Productivity

Three immediate productivity boosts from using Microsoft Office the right way

Three immediate productivity boosts from using Microsoft Office the right way

We’ve yet to meet an attorney who finds that they have enough hours in the day.  We also haven’t met an attorney who isn’t using Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, we’ve also yet to meet an attorney who uses the power of Office to its fullest extent and to their best advantage.  In fact, many attorneys seem caught up in using Office in ways that hold them back.  So, this is not an article about things to do in Office, but about things to stop doing.

Simple Document Problems Require Simple Technological Solutions

Simple Document Problems Require Simple Technological Solutions

We started Woodpecker because we believed that we had a revolutionary way to make it easier to create & draft documents, especially routine, repetitive documents. What we found were an awful lot of big, complicated solutions to what seemed to be simple problems. For the aspects of document assembly that Woodpecker is focused on, we’ve only seen systems that are big and even bigger.

Sign on the Virtual Dotted Line: The 6 best eSignature Options for Your Law Firm

Sign on the Virtual Dotted Line: The 6 best eSignature Options for Your Law Firm

The need for attorneys to automate in order to thrive – or maybe even to survive – in the legal industry has never been stronger. In this post we take a look at five ways that you can streamline the process of getting client documents signed . . . and, no, none of them involve faxing.

Starting Your Own Law Office: 5 Alternatives to Faxing

Starting Your Own Law Office: 5 Alternatives to Faxing

Starting up your own law office can seem scary, especially since it means you need to take care of all of those basic office functions that somebody else always handled.  We’re going to show you how you can take care of business with all of the technology you’ll need, starting with how NOT to buy a fax machine.

The Five Best Word Add-Ins For Law Firms, Plus One “Surprise”

The Five Best Word Add-Ins For Law Firms, Plus One “Surprise”

There are dozens of fantastic Microsoft Word add-ins, but you probably don’t have time to try all of them out at your law firm. That’s why we’ve narrowed our choices down to five, well, six of the best add-ins for law firms.

4 Ways Smart Templates Create a Competitive Advantage for Your Practice

4 Ways Smart Templates Create a Competitive Advantage for Your Practice

Manually producing paperwork is not only inefficient and error-prone—it prevents your firm from competing in the evolving legal marketplace. Whether you invest in a comprehensive document management system or opt for low-cost solution like Woodpecker, there are numerous reasons to standardize your legal documents with smart templates.