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Understanding Encryption…


Does your firm require full-disk encryption on every work-purpose mobile device or laptop?

Do you know if your client’s information is safe and confidential?

If your computer or mobile device is password protected but not encrypted, it may not be protected as this article from The New York Times points out. Don’t be intimidated: encryption is not difficult to achieve.

If you do encrypt, it is important to understand which form you have, as encryption comes in many forms (depending on the device). Some examples include full-disk hardware encryption, operating system encryption, third-party software encryption, external drive encryption, email encryption, mobile encryption and cloud-storage encryption.

Evaluate the technology you use and make sure all possible areas are protected as well. Contact for free assistance if you have questions.



Are you prepared for a hard drive fail or an office-server failure?

Do you own a three-copy backup?

If not, ABA TECHSHOW 2018 speaker and planning board member, Barron Henley, suggests not to cut costs. Rather, legal-tech professionals suggest firms implement multiple backup solutions, such as an internet cloud backup (Mozy ProMozy HomeCrashPlanCarboniteSOS Online Backup), along with multiple external hard drives, and a form of network attached storage.

Talk to your technology specialist about your backup. For further information, contact

Selecting New Technology?


Is it time to make some office technology upgrades or purchase new hardware or software?

Before you run out to make any decisions, be sure to review the new Selecting New  Technology webpage from PMAP. This member resource contains checklists to make solid technology decisions for the new small law firm. It also contains lists to help you answer questions such as how to choose a “Mac” Computerhow to choose practice management software and what are the must-have tools for your law practice?

Have questions about technology upgrades? Contact for assistance.

Microsoft Office Quick Tips and Shortcuts


Do you recycle text from other documents? Or do you use a certain word or phrase a lot?

Check out these quick tips from Deborah Savadra who demonstrates how to paste text for better formatting and how to use AutoCorrect as a text expander.

Also, watch the videos below from the Practice Management Assistance Program. These will teach you several global keyboard shortcuts to save time.

How to Select Text Quickly

Discover other quick tips and shortcuts in the Practice Management Assistance Program’s video series. Contact with questions or call (803)799-6653, extensions 183 or 118.

Productivity Tip: Managing Digital Distractions


According to a national survey by ComPsych, “nearly 90 percent of employees suffer from digital distraction.”

What are some ways to reduce distractions and increase productivity? Stick to one task at a time, set boundaries and prioritize. In addition, minimize digital distractions by following these tips from Cleveland and from Digital Responsibility.

Also, check out websites and apps that promote productive work environments:

​Looking for other time-saver and productivity resources? Contact for assistance.