MileIQ An Essential App For Your Law Practice

It’s the small things that make all of the difference.

When I started my own firm, one of the things I was very bad at was keeping track of my mileage. Come tax time, my accountant would ask for my mileage log. I would then look back at my calendar, open google maps, and calculate mileage based on what was in my calendar. Things like trips to get supplies or to the bank never made my spreadsheet.

As of March 30, 2016, the current IRS mileage rate is $.54. That adds up quickly.

The Stress of Practicing Law As Documented By Fitbit

Law is a stressful profession. Lawyers take on the most severe problems of their clients. The two photos in this post show the strain of practice. They are screen shots from my fitbit. The first picture shows my heart rate at 142 beats per minute when I began my oral argument before the appellate court. I was standing still. A heart rate of 142 beats per minute is one that I acheive while running.

Google Chrome Now Working With CT Judicial Branch Website

For the past two and a half years, I’ve had great difficulty using Google Chrome on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Last week, Chrome for Mac received a major update. It went from 32 bit to 64 bit. This evening I used Chrome on the Judicial Branch website to both view and efile pleadings. Everything worked as it should.

What Do You Need For A Paperless Law Office?

What do you need for a paperless law office? Watch Attorney Ryan McKeen’s video below for a $4.99 low-tech must buy tool for your paper-less law office. I carry one of these with me when I know laptop battery may be an issue. Great for your practice, cheap, and it may help you make friends at a conference, in an airport, or at court.

How To Print A Single Check From Quickbooks

One of the challenges that I faced was printing a single check from QuickBooks. I buy checks, three to a page. Printing that “third” and single check was a problem.
The video below provides you with a no cost (other than a piece of paper that can be reused) solution.

What is the Best Way of Hiding Cords, Wires and Cables in An Office?

What is the best way to hide chords, wires and cables in an office?

Coming up with a solution for problems of cable and chord management in my new office took hours. My desk is a simple table top desk. It does not have drawers or a front that runs to the floor. Having my desk against a wall wasn’t an option.

Here’s the $10 solution to my problem:

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