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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 tipster told me tales of a device described as almost magical for working online from home. This device allowed you to stay connected even when the home WiFi was down. It allowed you to bypass the home WiFi when others in the house were in peak bandwidth hogging mode. This modestly priced device could be a great improvement for many working from home whose WiFi setup doesn’t work perfectly, often because of home construction issues. This device doesn’t work for everyone, but it is a great way to avoid internet interruptions for many.  I won’t be a customer because…
2020 has been a time of change. One change generated by the increase in working from home was an explosion of videoconferencing. Many people whose prior videoconferencing experience had been limited to a few online seminars or product demonstrations were soon having multiple videoconferences each day. Online clothing distributors reported sales of tops, but not complete outfits, surged. Jokes abounded about attending meetings without pants. Terms like “Zoom Fatigue,” “Zoombombing,” “virtual happy hours” and others entered our business vocabulary. As much as we long for life to “return to normal,” it doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that this…
Oklahoma Bar Association Practice Management Advisor Julie Bays has created a nice video on the features of practice management software. She demonstrates the types of features these tools offer, featuring various products that are also OBA member benefits. She also offers free telephone or video consultations to OBA members who are deciding which of these tools to use in their practices. The video is 13 minutes in length. Hopefully most readers have already made this decision. But because many believe remote working will increase as cold weather returns, if you haven’t, there has never been a better time to start…