Can You Access Your Documents From Anywhere

Can You Access Your Documents From Anywhere

I can! When I first started operating Halo Secretarial, I realized how critical a proper backup system was going to be. I owned an external hard drive and was in the habit of using it semi-regularly to backup important information, but found it to be a time consuming process and was worried it wasn’t reliable enough by itself. A lot of research led me to believe that my best choice would be a backup and syncing setup, as I have two...

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Canadian Bar Association Article on Virtual Legal Assistance

Canadian Bar Association Article on Virtual Legal Assistance

I was interviewed some time back for an article in the Canadian Bar Association Practice Link and today I’ve seen it for the first time, thanks to a tweet from Kate Kerans, another Alberta-based virtual legal assistant. The article title is Invisible Assistants and while I’m not sure I like that (somehow it seems a little cold) it is a nice informative article about virtual legal assistants and the value they can provide to a solo...

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When To Partner With a Virtual Assistant

When To Partner With a Virtual Assistant

I think one of the most commonly asked questions about virtual assistance, particularly virtual legal assistance, is when is the time right for a business owner to start partnering with the VA. There is no wrong answer to this question, as ultimately the time is right when you are ready to start alleviating the administrative burden. Still, I would say the earlier you are able to start the relationship the better. You may not need a lot of help...

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Cloud Storage for Lawyers

Cloud Storage for Lawyers

I love reading articles like this one from Law.Com’s Legal Technology section (hat tip to @nikiblack for pointing it out!) It reminds us all, lawyers and businesses like mine that serve lawyers, to look at how we are storing our files and protecting them. What kind of security do you have in place on your computer? What kind of backup do you use? Personally I have a couple of systems in place. I do password protect my computer files. I...

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Practice Management

Practice Management

As usual I was spending a little time after dinner tonight catching up on some Twitter. I read this tweet from @SamGlover which sent me on over to the recently re-launched Lawyerist. There are tons of interesting posts to read there, but the one that really caught my eye tonight was one that talked about what applications, software etc Sam uses to run his law practice. I not only enjoyed reading what Sam uses for his legal practice, but also the...

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