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Using Format Painter in Microsoft Word

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Most know how to copy and paste text in Microsoft Word. However, sometimes, after pasting a section of text, it does not always look like the other sections.

 

The "Format Painter" feature, available in versions Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, and 2016, allows you to copy the formatting of one section and "paint" that formatting to another section.

Click here for "Format Painter" tips from Microsoft. (After clicking the link, look for the Microsoft Word link and then click to discover the tip...plus see other tips for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.)

This tip is courtesy of Brett Burney, special guest speaker at the 2017 Solo & Small Firm LPM-TECH Conference, held in Columbia last Friday.  Do you have questions or want to learn more about the Solo and Small Firm Section, contact Section Liaison Courtney Troutman or PMAP Assistant Emily Worley.

2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award Winner Announced

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Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA of Kingstree was awarded the 2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award during the Bar’s LPM-TECH Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The firm was recognized for its outstanding service to the community during the October floods as well as its continued involvement in Bar programs and leadership positions. Members of the firm include Ernest J. Jarrett, W.E. Jenkinson III, Jennifer R. Kellahan, W. Evan Reynolds and J. Thomas Thompson. Read more on the Bar's website.

[caption id="attachment_1757" align="aligncenter" width="440"]p7417 Pictured in photo from left to right: W. Evan Reynolds, W.E. (Billy) Jenkinson, III, Ernest (Ernie) J. Jarrett, Jennifer R. Kellahan, J. Thomas (Tom) Thompson, (attorneys from Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, P.A.) David Wyatt, Solo and Small Firm Section Chair------Photo by John Mann Event Photography[/caption]

 

PMAP TECH TIP: Outdated or Missing Contacts?

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Do you have outdated or missing contacts in your address book? Evercontact works with Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook, Office 365, iPhones and CRMs like Salesforce and Highrise to automatically create and update contacts from email signatures and send them to your address book. This tip is courtesy of Catherine Sanders Reach, special guest speaker at the 2016 Solo & Small Firm's LPM-TECH Conference, held in Columbia last Friday. If you would like to become involved in the Solo & Small Firm Section, be sure to join on your license fee statement at the end of the year. For questions, contact section liaison Courtney Kennaday at pmap@scbar.org or PMAP assistant Emily Worley at emily.worley@scbar.org.

Keeping Up With CyberThreats

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Can you and your staff recognize a genuine cyber threat when you see one? Are you keeping up with the latest news in cyber security? This week several major headlines came out reminding users to be vigilant with cyber threats and cyber security.

TechRepublic declared Ransomware 2.0 is around the corner

NBC News warned Apple users about a new hack that could harm Apple devices such as iPhones and Macs

Warnings about the importance of using password managers

The importance of avoiding public Wi-Fi

Cyber security remains a hot topic for all users, including law firms. If you’re feeling a little bit out of touch, after reading some of these issues, plan to attend LPM-TECH 2016, where an FBI Special Agent and a lawyer formerly with the National Security Division in the US Department of Justice will cover “What Lawyers Need to Know about Cybersecurity”.

Join the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Bar Solo and Small Firm Section on September 16. You will not want to miss it!

In the meantime, follow @SCBar_PMAP and SCBPMAPAssist on Twitter to stay in touch with the latest from the legal tech and cyber security sector!

Phishing E-mails Targeting Lawyers

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SC Bar members are cautioned to be aware of emails indicating that a complaint has been made against the lawyer or firm, or that they contain a special message from the Bar president. Such emails are not coming from the Bar and would be an attempt to phish members. Delete them immediately. Phishing emails are fraudulent emails that may contain links to phony websites or may request that you share personal or financial information by using a variety of techniques.

There may be clues, including a suspicious “from” email address. The email may include directions to click on a link, which purports to be a copy of the complaint or of the “special message.” Do not click this link, as it could be an attempt to put "ransomware" on the affected computer. Bar members are reminded that any official grievance would come via U.S. mail from the Supreme Court and that any important Bar announcement would appear in E-Blast or would be sent by an individual Bar staff member.