Christmas is just around the corner. You finally have a couple of days off to binge watch that Netflix show you’ve been hearing about, only to be asked to enter your password. You fiddle with the remote to type in the password in vain. So much for goodwill toward men. Thankfully, there’s a solution to this challenge: a software-based password manager.
Why is there so much talk about automation in the practice of law these days? Almost every legal technology source extols the benefits of automation. There must be a reason, right? Yes. Automation of routine tasks can benefit your practice in multiple ways.
You can use a voice recorder or iPhone to capture your thoughts and plan future actions. Over the next few articles, I want to share some thoughts on modern dictation — turning your thoughts into text using technology.
In the book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey talks about the principle of beginning with the end of your life in mind. I suggest a smaller version of the concept. Ask yourself each week, “what do I want/need to accomplish this week?” Write down the items. As you look at the list, think of how you would bill your client for accomplishing that task.
In the last article in this series, we discussed automating text entry for creating discovery with sequence fields. This article will expand on this process and others using Quick Parts/Auto Text to help you speed up document drafting.