This list of a few tips for Microsoft Excel should help you manipulate those legal spreadsheets with ease. My favorite one:
Press Alt + Enter to force a new line in a cell.
I don’t know about you guys, but this new line tip has come in handy many times for me.
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I just read an article at Lifehack.org that really made me think about the nature of practicing law. The idea behind the article is that customers are serviced better and happier when you slow down and give them your undivided time. Anyone remotely close to being a lawyer realizes that the practice of law is all about servicing clients (aka: customers). Thus, it stands to reason that lawyers should slow down and give each client their undivided attention. As the article explains:
Customers prefer to deal with people and organizations that treat …
Of all the busy lawyers that I am working with this summer, I do not think many (if any) of them utilize one of the powerful tools available in their computer arsenal: Outlook tasks. As a mere law student (and husband), I live out of my taskpad. Everything that I have to do (or am waiting for someone else to do) resides there. In my opinion, Outlook tasks are critical to organization and knowing what needs to be done. If you’re not familiar with tasks, this article will give you a quick primer and show you some of the cool benefits to using them.
Intro to the Taskpad
If you are using Outlook 2003, all you need to do is click on “Tasks” in your left pane or folder list. The taskpad should display in your right pane. Or, if keyboard shortcuts are your thing, hit CTRL + 4. Your screen should show something similar to this: