Beyond bookmarking: 3 Acrobat features for legal professionals

The advent of electronic court filing means that knowing your way around PDF editing software, like Adobe Acrobat, is no longer an optional skill. That’s because all states that introduce eFiling have ruled that only PDF documents will be accepted. The good news is creating PDFs is simple — you can save directly to PDF from your word…

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eFiling and pagination: How to stay within the rules

Habits of a lifetime are hard to break. One such habit in the legal profession has been to paginate certain prefatory sections of court filings using Roman numerals. It’s what we’ve always done. Well, as with so many other long-term law office habits, the introduction of electronic court filing means that this is a habit that you’re…

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How to use Word’s readability stats to improve your legal writing

It’s generally accepted that good legal writing is concise writing. It’s not always easy, though. It’s especially difficult in the legal field, where simplicity can get lost in an ocean of impenetrable jargon, superfluous triplicate phrases, and never-ending sentences. The result is often writing that’s hard work to read or even completely unreadable, even by…

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5 ways to boost your productivity that are backed by science [Updated]

Originally published December 15, 2015. Updated January 20, 2017. The internet is full of articles claiming to provide the secret to limitless personal productivity. If only we got out of bed earlier, organized our email more often, or divided our day into 25-minute bursts of activity followed by tiny little breaks. There’s even one study…

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Our most-read blog posts of 2016

Every year, we compile a list of the most-read blog posts we ran on onelegal.com, as measured by the number of individuals who spent time reading them. Just like last year, compiling this year’s list made me realize that our blog is absolutely packed full of insights, tutorials, and advice to help make your professional…

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