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Improving Computer Security

The ABA has several resources to help lawyers secure their computers, communications, and data. Start by reading the ABA’s Roadmap for Cybersecurity and then learn how to be cybersecure with the ABA’s guide to Cybersecurity for the Home and Office. For additional resources, visit the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center for free access to practical articles and free consultation with a technology specialist.

Smartphone Security

Be proactive to avoid hackers that steal contacts, data, email, photos, and texts. Do not click on links or download documents when using a smartphone. Be safe by installing updates, limiting the number of apps, and using an authenticator on your phone. Enable filtering so that texts from unknown senders are segregated from other senders. Use your phone's hotspot (instead of public Wi-Fi networks) to connect laptops and tablets to the Internet. Click here to learn more about protecting yourself and your phone. And click here for a slideshow about smartphone security.

Marketing with Business Cards

Despite the proliferation of electronic communications, business cards remain an effective tool for networking and marketing. Click here for an article about how to use business cards for marketing and networking. And click here for an article which notes that in our technology age people still want an analog experience.

Training Lawyers and Staff

In-house training can improve skills and productivity for both lawyers and staff. Training can skills needed to compete for clients like marketing and law office technology. Training can be accomplished with self-study using articles, books, and online seminars available for free from bar organizations and legal vendors. Click here for a list of bar associations that provide training assistance and read articles to learn more about personal coaches, paralegal trainingstaff training, and trends in technical training.