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Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.

Technology

Create an if Found Lockscreen Message on Your Portable Devices
Dan Pinnington

I know your smartphone and iPad already have their device access passwords enabled (meaning anyone picking up your device can’t access the information on it without punching in a password). And if they don’t – sit down right now and turn the access password on. Otherwise the information on the device is accessible to anyone that happens to find it. If you are a lawyer and you have client information on the device, this is a critical step for protecting the confidentiality of client information….

Research

Do You Need to Read That Document on Paper?
Shaunna Mireau

First let me say that I really like reading on screen for business purposes. Second, let me contradict that by complaining about my aged eyes and how I keep pulling my monitors closer to my face. Third, let me tell you how much I enjoy reading novels in print when that is a viable alternative (not traveling, my public library has a print copy without waiting for an inter-library loan). Fourthly, let me give a hat tip to John DiGilio who noted a post on Lawyerist.com that inspired Today’s Tip….

Practice

Take a Vacation!
David Bilinsky

We tend to focus on topics of how to increase effectiveness and efficiency in this column as well as how to strive for heightened performance. This one will be completely different. Today we are going to highlight the benefits of getting away from it all and taking a vacation. Why focus on taking a vacation? According to advantagebehavioral.org there are at least 5 benefits to taking a vacation. These are: Vitamin D is free …

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