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. In our quest to provide one of the top legal blogs for professionals, we like to keep track of what we’ve been up to in the past year.

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 day a little bit better.

The articles are clear, concise, and up to date. They deserve to be essential reading for all legal professionals. Here are the top ten articles from 2016.

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8 common email mistakes (and how to avoid them)

No doubt you spend much of your day in Microsoft Outlook or similar dealing with emails. Here, we suggest some tips for managing your email more efficiently and avoiding some of the most common email etiquette errors. Read more >>

How to make a PDF text searchable

Typically, where eFiling is required, the courts ask that PDFs be made text searchable before they’re uploaded. This comprehensive article explains what a text searchable PDF is and how to create one. Read more >>

What’s the best PDF software for your law firm? [Buyer’s guide]

Creating court-friendly PDF documents generally requires access to professional PDF editing software. It’s often assumed that Adobe Acrobat is the only game in town, but there are in fact several alternatives. In this post, we review them all. Read more >>

What are the most in-demand paralegal skills?

The employment outlook for paralegals and legal assistants is looking positive right now, with projected growth of more than 8 percent. That means it’s a competitive jobs market. What are the skills you need to stay ahead? Read more >>

5 ways to reduce the size of a PDF

There are few things more frustrating than putting the finishing touches to an otherwise perfect court filing only to discover it is a few megabytes larger than the court’s upload limit. This post suggests five strategies for getting your file size down. Read more >>

10 legal podcasts that will improve your commute

Podcasts — short downloadable radio shows that you can listen to at your leisure — are a great way to stay up to date on the latest legal trends. In this post, we ranked our ten favorite podcasts in the legal field. Read more >>

Quick tips for educating your colleagues about cyber security

When it comes to cyber security, there are a lot of threats out there. Sometimes the tools you use will be to blame, but often it’s down to human error. That means education about what threats looks like and how they can be avoided is key. Here’s our advice >>

How to produce a court-friendly PDF

If you follow the eight steps for an easily read and navigated PDF outlined in this article, you’ll be on the right path to earning some kudos from the clerk’s office. Read more >>

7 Microsoft Word hacks every legal professional should know

There’s a lot more to Microsoft Word than many users realize. In this article, we took an in-depth look at some of the most useful, but underutilized, features of the word processing program. Read more >>

How to avoid eFiling becoming eFailure

Electronically submitting court documents means your filings are very likely to be read on-screen. People read differently on electronically devices, however. In this post, we summarized how best to format and layout your documents for maximum readability. Read more >>

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What do you want us to write about in 2017? Let me know in the comments what subjects or issues you’d like to see us write about on our blog in the coming months.

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