By Nerino Petro at 17 February, 2016, 12:54 pm
Memos are a necessary evil in the business and legal world, but that doesn't mean that you have to write (or endure) crappy ones. Here's a great article from Kopywrting Kourse on How to write an effective memo. Keep them short, sweet and to the point. Check it out and share it with your co-workers.
By Nerino Petro at 9 October, 2015, 3:25 pm
One of the easiest ways to start automating document creation is to use the tools already included in the programs or platform we use daily. For most of us, this will be using text expansion or text replacement. With text expansion or replacement, you type a special word, series of letters or characters and it is replaced with something else, such as a name, phone number, phrase or even an image. While there are third party text expansion programs, you can easily get started using the auto correction feature built into your program such as Word, Outlook or WordPerfect or included in your operating system such as iOS and OS X.
By Nerino Petro at 21 September, 2015, 1:40 pm
Most lawyers forget that their websites are viewed by disciplinary authorities as a form of client communications. Firms that update their website or delete it for whatever reason may run afoul of ethics rules if they do not maintain a copy of it. Anna Massoglia over at Lawyerist.com has a good post on this topic Deleting Your Website Can Come Back to Bite you in the Assets . Some folks believe that since the Internet Archive Wayback Machine grabs snapshots of websites that they do not need to be concerned about this, but Anna's article should disabuse you of this thought.
By Nerino Petro at 10 September, 2015, 10:16 am
If you have a Mac, you already have some sophisticated screen capture tools built into the OS. How-To Geek has a great "How to" tutorial on using Grab in Mac OS X for more advanced screen captures. Check it out here.
By Nerino Petro at 30 October, 2014, 9:38 am
Today's quick "How To" is useful if you are you are trying to create a whitelist in Gmail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form. In Gmail you use the filter creation tool to whitelist a domain or domains. Rather than create multiple rules, you can add several domains all at once in one filter. However, the domains need to be separated by a pipe to whitelist multiple domains or email addresses. Most modern keyboards do not include the pipe as an option on any of the keys. However, the answer is really easy, Push and hold the Shift key and then push the backslash key "\". This inserts the pipe rather than the backslash. For full instructions on how to crate your whitelist entries in Gmail checkout this step by step guide from About.Com's Technology section here.