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I’m still trying. Mindfulness can be a challenge. Is it really worth the time and effort to understand and practice mindfulness?

Due to a change in the Payment Card Industry standards (PCI), Lexis Nexis announced an update today for PCLaw users. This release is PCLaw 14.2.1 and is required for firms using PCLaw’s Payment Processing Feature with OpenEdge (f/k/a PPI) to ensure compliance. If firms do not upgrade, the OpenEdge service will not process payments.

As solo and small firm law office owners, often the tasks that are most critical to continued business operation find themselves pushed down the priority list, spread across multiple employees, or handled by someone with a personal relationship to the owners, but not really “on the payroll.” Of course, salary overhead and benefits are often a deterrent to hiring someone.

One of the great values in legal technology is Microsoft's subscription-based Office 365 office suite. Outlook is perhaps the most-used application in Office 365. For July, we bring you two Outlook tips for the price of one, plus a Word bonus tip!

What's Wrong with the Status Quo?

Lawyers typically draft new documents by starting with an existing document from a previous matter or transaction. The existing document is found, renamed, and modified to work for the present engagement. While obviously better than starting from a blank page, this approach has significant drawbacks.

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