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Nerino J Petro Jr
Nerino J Petro Jr
Practice Management Advisor at State Bar of Wisconsin 
I am the Practice Management Advisor for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Practice411™ Law Office Management Assistance Program. The mission of Practice411™ is to help attorneys operate their offices more effectively and efficiently.
Apr. 13, 2013 1:13 pm
There were three technologies in the Exhibit hall at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 that brought me a WOW moment when I learned about them. These three technologies have the potential to be game changers for lawyers. Learn why I think a video conferencing and screen sharing service, technology from HP and a MS Word add-in are potentially game changing technology for lawyers after the break. The technology...  Read More
Feb. 15, 2013 12:24 pm
Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) version 12 is a terrific program, but trying to remember all of the commands can be a challenge. Nuance, the maker of DNS has compiled this handy two page Command Cheat Sheet that you can download for free here . And if you are curious about the state of speech recognition on your Windows, Mac and smart devices (think iPhone and Android), don't miss my ABA...  Read More
Oct. 8, 2012 2:31 pm
"Gizmos, Gadgets and Widgets" is one of my favorite presentations, especially when I get a chance to present it with a great friend and speaker like Bryan Sims at the 2012 Illinois Solo & Small Firm Conference in September 2012. In this fast-paced conference favorite, Bryan and I share a look at the lighter side of technology, tips and gadgets for your law office and your life. I'ts a fast and...  Read More
Jun. 11, 2012 5:25 pm
I was recently asked if there was a way to track changes on a mobile device in MS Word devices. At that time I wasn't aware of any app having this capability. That has changed (at least for iOS devices) with the release of Office 2 (Office Squared) from Byte 2 (Byte Squared) in the UK. Sean Doherty over at LTN News has reported in his article Byte Squared Releases Mobile Office Tool With...  Read More
Jun. 5, 2012 10:59 am
Too often those of us that use Android smartphones and tablets often feel left behind when apps are released for Apple's iOS and not Android. This held true when Fastcase released its 2010 award-winning app for the iPhone. I am happy to report that this is been rectified with the release of the new free Android app for Fastcase today. Once you install and register the app (free for anyone)....  Read More
Apr. 14, 2012 11:08 am
This article first appeared here in the ABA GP|Solo magazine December 2011 issue. So you have technology in your office that is at least five years old (if not older) and saved $5,000? Is it best to replace everything or replace some items and upgrade or keep others? The answer is, it depends. The following is an attempt to give our lawyer the most up-to-date, not-quite-bleeding-edge...  Read More
Jul. 19, 2010 4:22 pm
The State Bar of Wisconsin has published a two part article I co-authored with Bryan Sims of The Connected Lawye r in the July editions of its InsideTrack e-newsletter. Titled 'Avoiding ethical pitfalls with electronic documents' , part 1 is on Metadata and part 2 is on Redaction. You will find links to parts 1 & 2 here . Both Bryan and I speak frequently on these topics and decided to...  Read More
Apr. 7, 2010 6:28 am
Seth Rowland, Basha Systems, a Time Matters CIC and document assembly master has finally launched a blog on on document assembly named fittingly the Document Assembly & Case Management Blog . Seth is well respected and when it comes to document assembly and if using HotDocs, he's one of the major players when you need to get HotDocs up and running . His most recent post Document Assembly - The...  Read More
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