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Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program. I served as co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005 and the first two GPSSF National Solo and Small Firm Conferences in 2006 and 2007. I frequently write and speak on legal technology issues, Internet research, law office management and organization and legal ethics. I make several dozen presentations per year to county bar meetings and other CLE events within Oklahoma.

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A password manager is an important security tool. If you do not know why that is, we have some great information for you. If you know you need to purchase and install a password manager, but just do not know where to start or don’t think you have time to make a decision, we have some great actionable information for you. Legal technology guru Tom Mighell joins me for a short discussion on password managers, including why you need them and the features he considers important. You may be surprised at the other types of important information Tom suggests one…
Lawyers and law firms that were unable to process electronic payments were often challenged during the last two months. We heard tales of woe of lawyers in other states barred from going to their offices to pick up the mail or good clients of law firms who promised that they had mailed a check for payment, but it got caught in a clearing house. But there is a lot more to know about digital payments than just accepting credit cards. This short video explores several epayment options, including online payment pages for clients. Some other tips are in the post…
Many lawyers forced to work from home had done so many times and had the tools in place to do so. Of course, the crisis and other closures gave working from home a different feel. But other lawyers didn’t have the infrastructure or experience and had to learn some things on the fly. They had to adapt. Those who had children remote schooling at home with them experienced greater challenges. For a variety of reasons, working from home will continue and likely increase. One reason is that more lawyers can more easily do this. Securing the home network is now…
You might think that opening a new law practice during a pandemic is a bad idea. But for many lawyers, it is the best idea. For lawyers who have just passed the bar and always dreamed of opening their practices, it is time. For lawyers who have left employment or were laid off because the firm wasn’t prepared for the new reality. Today is the OBA’s Opening a Law Practice program. This year it is taking place via videoconferencing. But OBA Practice Management Advisor Julie Bays and I have a lot of useful information to share with this group of…