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Define value in your law firm to drive return business and make clients raving fans.

Value is a funny thing. What is valuable to one person is not always valuable to someone else. As consumers of products and services, we have different ideas of what makes a product or a service valuable, and we regularly struggle to understand other people’s perception of value when it does not match our own.

I recently came across an interesting article, published in Attorney at Work, that discusses five key areas that are potentially killing efficiency in today’s legal firms. http://bit.ly/1X80nYz

These five common efficiency killers include:

  1. Staffing and task assignment errors
  2. Manual billing
  3. Clinging to paper
  4. Tethering work to the office technology
  5. Settling for outdated technology

Starting a year ago with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft added the ability to use a Windows 10 PC as a wireless display to receive video from a phone, tablet, or another Windows 10 PC. This includes the ability to use a second Windows 10 computer as an extended display for your main PC. You can actually use a Windows 10 tablet as a second monitor for your laptop when traveling.

For most law firms and legal departments, Outlook plays a vital role in their day to day operations. Whether users rely on it for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, or all of those things – its ease of use and simple interface make it a staple in just about every firm.

I’ve been a fan of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) ever since joining Affinity and my first ALA National Conference in Nashville. I was drawn to the genuine pride and collaborative spirit I found in every new member I’ve met over the last 3 years. Yet this weekend – my first Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) experience – completely blew me away!

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