Duly Noted

Practice Management Resource Center offers tips

The Practice Management Resource Center of the State Bar of Michigan (PMRC) included as part of its mid-December news release a recommendation to investigate LogMeIn-Ignition. LogMeIn is an application which allows anyone to access a Mac or PC from remote locations via the Internet. LogMeIn-Ignition is a similar application which allows one to control a computer from a smart phone or iPad. Jeff Richardson, author of the blog iPhone J.D., has published a review of Ignition, which can be seen at http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2010/12/review-logmein-ignition-view-and-control-your-pc-or-mac-from-your-iphone-or-ipad.html

LogMeIn-Ignition works for both Macs and PCs connecting from an iPhone, iPad or Droid smart phone. The application is inexpensive. If there have been times when you desperately needed access to a file or application that is residing on your computer, take a few minutes to explore the possibilities for LogMeIn-Ignition.

In addition, the PMRC Lending Library contains a variety of law practice management publications for loan to SBM members at a nominal fee. To borrow books, which involves faxing or mailing in a form, visit  http://www.michbar. org/pmrc/library.cfm Sample topics include: How to Start and Build a Law Practice, Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour, Management Tools for Lawyers, a Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer, Advice for Litigators, Marketing on the Internet, Virtual Law Practice, and much more.

Here are a few of the newest titles:

Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1: Mining the Internet's Publicly Available Resources for Investigative Research

The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Compensation Plans for Law Firms, Fifth Edition

Introduction to Law Firm Practice

Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips, Third Edition

The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools

The ABA’s Legal Guide for Small Business