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Empower Network Blogging Formula Tricks and Tips

Empower Network is a brand new and exciting blogging platform that enables writers to make money from their blog posts. It is similar to network marketing. When someone visits your blog and signs up to the Empower Network then you get 100% commissions for that. They pay $25 a month directly into your bank account. And then that amount is paid in to your bank account every month... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Ideas for Using an Attraction Marketing System

Old skool techniques of selling off-line have now become recognized as the right way to sell online as well it’s called attraction marketing. Before the Web, people had to turn to tradeshows, attend hotel conferences, cold-call or perhaps resort to door to door selling... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Adding Google+ 1 Button To Your Website and blogsite

From the moment Google has begun testing its freshest product, Google+, social media and web denizens are already abuzz with entertainment over its social attributes. Many gurus declare Google+ may well someday hit down, Facebook, the king of social networking sites, from its throne. Having the pure force of Google’s efficiency applications entirely merge into a new Google+, this fresh new platform for social networking can be a beneficial place to have your team gathered jointly for a virtual assembly or to establish a community of fans. If Google offers a tool in generating the code for that Google + button, the latter could be an easy process... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Faculty Announcement – Martha Sperry

Martha Sperry will teach "Everything Google – Using Free & Cheap Tools To Ease Your Workload And Budget" at Solo Practice University┬«. Martha Sperry, Esq. has been an attorney for more than twenty years, serving the domestic and foreign insurance industry in a variety of capacities. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Massachusetts. She currently is in-house counsel for the claims department of a national specialty lines insurance company located in Massachusetts. Martha also has a consulting practice offering assistance to professional clients on new media, technology, branding, and professional development. She has assisted major insurance agencies with the creation of white papers and marketing pieces, leveraging technology to provide the best possible product. An avid follower of new media and technology trends, Martha has been approached by the press for her views on these subjects, as well as on modern search techniques and mobile tools. She writes on issues of law, technology, research and writing at her blog, Advocate's Studio. Martha graduated from the New England School of Law in 2000, summa cum laude, after serving as Executive Lead Articles editor for her school's Law Review. She started her legal writing career with a published article on hostile environment sexual harassment that was cited twice in the Worth Reading column of the National Law Journal. She hasn't stopped writing since. Martha's experience has run the gamut from a top 100 law firm, to a corporate legal department, to a small firm managing the insurance coverage practice, to her own business as a consultant. This breadth of professional experience gives her perspective on the different ways one can practice law. One idea holds true no matter the position: the more one becomes acquainted with the tools of the trade, the easier it is to master the job. The tools of the legal trade these days are rooted firmly in technology. Martha's views expressed here are her personal views and do not represent the view of her current employer. You can learn more about Martha at her website AdvantageAdvocates. Or check out her profile on LinkedIn. Syllabus "Everything Google – Using Free & Cheap Tools To Ease Your Workload And Budget" Introduction to Google What is Google First Product History Current Crop of Applications What's In It for Google What's In It For You Free Tools Cheap Storage Website Hosting Social Networking Issues to Be Aware Of Free Has A Price Security Privacy Data Ownership Web Applications The Google Cloud Desktop Applications Gmail & Google Calendar Gmail What is it? Why Use it? Features & Benefits How Does It Work? On The Web On The Desktop On the Mobile Device Tweaking Your Gmail with Google Labs Modding Your Gmail with Extensions and Apps Google Calendar What is it? Why Use It? Features & Benefits How Does it Work? On The Web On The Desktop On The Mobile Device Tweaking Google Calendar Modding Your Calendar Google Docs, Spreadsheets & Presentations Google Docs What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Google Spreadsheets What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Google Presentations What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Google Search What is it? How does it work? What can it do for you? Advanced Search & Limiters Google Scholar Google Custom Search Engines Google Social Search Google Alerts Google Maps Google Earth Google Data Google Books Google Local Google Trip Planning Miscellaneous Google + What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Profiles Circles Sharing Search Hangouts Huddle Photos Chat Where + Is Going Incorporation of Google properties or the Plus-ification of Everything Google Data ownership – It's Not Facebook Google Sites and Apps What is it? Why use it? How do they work? Free versus Paid and What You Get Suite of Tools App Store Google Chrome What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Speed, Speed and More Speed Extensify Your Experience Chrome Apps Store Android – Your Mobile Operating System What is it? Why use it? How does it work? Smartphones Tablets Integration with Other Google Products The App Market Written by Susan Cartier Liebel.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Drop Your Data Into Dropbox

