Posts Tagged electronic documentation

Filling out forms online

Does much of your practice involve filling out forms? If you answered yes, electronic forms represent both opportunities and looming threats to your business.

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Signing PDFs digitally

There’s no good reason to print a document just to sign it. Once you create a digital image of your signature, you can simply “paste” it onto a PDF. Signing PDFs using Adobe Reader Adobe, creators of the PDF standard, produced this comprehensive video that shows how

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Updated Acrobat helps balance your time

There’s a unifying theme running through the recently released Adobe Acrobat XI: a focus on saving people time. Here are the highlights.

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Acrobat documents are now easier to manage

Some pointers for mastering PDFs Adobe Acrobat solves so many problems in the document-intensive legal industry, it’s pretty easy to get lawyers to share their favourite PDF pointers. Read on for a quick selection of useful PDF tips.

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Integrated and efficient: using today's AEC software to make our jobs easier

Designing buildings. Estimating costs. Tracking time. Managing projects. Billing for time and materials. Reporting RFls. These, along with dozens of other types of paperwork, have long been crucial in the businesses of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). That all this work once ran on paper alone seems

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Time to BYOD — bring your own device

Not so long ago, law firms dictated what types of smartphones — typically BlackBerrys — their staff could use for work. This has been giving way to the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, which may spell the end of the BlackBerry’s near-hegemony in the workplace. Some people attribute BYOD

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Online court document system

OSCAR, meet JUSTIN: moving toward an online court document system A March 16 Globe and Mail article headlined “Judge bashes Ontario’s archaic court document system” included the following statements made by Justice David Brown: “Consign our paper-based document management system to the scrap heap of history and

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Future attractions: on-demand learning

Will lawyers soon flick on their TVs at home to brush up on their skills using a Netflix-like model, the costs of which are covered by their law society membership fees? Maybe. Certainly the technology has arrived. And, step by step, the legal community is warming to

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Scoping the scene for the right scanner

David Feld gladly (almost gleefully) avoids paper. He bluntly states he’s never owned a fax machine. He doesn’t even use the one that came with his Xerox WorkCentre multifunction printer. And, his clients communicate with him mainly via e-mail. “They even use their phones to take pictures of documents and send them

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Drowning in data (proportionality in e-discovery)

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine The number of needles a lawyer has to find during discovery has not changed over the years. But thanks to information technology, document haystacks have ballooned out of all proportion. Now judges, litigators and clients want to bring proportionality back to

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