Transitioning to Office 2010 – PMA Tip of the Week

From Diane Ebersole, Practice Management Advisor with the State Bar of Michigan – the PMA Tip of the Week:

If you are making the move to Office 2010 and are worried about the “Ribbon”, Microsoft has created several handy references to help.  The site Transition to the Office Ribbon, provides interactive and downloadable resources.  The Interactive Guide lets you click on an item in the 2003 version of the application and it shows you where that menu item is in the 2010 version.  This resource is also available in a downloadable Excel format.  The site also provides Keyboard Shortcut references and the instructions for customizing the Quick Access Toolbar.  If you are in the process of making the change to Office 2010, add this site to your browser favorites!

Thanks Diane!

Gift Ideas for the Lawyers on Your List

Here are some excellent ideas for the lawyers on your gift list from fellow law practice management advisor Diane Ebersole of the State Bar of Michigan:

Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson have created the 49th edition of the Digital Edge podcast in the gift giving spirit of December.  The lively banter discusses a wide variety of tech items and gadgets both useful and fun in a wide price range that may help you with your December purchases.  In addition to their podcast, the list of show notes provides a links of all the items discussed. 

Reid Trautz, Chair of ABA Techshow 2012, has also issued his annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers.  This list also provides some product comparisons and purchase advice.  If you are looking for gifts in the productivity, food or just plain fun categories, check out Reid’s list for some great ideas. 

One more excellent list which provides a compilation of shopping ideas is Attention, Shoppers: A Lawyer’s Gift Guide from the folks at Attorney At Work.  In addition to looking at the list, take a minute to read some of the posts on this site whose motto is ‘one really good idea every day.’ 

Thank you Diane!