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  • 1.   How to Be a Professional While Not in the Office Louisiana Bar Association New Orleans July 11, 2008
  • 2. OVERVIEW
        • HARDWARE
          • Laptops
          • Tablets
          • Handhelds
          • Accessories
        • THE CLOUD
          • Remote Access
          • Hosted Services
          • Outlook over the web
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  • 3. NOTEBOOK ● Speed ● RAM ● Sound ● Monitors ● CD-ROM ● Hard Drive ● Network Card ● Weight/Size ● Price ● Brand
  • 4. TABLET PC’s
  • 5. WIFI NETWORKING ● CONFIGURATIONS ▸ 802.11g is most common type , comes installed on many laptops ▸ 802.11n (“Pre-N”) is the system to buy when it becomes formally available ▸ May have problems running network applications ● COST ▸ WAP - $10 to $750 ▸ WiFi PC Access - $5 to $100 ▸ Wireless Print Servers - $50 to 300
  • 6.
      • Activate “WEP”
        • Wired Equivalency Privacy
        • Not 100% secure but is far better than doing nothing
        • Choose 128 bit WEP if available (v. 40 bit WEP)
      • Turn OFF “SSID Broadcasting”
        • Your WAP is less visible
        • MAC Address limiting - only authorized users allowed
      • Use firewalls
        • Networked hardware firewalls
        • Software firewalls
          • ZoneAlarm Pro
          • Norton Internet Security
    WIFI SECURITY TIPS
  • 7. HANDHELD DEVICES
    • BlackBerry
    • Smartphones
        • Palm
        • Pocket PC/Windows Mobile)
    • Apple iPhone
    • Pricing
      • Anywhere from $200 to $600 depending on the cell service provider and available rebates
  • 8. HANDHELD FEATURES
      • Speaker Phone
      • Bluetooth 2.0
      • GPS
      • WiFi
      • Email
      • Texting
      • Adobe
      • Bluetooth 2.0
      • Backup Software
  • 9. LEGAL SPECIFIC SOFTWARE
    • WHY?
      • Gather critical file Information from anywhere
      • Be able to tell the Judge when you are free
      • Bill for cell phone and email calls from your Smartphone
          • VENDORS
            • PCLaw TE
            • Amicus Mobile
            • AirTime
            • Worldox Web
            • TimeMatters
  • 10. CELL PHONE SECURITY
    • BLUETOOTH
      • Anyone within 30-100 feet of you can access your phone
      • Turn off in public places or
      • Set to “Non-Discoverable” state
    • WIPING DEVICES
    • You need to be able to destroy all information on your handheld if you lose it
  • 11. ADD ON’s
    • Car Kits
    Key Boards GPS Car Mount
  • 12. LEGAL iPod ▪ Apple iPod ▪ Can serve as an external hard drive ▪ Add data backup software like Backup MyPC, RetroSpect or Second Copy ▪ Store digital photos of clients, accident scenes, real estate property using the iPod Photo ▪ $199-$449
  • 13. PORTABLE SCANNER
    • USB Powered
    • Light
    • Small Footprint
    • Holds around 10 Sheets
    Fujitsu ScanSnap S300
  • 14. BUSINESS CARD SCANNER
    • Eliminate thick wad of business cards from conferences
    • Scan directly into Outlook fields
    • Retrieve on Web
    • Add meetings notes, personal details
    • Sync with PDA
  • 15. VOIP
    • Soft phone can run from laptop
    • Clients cannot tell where you are
    • Easy to setup multiple offices
    • Avoid Katrina Like Problems
    • Cheap!!!
  • 16. SKYPE
    • Skype to Skype calls are free
    • Cheap Long Distance
    • Decent Quality
    • Can be used on a SmartPhone
  • 17. ACCESSORIES
      • Batteries
      • Web Cameras
      • Blue tooth
        • Mouse
        • Headphones
      • Maps
      • Travel
      • Weather
  • 18. THE CLOUD
  • 19. EXTRANETS Connect to clients, courts, co-counsel, securely via the Web using Extranet technology
  • 20. BLOGS
  • 21.
      • Storage
        • Lexis
        • West
      • Backup
        • Xdrive
      • E-Mail
        • Gmail
      • All
        • Google
        • Yahoo
        • Microsoft
    REMOTE DATA
  • 22.
    • Remote Web Workplace
    • Outlook Web Access
    • VPN
    • Remote Desktop (Terminal Services)
    • Citrix
    • The Remote Web Workplace is a feature of Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server and the yet-to-be-released midsize business-focused product, Windows Essential Business Server, which enables pre-created users to log in to a front-end network-facing interface of the small business server.
    • Outlook Web Access ( OWA ) is a webmail service of Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 and later, originally called Exchange Web Connect ( EWC ). The web interface of Outlook Web Access resembles the interface in Microsoft Outlook. Outlook Web Access comes as a part of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and previous versions of Exchange.
    REMOTE CONNECTIONS
  • 23. Collaboration Software
    • FolderShare
    • Groove
  • 24. ● Th ere is no single “best” legal research service ▸ Combine Lexis, Westlaw, LOIS ▸ FastCase thru LSBA ● Resources ▸ LLRX.com ▸ “ Fact Finding On The Internet” LEGAL RESEARCH
  • 25. WEB DICTATION
    • NCH SwiftSound Express
    • NU Dictate
    • Web Dictate
    PCLaw: $1630
  • 26. ESSENTIAL BOOKS ● “ How to Start and Build a Law Practice” by Jay Foonberg ● “ Flying Solo” – Bill Gibson ● “ 2008 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide” –Nelson, Simek & Maschke ● “ The Business of Law” by Edward Poll ● Visit www.lawpractice.org for ordering information
  • 27. Thank You For Listening! Gulf Coast Technology Center www.gulfltc.org Tom O’Connor (toconnor@legal-edocs.org) Craig Bayer (Cbayer@lawot.com)
  • 28. Remote Connection Software
    • LogMeIn is Free, no remote printing
    • Most widely used by attorneys
  • 29. File Sharing Software
    • Microsoft Grove
    • FolderShare
    These programs allow you to sync your files with multiple workstations.
  • 30. TAKE AWAYS
    • Get expert help
      • Vendors
    • Collaborate on search methods
    • Iterative searches
    • Keep an audit trail
    • Always enter a clawback agreement