Things. With People. @samglover http://ow.ly/qot1U
  6. LastPass shared passwords are trivially retrievable http://ow.ly/qdk5X HT @LeeRosen
  7. Legal Ethics and Outsourcing: Just Because It’s Outsourced, Doesn’t Mean You Can Bill for
    It @carolynelefant http://ow.ly/qiDrz
  8. Anyone but me think the subjects should have  been  bigger and the background less busy: http://ow.ly/qhiJ0 <- & what’s with the 3 books??
  9. Is the Cloud Right for My Firm? @pegeenturner http://ow.ly/qwnJA <-great  analysis of why cloud may not be good option
  10. The Top Three Reasons Law Firms Are Not Using Digital Dictation Technology
    @AndreaCan http://ow.ly/qodD3