We posted before about using scriveners for your data backup needs, and we still think scriveners are hallmarks of an efficient and modern law firm. Recent “compliance” issues with digital copiers, however, have reminded us of an uncommon but potentially devastating development for your law firm: a scrivener gone bad. When scriveners go bad, they typically need a reminder of their duties and how to maintain suitable focus. If they go really bad, however, they can insert embarrassing “potty mouth” data into your backups, confuse ediscovery with a children’s board game, and even begin scrivening via Facebook or Twitter. Don’t let that happen to you. Here are three tips you should consider for preventing the scrivener gone bad. [Read more...]
Most law firm offices need a tune up now and then, but where do you start? You could hire a cleaning service to come in once a month to tidy up. Or you could optimize things on the cheap with regular degaussing. Degaussing is the art of reducing electromagnetic buildup. It has typically been used in the past for computer monitors and battleships. Because degaussing battleships is above your pay grade, concentrate on how to degauss officer computer monitors and other stuff, including staff. Here’s how.
Backing up your law firm’s correspondence, files, and electronic data can be a time-consuming, frustrating, and complicated process, particularly when you have to consider the wealth of easy online options. A scrivening solution, however, provides a solid approach for data back up and also provides much needed local employment. But how do you go about implementing a scrivening solution? Here’s our top advice. [Read more...]