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Richard's Legal Admin Place

I generally write about technology affecting the lives and work habbits of fellow legal administrators. Much of my material is BlackBerry related, but not all!

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  1. More BlackBerry time savers...

    by , 11-26-2008 at 10:44 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    I'm embarrassed to say that I still know people who have a BlackBerry and a cell phone. I'm not even talking about one of the "older" style BlackBerrys. I'm talking about one of the new schwankie Curves, Bolds, or even Storms. Now, I can certainly understand the desire to "escape" from work. I can also understand that the older BlackBerrys weren't very nice to talk on as a cell phone since it actually appeared like you had a hockey puck stuck in your ear. But lets be reasonable ...
  2. That annoying "Sent from BlackBerry" email signature

    by , 11-25-2008 at 10:42 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    Have you ever received an email from a friend (or had someone complain to you about yours) who's email signature said, "Sent from BlackBerry"?

    And when you saw that signature did you think, "Boy! That's pretentious! Why do I care??"

    Well, we have a solution! Either their firm is on a BES (Business Enterprise System) system or they have a general BIS account (BIS being BlackBerry Internet Service).

    On a BES system it's easy to fix! ...
  3. The BlackBerry is your friend... your very efficient friend

    by , 11-24-2008 at 10:47 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    Many legal managers are highly trained in their specialties or as generalists. Everyday in our very busy lives, wouldn't it be great to get 10 extra minutes out of every hour? There's a scary word that can help with it. Technology.

    Sure, we all know it can help us save time. But there's also the question of how can you take advantage of time saving technology when you don't know where to start or who to ask? Do you even know what less-technological tasks are taxing your time commitments? ...
  4. That very persistent Green flashing light on you BlackBerry...

    by , 11-24-2008 at 10:41 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    I've noticed recently that there are still a lot of BlackBerry users who either don't know it's possible or haven't ever noticed that persistent little Green Flashing "service indicator" light.

    Is this light necessary? Not generally! I can imagine a hand full of circumstances where it might be, but for the most part it's an unnecessary distraction (plus your spouse hates it!).

    Here's how to shut it off:

    Go into your Options/Settings area. Select ...
  5. Simplify your BlackBerry life with "AutoText"

    by , 08-08-2008 at 01:21 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    This is actually a blog entry I wrote on my "normal" blog: Richard's Legal Admin Place

    Ahhh! "AutoText" yet another word you've probably not ever heard of! But this is a word that should perk your ears!

    Upon receiving my first BlackBerry a couple years ago I realized that though this hunk-o-plastic can save me a lot of anguish, it also can take a lot more time to compose a simple reply than just waiting to get back to my office. I hated ...

    Updated 11-24-2008 at 10:39 AM by 23294

  6. Email is coming out of my ears!! Please help my BlackBerry!!

    by , 08-08-2008 at 01:11 AM (Richard's Legal Admin Place)
    This is actually a blog entry I wrote on my "normal" blog: Richard's Legal Admin Place

    So, this could be a Dear Abby column!! Let's just say I have a couple friends I know (that's not supposed to be the surprising part) who have... 1500 emails saved on their BlackBerry Smartphones.

    Our conversation would go something like this:

    Richard: "Now, Marla, why do you have 1500 messages on your BlackBerry? Do you really NEED all of them on your BlackBerry?" ...