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1 30 Hot Legal Palm and Handheld Tips and Gadgets in 60 Minutes Legaltech New York September 17 th, 2003

2 Speakers Carol Schlein Carol Schlein President President Law Office Systems, Montclair NJ Law Office Systems, Montclair NJ Brett Burney Brett Burney Legal Practice Support Coordinator Legal Practice Support Coordinator Thomson Hine LLP, Cleveland OH Thomson Hine LLP, Cleveland OH

3 Learn to Use Shortcuts Record commonly used phrases as Shortcuts Record commonly used phrases as Shortcuts Learn to use Copy, Cut, Paste and Undo Learn to use Copy, Cut, Paste and Undo

4 Synchronicity (Pocket PC) USB cable/cradle USB cable/cradle Infrared ports Infrared ports Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Over the Internet Over the Internet

5 Synchronize to Your Case Management Program Palms and other devices can be synched to: Palms and other devices can be synched to: Time Matters Time Matters Amicus Attorney Amicus Attorney Abacus Law Abacus Law Outlook Outlook

6 Some Healthy Memory (Palm & Pocket PC) ROM – Read Only Memory ROM – Read Only Memory RAM – Random Access Memory RAM – Random Access Memory CompactFlash (CF) Memory CompactFlash (CF) Memory MultiMediaCard (MMC) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Secure Digital (SD) Secure Digital (SD) Microdrive Microdrive PC Cards PC Cards Sony Memory Stick Sony Memory Stick SmartMedia SmartMedia

7 Let Your Palm Earn You More $$ Purchase a billing program to record your time directly on your palm device Purchase a billing program to record your time directly on your palm device Time Reporter for Timeslips/ Carpe Diem (www.iambic.com) Time Reporter for Timeslips/ Carpe Diem (www.iambic.com)www.iambic.com DTE in Hand (www.aps-soft.com) DTE in Hand (www.aps-soft.com)www.aps-soft.com PCLaw TE (Travel Edition) PCLaw TE (Travel Edition) TABS III Palm Application TABS III Palm Application

8 Digital Voice Recorder Use your PDA as a digital voice recorder Use your PDA as a digital voice recorder Most Pocket PCs have a Record button Most Pocket PCs have a Record button Recordings are saved as Notes Recordings are saved as Notes

9 Learn to Use FIND Click on the magnifying glass icon and write a few letters to find any text or numbers stored on your Palm Click on the magnifying glass icon and write a few letters to find any text or numbers stored on your Palm

10 Screen Protection (Palm & Pocket PC) Keep your screen scratch-free Keep your screen scratch-free Use screen protectors (www.writeshield.com) Use screen protectors (www.writeshield.com)www.writeshield.com Clean screen very well before applying Clean screen very well before applying

11 Get a Good Stylus or Keyboard Styli can combine pointer and pen – even fountain pen (Cross-Matrix Multi-Function Fountain Pen $80) Styli can combine pointer and pen – even fountain pen (Cross-Matrix Multi-Function Fountain Pen $80) Variety of attachable keyboards to allow you to type notes directly into your Palm Variety of attachable keyboards to allow you to type notes directly into your Palm

12 Full Screen Keyboard Thumb Power! Thumb Power!

13 Get a USB Drive Great way to backup critical files or Great way to backup critical files or Transport them between home and office Transport them between home and office Stores up to 1 GB Stores up to 1 GB Costs $70+ Costs $70+ or or

14 Presentations with your PDA (Palm & Pocket PC) First, you need an expansion device – a card for your PDA First, you need an expansion device – a card for your PDA Presenter-To-Go from Margi – Presenter-To-Go from Margi – Second, you need software that can interpret your slides and present them Second, you need software that can interpret your slides and present them Pocket Slides from Conduits for Pocket PC – Pocket Slides from Conduits for Pocket PC –

15 Free Software! Check out free and inexpensive software for your Palm from: Check out free and inexpensive software for your Palm from:

16 Pocket PC Websites

17 Legal Resources at Your Fingertips Federal Rules of Evidence US Constitution Daily News from newspapers

18 Viewing a PDF on your PDA (Palm & Pocket PC) Adobe Reader Adobe Reader

19 Take Documents with You Programs like Documents to Go let you copy documents including word documents, spreadsheets and slideshows to your Palm Programs like Documents to Go let you copy documents including word documents, spreadsheets and slideshows to your Palm

20 Pocket Word and Pocket Excel (Pocket PC) “Pocket” versions of the software you know and love “Pocket” versions of the software you know and love

21 Avoid Getting Lost Don’t be late for client appointments or locating a new courthouse Don’t be late for client appointments or locating a new courthouse Download map directions from or (formerly mapblast) Download map directions from or (formerly mapblast) iQue from Garmin, EMTAC Wireless Bluetooth GPS (Global Positioning System) add-ons iQue from Garmin, EMTAC Wireless Bluetooth GPS (Global Positioning System) add-ons

22 Printing from your PDA Many utilities available Many utilities available Usually through: Usually through: Infrared, Infrared, Wireless, or Wireless, or Bluetooth connection Bluetooth connection

23 Backup Your Data! Make sure you synch your Palm to the desktop to backup the changes you make on your Palm Make sure you synch your Palm to the desktop to backup the changes you make on your Palm Consider using a case management program to get additional redundancy Consider using a case management program to get additional redundancy

24 “Beaming” on your Pocket PC Palm isn’t the only device that can “beam you up” Palm isn’t the only device that can “beam you up” Peacemaker from Conduits (www.conduits.com) lets you beam contacts, appointments, notes, and files from your Pocket PC to just about any PDA Peacemaker from Conduits (www.conduits.com) lets you beam contacts, appointments, notes, and files from your Pocket PC to just about any PDAwww.conduits.com

25 Manage Your Expenses Track your mileage and out of pocket expenses on your Palm Track your mileage and out of pocket expenses on your Palm Make year-end accounting easier Make year-end accounting easier

26 Clean Up the Startup Folder (Pocket PC) Browse to Browse to My Device > Windows > Startup NOT the “Start Menu” NOT the “Start Menu” Delete un-necessary programs Delete un-necessary programs

27 Know Your Competition Search the Palm version of Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer finder through your Palm Search the Palm version of Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer finder through your Palm

28 Create your own Custom Database! (Pocket PC) Visual CE from SYWARE Visual CE from SYWARE (www.syware.com) WYSIWYG editor WYSIWYG editor Completely customizable Completely customizable Impress your friends! Impress your friends!

29 Upgrade Your Palm Apps Check out Agendus for enhanced calendars, contact lists and Todo management and optionally on the Palm Check out Agendus for enhanced calendars, contact lists and Todo management and optionally on the Palm $24.95 $

30 Adding Fonts to your Pocket PC Simply use ActiveSync to copy TrueType fonts from your PC to your Pocket PC Simply use ActiveSync to copy TrueType fonts from your PC to your Pocket PC Windows > Fonts folders Windows > Fonts folders

31 Combine Critical Functions Replace older model cell phones and Palm Pilots with a Palm with a built- in phone Replace older model cell phones and Palm Pilots with a Palm with a built- in phone Kyocera 7135 Kyocera 7135 Tungsten W Handheld Tungsten W Handheld Handspring Treo SmartPhone Handspring Treo SmartPhone

32 Windows CE Inbox Transfer (Pocket PC)

33 Thank You! Carol Schlein Carol Schlein President President Law Office Systems, Montclair NJ Law Office Systems, Montclair NJ Brett Burney Brett Burney Legal Practice Support Coordinator Legal Practice Support Coordinator Thomson Hine LLP, Cleveland OH Thomson Hine LLP, Cleveland OH


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