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Where once the case book used to be a standard piece of equipment and decor for law offices, modern law offices rely on their tech stack to get things done. So, we have begun assembling this database for legal aid organizations to use as a springboard for their research on what technology product they could use to complete gaps in their tech stack or to replace aging solutions.
You know about case management, document management, and records management. You use your knowledge of the law, the courts, and your clients to represent, educate, and defend them. Knowledge management is a way to address two critical facets of strategic, successful organizational management: • Making the information that you manage more useful and accessible. • Documenting the reasoning behind critical business decisions.
LSNTAP, in partnership with Urban Insight, hosted a virtual information and training session for ReadClearly and WriteClearly. The presentation was led by Ben Upham, Technical Project Manager at Urban Insight. The training reviewed these tools in detail, the installation of the tools, and how to effectively use them. Participants were able to ask questions and were surveyed on how likely they were to use the tools after the training.  In case you missed it, you can view the ReadClearly and WriteClearly training. 
In this webinar we explore some of the recurring features that are found throughout the Office suite. This is an entry level training and is open to all legal aid professionals.  Presenter: Sandy Rylander - Rylander Consulting
It used to be when you had a complex document that needed to be signed, everyone had to gather in the same room and it was a big hassle for everyone involved. Today we have digital services that make getting your documents and signatures a snap! We have put together a list of the five most popular online signature gathering services for you:
Description Pika is a web-based CMS (Case Management System) developed specifically for use by legal aid organizations. Pika focuses on a simple to use user interface and access for anywhere you have a web connections.
Word vs. WordPerfect   A few weeks ago the Word vs. WordPerfect issue came up again on the LStech listserv. The question of which word processing program best serves the legal aid community has been discussed regularly on the list. Although legal aid still has some strong WordPerfect adherents, it seems that most legal aid techies now favor Word (or even Open Office or Google). We thought we'd summarize the discussion (with a little bit of added information) by comparing the two programs and discussing some additional considerations.  
What is the Difference Between GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar? Both products are excellent, but they serve different purposes. There are three considerations that would determine which one you should use:

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