For better or worse, we've become 'always-on' professionals. We want access to all our data, all the time and we want it now. In the past, data housed on an office network or personal computer could be very difficult to access remotely. With the advent of Cloud storage, however, accessing that data has become much easier. With nothing more than an Internet connection and access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) you're good to grab your data from the Cloud, no matter where you might be in the world. There are security issues to consider-of the Internet connection used to access your data, and of the Cloud provider itself. It is possible that those issues may keep you from housing confidential client data in the cloud, but the Cloud is here to stay. Its incredible convenience makes it impossible to ignore and even more impossible not to use. The question becomes which cloud provider are you going to use and what data are you going to store there? Dropbox That Doc Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage service. While its competitors may offer more free storage, Dropbox's auto syncing feature, cross-platform abilities and web access is hard to beat. Dropbox allows you to store 2 GB of data for free (with up to 100 GB available, depending on pricing plans), but that 2 GB limit is a minimum-you can easily up your storage limits by connecting your Dropbox account to your mobile devices and by completing the website tour. And, if you don't mind annoying people, there is a referral program that provides additional free space in return. While Dropbox is intended for individual users, the newly announced Dropbox Teams is aimed at businesses, projects and groups. Teams starts at $795 for five users and 1,000 GB of storage; additional users cost $125 and get 200 GB each added. Dropbox's neatest feature, auto-syncing between the Cloud and your devices, means you always have access to your data, even without an Internet connection. How does this work? After you install Dropbox client, a local Dropbox folder is created (under My Documents for Windows users). Whenever you save a document to the Dropbox folder, the program grabs a copy and tosses it up to the Cloud. Dropbox monitors the folder, syncing any changes between the folders on every Dropbox-connected device. If you make changes offline, Dropbox syncs the changes as soon as the computer is connected to the Internet. It works beautifully. Dropbox also allows you to share your data, if you choose. It creates a public folder (where you can store those charming pet pics to share with unsuspecting victims) or you can choose to share a non-public folder by invitation. Once shared, the data is copied locally to that person's Dropbox folder and they then have a two-way sync to the folder (until it is unshared). To learn more about Dropbox features, you can take the tour. Dropbox Isn't the Only Cloud in Town It's getting cloudier all the time. Here are some other document storage options. Box.net (5 GB free with additional paid storage available. LinkedIn integration. IPad and IPhone users get 50 GB free through November.) SugarSync (Minimum $4.99 per month for 30 GB storage with other plans available. Offers a 30-day free trial but no free plan.) Microsoft Sky Drive (25 GB free storage with no paid plans. Must create a Windows Live ID.) Amazon Cloud (5 GB free storage with additional paid storage available. Must create an Amazon account.) Apple iCloud (A work-in-progress currently limited to music, e-books and apps. There is no web client, access is through iTunes and storage limits are still unclear.) If you're looking to store some data in the Cloud, one of these services might be what you're looking for. Note: For more insight on Dropbox and security issues, check these recent posts on the Oregon Law Practice Management Blog and ABA LTRC Site-ation blog. Vivian Manning is the IT Manager at Barriston Law LLP in Barrie, Bracebridge and Cookstown, Ontario. Vivian practiced law at Barriston LLP (formerly Burgar Rowe PC) primarily in the area of Municipal Land Development, with a total of 17 years in private practice before switching to the IT side of the law office. She currently indulges her love of teaching tech through her blog Small City Law Firm Tech, where she provides "tips of the day." Illustration courtesy of DropBox. Subscribe to Attorney at Work Get really good ideas every day: Subscribe to the Daily Dispatch! Updating….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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